Climate Field School: Enhancing Farmers' Adaptive Capacity to Unpredictable Weather

Updated: May 4

Hi, it's Sarah from business team! A month ago I had a chance to accompany Tahir, our engineer to do biogas installation at Desa Gumbrih, Jembrana. It took 2.5 hours to get there from Canggu area. We were planning to install 3 biogas digesters at Desa Gumbrih. I do really enjoy the trip from Canggu to Jembrana, we did not go to the high-altitude area like we used to do the biogas installation at coffee farming, we went to lower altitude at the cocoa farming area. Desa Gumbrih is located near to the beach, the road is really nice, in the midst of the sea and cocoa farming field.

Once we arrived at the location, we received warm greetings from the farmer community. After we did a little introduction to them, we started the biogas installation. We did semi-automate installation with farmers, by that the farmers could learn to install the biogas by themselves. The farmers were really enthusiast to learn about the technical system in installing biogas, they were really active asking some question regarding the bio mass and the gas. Each households in Desa Gumbrih area has at least one cow or pig, that was also one of their main reason they were really interested in Biogas installation. One of the farmer said, every day their livestocks can produces manure until more than 4 large buckets. They had no idea how to manage the manure then the interesting conversation started from this. Our engineer, Tahir informed to them in a simple way that the manure contains two chemical components that can lead to GHG (Green House Gas) and GHGs are responsible for