Prof. Dr. Hadi Susilo ARIFIN, a professor in ecology and management of landscape, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), as a member of “POKJA Ahli Dewan Ketahanan Pangan (DKP) Pusat”, and a member of “Tim Pemberdayaan Ekonomi dan Gizi Keluarga – Pusat Konsumsi dan Keamanan Pangan/P2KP – Badan Ketahanan Pangan, Kementrian Pertanian RI” has been campaigning “Pekarangan”, the Indonesian traditional home gardens management for agrobiodiversity conservation to support food security in the family level. He believes that “pekarangan” in each homestead should be revitalized as energy sources, not only in the large or extra ordinary size of pekarangan in the rural area, but, also it can be developed in the small pekarangan in urban area. For “pekarangan sempit” – small pekarangan, practically, it would be soil-based or soiless based cultivation, e.g. hydroponic, aeroponic by vertical gardens/verti-culture, hanging gardens, “tabulampot” (container gardens), green roof gardens, especially for nurtured landscape of urban agriculture.

Based on his research results of Java Homestead Survey, more or less 50% species were found as ornamental plants in pekarangan, but, the 50% remained are starchy crops, fruit plants, vegetable crops, medicinal plants, industrial plants, spice crops, and miscellaneous (for fuel wood, building construction and handcraft materials, shading trees, soil and water conservation trees, wildlife habitat etc.). Therefore, agroforestry system (combination between stand of the trees and cash crops) should be designed in pekarangan. Further more, for wet landscape with high precipitation and water resources availability, the agro-silvo-fishery system can be practiced in these pekarangans. On the other hands, if lack of water it will be suggested for the agro-silvo-pastura system.

Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin’s movement in the extension service activities in early 2011, as follows:

April 08-10, 2011: Site visit & designing of pekarangan land for PENAS XIII in Tenggarong Kutai Kertanegara – East Kalimantan

April 04, 2011: Lokakarya “Antisipasi Dampak Perubahan Iklim dan Krisis Pangan dalam Upaya Memantapkan Ketahanan Pangan Nasional”, Hotel Bidakara, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan

March 29-30, 2011: Manajemen Pekarangan sebagai Sumber Kehidupan untuk Mewujudkan Ketahanan Pangan Rumah Tangga – Apresiasi dan Lokakarya Percepatan Penganekaragaman Konsumsi Pangan (P2KP) Berbasis Pangan Lokal se-Propinsi Riau Tahun 2011, Hotel Mutiara Merdeka, Pekanbaru

March 17-18, 2011: Pemanfaatan dan Pengelolaan Pekarangan, Apresiasi Diversifikasi Pangan-Pusat Pelatihan Pertanian, Badan Penyuluhan dan Pengembangan SDM Pertanian, Kementrian Pertanian di Hotel Dhyana Pura Beach Resort, Seminyak, Bali

March 7-11, 2011: Pemanfaatan dan Pengelolaan Pekarangan, TOT – Apresiasi Penyuluh Pendamping Percepatan Penganekargaman Konsumsi Pangan (P2KP) di 300 tingkat Kota/Kabupaten se Indonesia, Hotel Kinasih, Caringin, Bogor.

February 25-26, 2011: Pemanfaatan dan Pengelolaan Pekarangan, MOT – Workshop Training P2KP bagi Aparat di Tingkat Pusat di Grand USSU Hotel, Cisarua, Bogor.