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Adaptation of indigenous community agricultural systems on climate change (case study of Kasepuhan Ciptagelar, Sukabumi Regency, West Java)

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Hapsari, H. (main author), Hapsari, D. (author), Karyani, T. (author), Fatimah, S. (author)
Conference paper
Publication Date:
IOP Publishing Ltd
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
agricultural development, communication networks, farmers, farming methods, indigenous knowledge, sustainability, traditional technology, climate change, Indonesia (South-Eastern Asia), adaptation, information communication technology
10 pages., IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, via IOPScience website., Climate change is a threat to indigenous farming systems that rely on nature. Indigenous society has idiosyncrasies in managing agricultural systems that relate to nature. This study aims to examine the adaptation mechanism of indigenous farming systems to climate change in terms of social, economic, and technological aspects. The study was conducted in Indigenous Village of Kasepuhan Ciptagelar of Sukabumi Regency West Java. The research method is case study. The technique of collecting data through in-depth interviews with selected informants, participant observation, and focus group discussion (FGD). The results showed that the indigenous society of Kasepuhan Ciptagelar experienced the changes that occur in the environment as a result of climate change. Strategies to adapt to these changes, among others: (1) use natural resources in a sustainable manner, (2) preserve the customary positive impact on the environment, (3) do a crop rotation system, (4) managing the communal granary community food security system, (5) maintaining social values in the society, (6) establish cooperation with the agricultural institutions; (7) utilizing communication networks and information systems; (8) with some help from external parties in the repair of facilities and infrastructure, such as transportation and irrigation; (9) perform the processing of non-rice farming profit-oriented, and (10) instilling the values of local wisdom to the younger generation from an early age.