“Local Wisdom and Ecovillage Oriented Agroforestry Development for Enhancing Creative Economy” 1)

Hadi Susilo ARIFIN 2) and Nurhayati HS ARIFIN 2)

1) International Seminar of the Managing of Environment: Learning from The Past, Reaching for The Future (Workshop on The International World Conference Wisdom 2010), University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 5-8 December 2010

2) Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

E-mail Address: hsarifin@ipb.ac.id and dedhsa@yahoo.com

The diversity of Indonesian bio-physics and socio-cultures are potential resources for community based agriculture economic development. Triple bottom line benefits should be improved to have environmental conservation, community welfare and amenity service in order to harmonize relationships between rural and urban landscapes development. Local wisdom and local knowledge of community in agriculture system could be empowered, such as practicing of agroforestry, agrosilvopastural, or agrosilvofishery in “pekarangan” (home gardens), “kebun campuran” (mixed gardens) and “talun” (forest gardens). By promoting these practices, the opportunities of production and conservation function can be gained. Community welfare can be achieved through the planning and revitalizing of eco-village concept. Ecologically, the beautification of rural and agricultural landscape can be developed as agro-tourism objects. It is promoted to gain the creative economy for rural community. Besides doing farming system activities, householders or farmers can provide home stay service, small traditional food restaurant, souvenir shops, and guidance services for visitors and tourists. It will be additional income source for small holder farmers.

Key words: agroforestry system, agrotourism, eco village, local wisdom, triple bottom line benefit