Utilizing Cow Manure, Residents of Gagah Village Appreciate UB Students Activity

Socialization of Cow Manure Processing by MMD UB Students

Gagah Village, located in Pamekasan, Madura, is one of the villages where the majority of the population work as farmers. According to data reported on Gagah Village website, nearly 400 residents work as breeders, which has an impact on the accumulation of untreated cow dung.

Departing from these problems, a group of students from Universitas Brawijaya who were carrying out the Student Build Village agenda from the 984 group held outreach to farmers and breeders in Gagah Village. The event entitled “Socialization and Training of Waste Management with Economical Value” targeted representatives of farmer groups in Gagah Village, Kadur District, Pamekasan Regency, on Monday (10/7/2023).

According to Kamiliya Andini as the chairman in charge, this activity provides an alternative solution to waste. “This activity is intended to be an alternative to cow dung processing in this village. This outreach received a positive response from the participants. At first our target was 15 people, it turned out that there were 20 people who attended from 5 different hamlets in Gagah Village,” she explained. In addition, Kamiliya added, this event was attended by representatives of Madura State Islamic Institute, BABINSA, BHABINKAMTIBMAS and village officials.

“Residents are also enthusiastic in this discussion forum, seen from the many questions related to the processing of cow waste,” she explained.

Not only socialization, the participants also directly practiced in the field. “Participants also flocked to enliven the training by participating in mixing the soil, watering it with various substances, and paying close attention to the practices carried out by students,” said Erwin Budi.

Alhamdulillah, today’s activities received a positive response from residents. In fact, some of them also asked us to make video tutorials.” This activity does not only stop on one day, but also checks will be carried out periodically every week, “she concluded. (VQ/ UB PR/ Trans.Iir)