Rural and Regional Planning Group International Conference in IPB International Convention Center (IICC) – 28 & 29 September 2015

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Rural Research and Planning Group (RRPG)
The 6th International Conference and Field Study in Indonesia 2015

Research Paper:

AGRO-BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION THROUGH CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN BUGBUG TRADITIONAL VILLAGE, KARANGASEM BALI, INDONESIA – PPT PDF File DOWNLOAD

Hadi Susilo Arifin
Landscape Management Division, Landscape Architecture Department
Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

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E-mail: hsarifin@ipb.ac.id and BLOG: www.hsarifin.staff.ipb.ac.id

ABSTRACT
Karangasem District is located in the most eastern part of Bali island with the size 839.54 Km², and with the number of population recorded to be as many as 457,204 people. The administrative regions consisting of 8 districts, 78 villages. Geographically, Karangasem District is dominated by dry land as much as 91.48%, which means only 8.52% is accounted as the wet land. Around 50.61% of the population lead their lives as farmers; thus, the government of Karangasem prioritizes its policy on agriculture. One of the existing cultural heritages is the Traditional Village of Bugbug. Bugbug Village has a scenic nature, ranging from hills, low lands, and beaches. It is also rich in bio-diversity with traditional system of agriculture management based on the local wisdom. Such a system has been adapted with knowledge and technology, has a traditional agriculture institution, such as “subak” and “abian” or “sayan”, and fisherman groups to manage integrated agriculture. Integrated agriculture includes farming, estates, forestry, fishery, and tourism. Such integrated system is expected to be able to create strong and cultured sustainable agricultural systems. They have been conserving the agro-biodiversity due to not only for producing food in order to keep food security, but they have to provide a daily praying and offering materials, which consist of plants, flowers, fruits, meats production for “canang” or “banten”.

Keywords: agro-biodiversity, culture, heritage, integrated farming system, traditional village

Local term: abian, banten, canang, sayan, and subak.

 

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