Day 3 – 2011.09.21
At 06.30 am, all participant gathered at Landhuis guest house and we departured to lembang at Mr Doyo’s farm as mekar tani jaya farm’s group in cibodas agriculture center, lembang west java. This trip lasted until 00.30 pm and continued with lunch break in Mr Doyo’s guest house.
At 01.00 pm until 02.00 pm, Mr. Doyo informed us about the farm and gave motivation to the students about his struggle in agricultural. Subsequently, each group was analyzing the soil and plants at Mr. Doyo’s farm with dr. soil analyzer from japan and each group also visited the packaging house of Mekar jaya farms group and studied about its supply chain management and its postharvest handling. From this visited, we can get many information about the agricultural systems in his field and how to handle and manage the farmer partner and how to run horticultural market in global trading with discipline to obey the government and agricultural rule so, Mr. Doyo and friends can get trusted from his client. The field work has ended at 05.00 pm and all participant checked in at narima hotel, lembang, north bandung.
The activity was continued at 07.00 pm, all participant got dinner and each universitywas making performance in cultural evening. From that events, we can see many diversity cultural in Indonesia from Sumatra thus Javanese performance, Pencak silat performance, Dance, Magic performance and Bingo games from Ibaraki and Tsukuba University, and also Traditional Japanese Games from Ryukyu University, and “Kimigayo” (national anthem of japan) from Ehime University.
Day 4 – 2011.09.22
At 07.30 am, all participant has departed from hotel to IVEGRI (Indonesia Vegetable Research Institute) and arrived at 08.00 am. All students saw IVEGRI presentation and got information about IVEGRI task in government ministry. Beside that, we got the latest research and product that done by IVEGRI.
After that, we went to the horticultural field in behind the main building of IVEGRI. We made some practical work at IVEGRI field (i.e soil and leaves sampling, pH and soil analysis, soil temperature and colour analysis, plant diseases analyses) with the kit and Dr. Soil Analyzer from japan.
After that, we went to the horticultural field in behind the main building of IVEGRI. We made some practical work at IVEGRI field (i.e interview with IVEGRI officer, soil and leaves sampling, pH and soil analysis, soil temperature and colour analysis, plant diseases analyses) with the kit and Dr. Soil Analyzer from japan. The fieldwork has ended at 12.00 am, all participant got a lunch break and made some discussion about the results. At 02.00 pm, all participant went to Strawberry pick at “natural” garden, lembang. From this place, we can pick some strawberry and made some interview with a farmer about how to made market and agricultural systems for strawberry plants.
After picked some strawberry and bought it, i also accompany Japanese team to bought some souvenir in that place and done several transaction with Indonesian-Japanese book. At 05.00 pm, all participants went to the “Natural” café and got strawberry juice and dinner package. In this place, each group made some discussion about the result that have been taken at the field and compared with the information that taken in the interview. At 06.00 pm, all participant returned to Narima Hotel and continued the group discussion to make report preparation for final presentation. That discussion has ended until 11.00 pm. (Annisa Paramita)