LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF CIPATAT KOLOT ON THE CLIMATE ADAPTATION: SEED, ORGANIC FERTILIZER, AND HARVEST PROCESSING (2021)

By Bahagia, Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya, Zuzy Anna, Rimun – Wibowo & Muhammad Shiddiq Ilham Noor on
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Abstract:

Climate change is characterized by several elements, namely unpredictable rainy and dry seasons, floods and unpredictable droughts. This study aims to determine the indigenous peoples’ local wisdom in adapting to climate change, which includes screening process of local paddy seeds, the use of organic fertilizers, and traditional harvest management strategies. The method used in this research is the qualitative research method combined with the ethnographic approach. This method is applied based on the consideration that the topic of this research is related to the culture and social of indigenous peoples. The data was collected by means of in-depth interviews, observation, and documentation. Informants were selected by using the purposive sampling technique. The results were scrutinized carefully by means of the triangulation process. The results of the study show the facts that the way indigenous peoples deal with climate change is by physically and physiologically selecting seeds and storing seeds for three months so that the seeds will grow stronger. In addition, they only selects paddies that has reached a full state of growth, that is mature to avoid going rotten even though the climate change occurs. Then, they have the traditional rice dryers to get rice dried, thereby enabling those to be more climate-resistant. They also use the organic fertilizer to reduce the production of emissions as a cause of global climate change.

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