The organic fertilizer development program based on the utilization of regional potential and community activity waste in supporting the efficiency of agricultural production in Sembalun, Nusa Tenggara Barat
1*R. Lestari, D. Purwanti, Q. G. Fadhilah, R. Yuniati, L.M. Dewi, F.R. Budiman, Sumali, A. Said
Sembalun has been known as one of the regions that produce horticulture plants such as potatoes, garlic, and chili. The intensification program of those commodities, such as provision of inorganic fertilizers, drugs, and pesticides continues to be done in order to increase their harvesting yields. It is indeed increasing the production in a short time, but on the other hand also increase production costs, can foment the environmental pollution, and cause nutrient imbalance in the soil. The organic fertilizer development program based on the utilization of regional potential and community activity waste in supporting the efficiency of agricultural production in Sembalun can be one of the solutions to those problems. The program is present as an effort which able to increase harvesting yields with relatively low costs and environmentally friendly so that their economics can increase through the efficiency of agricultural sector. The farmer whose participate in this program is trained to make organic fertilizer from the waste and materials surrounding them, then applied to their plantation. Organic fertilizer that has been develop can be a substituent and complement of inorganic fertilizers. The implementation of the program showed an improvement in the agriculture production. The program can also empower the community to manage their waste into something more beneficial and sustainable.
agricultural production, organic fertilizer, Sembalun