Lecturers of Universitas Brawijaya (UB) develop the agricultural and livestock sectors in Ngawonggo Village, Tajinan District – Malang Regency by applying an integrative pattern and zero waste principle. Namely utilizing sheep dung waste into manure for planting oyster mushrooms. Then, the rest of the planting media (baglog) of oyster mushrooms is used as feed for sheep.
They are members of the Doctoral Service (DM) team consisting of Dr. Ir. Irfan H. Djunaidi, M.Sc., IPM (Faculty of Animal Husbandry), Artharini Irsyamawati, M.S (Faculty of Animal Husbandry), Dr. Putu Hadi Setyorini, M.T. (Faculty of Engineering), Dr. Imam Hanafi (Faculty of Administrative Sciences), and Fery Abdul Choliq, S.P., M.P., M.Sc (Faculty of Agricultural Technology).
According to Dr. Irfan as the team leader, this activity is a continuation of last year’s program, which only focused on developing sheep for breeder groups and Angkring Fatchul Ulum Islamic boarding school in Ngawonggo Village. Initially, they only had 25 broods and one male sheep. However, in just one year, it has grown to produce 15 lambs.
“Then, we (DS team) developed the agricultural sector this year in Ngawonggo Village by utilizing livestock manure. The integration of these two sectors will minimize waste production and increase the benefits of raising sheep.” said Irfan
This activity is expected to open up opportunities for the development of MSME business in oyster mushroom cultivation, mushroom processing industry, production of organic compost for students and the community around Islamic boarding schools. As well as increasing the role of Islamic boarding schools in the community in order to improve attitudes, morals, and socio-economics to the community around the boarding school. (dta/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)