Madam. Helen and her husband
- Farmers From Kampung Semadang
- Intercropping technique and agroforestry practice are two different methods that have been used by Madam Helen in plantation
Intercropping technique and agroforestry practice are two different methods that have been used by Madam Helen in plantation. Located at Kampung Semadang, Madam Helen and her husband have been producing fruits such as cacao, pepper, pineapple, durian, papaya, dragon fruit, yellow coconut, coconut pandan, and jackfruit as their primary source of income. Aside from that, they are utilizing the space in their farm by raising leptobarbus hoevenii & tilapia fish.
Challenges she faced
Generally, fungi, animal attack, & banana weevil are the common pest & disease in plantations. In order to curb the disease, they have to eliminate the parasites of the tree before it spreads to the other trees. As a means to prevent the fruits from being stolen by monkeys, they cover the fruits using a sack bag.
Furthermore, they would deal with organic waste from the farm by using it to make their own bioenzyme in order to protect the ecosystem. Madam Helen & her husband do not condone open burning as it will pollute the air that can damage the nearby crops and it is believed that the deposition of ash may affect a fish’s health.
Upgraded Harvesting Site
Helen used to have an unorganised harvesting site for her agricultural purposes. With the help of our collaboration on promoting her goods on digital transformation, she was able to gain more customers and profits, which allows her to upgrade her harvesting site.
They are now working on the Roselle plantation as a potential project. They are now planning the land by aerating it. The purpose of this procedure is to loosen the soil manually so it would kill any soil borne pathogen. Apart from that, they would also adjust the soil nutrients by applying manure and bio enzymes as organic fertilizer.
Madam Helen & her husband have a great passion for plantation & it became a benefit for them as it allows them to generate their income. As a result, they are now maximizing the 4 acres of land, focusing on how to properly care for their plantations in order to grow high-quality fruit
Little By Little, Little Becomes A lot
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.” ― Thomas Jefferson. We look forward to collaborating and assisting Madam Helen and her husband in sustainable farming and marketing more of her products and attracting more potential customers for her product through Farmily. Stay tuned for more updates on her journey towards sustainability!
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