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Field Trip

Field Trips are planned on 25 November. You can choose and attend one of the locations from below. Kindly register for one of the the Field Trips through the registration website by 4 November.

  1. Wanagama, Kampoeng Batik Wukirsari Bantul
    Enjoy the community development based tropical forest in Wanagama I, GunungKidul Yogyakarta and Kampoeng Batik, Wukirsari Bantul
    Read more about wanagama
    Wanagama stands from wana (forest) and gama (universitas gadjah mada) is an educational forest established by the spirit of struggling from limiting resources to reforest marginal and critical areas in Gunung Kidul Regency. The Gunung Kidul Regency was a dry area and was known as the driest region in Java. During dry season this area had been lacking water, leading to famine. The success of reforestation was a complex combination of the application of modern silvicultural techniques develop by Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada and social engagement with local people. The silvicultural techniques were able to establish forest from nothing, utilizing existing resources. While social engagement in Wanagama provides access to forest land for local people and balancing the need to establish forest such as fertilizer through the application of agroforestry system. The reforestation success also inspires local community to adapt the silvicultural system and has been applied throughout the Gunung Kidul landscape. Yet, it has been adapted to many different regions in Java island. Not only forest was established, the nontimber forest and ecosystem services also improved, for example, water is available throughout years.

    Read more about Kampoeng Batik Wukirsari
    Kampong Batik Giriloyo have been the center of Yogyakarta batik artisans. The name “Batik Giriloyo” is taken from the name of the village in the south of Yogyakarta which is famous as the center of the original batik artisans, characteristic of Yogyakarta and Mataram (Yogyakarta and surrounding areas). Kampong Giriloyo is one of the tourist village located in Wukirsasi Village, Imogiri, Bantul, Special Region of Yogyakarta. As a region which is located quite far with urban center, Giriloyo own landscape, architecture, community, and cultural interest make up together as one of its locality appeal.

    Indigenous peoples who live there are native Javanese. The main activities of the people are farmers and traditional batik artisans. In general, almost all the residents of the Giriloyo is a traditional batik artisans. The motifs in the batik that produced are mainly classical Yogyakarta batik motif (the motif heritage of Yogyakarta palace) such as: Sido Mukti, Sido Luhur, Truntum, Revelation Tumurun, Sekar Jagat and-others. Giriloyo batik handicraft products has its own peculiarities, since it is produced with natural dyes made from plants and herbs that are around the area such as fruits Joho, jackfruit wood, banana skins, crimson, shy daughter leaves, bark high, mahogany skin, and hindigo vera. The red color is produced from the bark steeper and mahogany, yellow color of jackfruit wood and fruit Joho, pink from shy daughter, from banana bark brown, and blue of hindigo vera. Batik artisan’s work with natural dyes is characteristic of batik products Giriloyo, Imogiri. The use of green processing and natural dyes instead of synthetic dyes, are because they want to maintain the quality of the environment and preserve the tradition of Batik Imogiri itself. Batik with natural color is considered more comfortable and healthy to use rather than batik cloth with synthetic dyes.
    Source: https://giriloyobatik.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/nyolet.jpg
    In Giriloyo batik is seen as an activity in the architectural space. This can be seen from the pattern of people’s habit who are daily in doing batik whether be inside the house or outside the house. There is even the homes skipper batik or batik gallery there. Batik is usually done in the terrace outside the house while chatting with neighbors and to accompany the children to play. In addition, as a center of Yogyakarta batik, batik Giriloyo Sentra also offers travel packages to learn batik, the batik making course and also walking around touring in the village Giriloyo Yogyakarta batik village.
  2. Cacao Farm (Coklat), Kotagede Engage with the local community in making chocolate from a local cocoa farm, GunungKidul Yogyakarta
    and enjoy the cultural heritage of building and handicraft in the district of Kotagede, Yogyakarta Read more about Cacao Farm
    Cacao is one of commodity plantation that has main role in national economy. One of cacao plantation is Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It has 1.116,7 ha with the average of 0,75 ton/ha manitained by 8.752 main family (KK) farmer. One of cacao village supervised by UGM is Gambiran.
    Cacao farmer in Gambiran has problem in the quantity and quality of the product. So, UGM took a role to developed and to prepared technology to solve it. Products are chocolate powder, chocolate fat and stem chocolate. It has environmental aspect too, as to utilize waste from leaf become cacao tea.
    cacao farm
  3. Nglanggeran, PIAT Berbah
    Explore the beautiful ecotourism village of Nglanggeran, GunungKidul Yogyakarta and learn and experience an integrated farming system model in Pusat Inovasi AgroTeknologi Brebah Yogyakarta
    Pusat Inovasi AgroTeknologi
    PIAT is one of offcampus facilities owned by UGM which is focused on agriculture related products and technology development and research. This facility supports education, research and technology incubation for students and stafs in the field of agriculture, animal health and husbandry, biology, farmacy and other related fields. PIAT has two separate site locations which are in berbah area (35 ha) and in Mangunan area (150 ha). The main facilities in Berbah area are green houses, rice fields, cattle ranch and farms, chicken farms, deer ranches, post harvesting vacilities, solid waste recycling facility, fish ponds, organic farm, rare species collection, and outbond facilities. Integration among these facilities is always pursued in order to reduce the cost and increase the productivity. Meanwhile in Mangunan it is focused on the industrial plantation such as rubber, eucaliptus, and medicinal plants with processing facilities and also recreational sites.

    Readmore About Nglanggeran

    Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano is administratively located in the village of the District Nglanggeran Patuk Gunung Kidul Regency, D.I. Yogyakarta. Ancient Volcano Region has an area of 48 ha. While Nglanggeran Village area has an area of 762.0990
    hectares in land use are mostly used for agricultural land, plantations, fields and yards. The pattern of land ownership is dominated by village treasury ground.

    Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano old andesite formation. Some of the rocks that can be identified in the region include andesite breccias, tuffs and pillow lavas. Volcanic clastic rock outcrops found in Ancient Volcano Nglanggeran is ideal. Based on a unique and distinct types of rocks are there, then the region named geological formations Ancient Volcano Nglanggeran and today is one of the geopark geosite Gunung Sewu.

    The above conditions are the main attraction for the tourists to visit the region and become a special interest tourism for nature lovers and students. Management area
    is done by the local community. Initiation of local people to launcing as an ecotourism area in 2009 caused the number of tourists has increased sharply. The development of a positive economic impact for local people.

  4. Code, Tourist Village Pentingsari Cangkringan Sleman
    Learn about the community based river restoration of Code Yogyakarta and disaster mitigation and rehabilitation in Merapi Mountain
    Readmore About Code River

    Code River is one of main river that crossing Yogyakarta City which has headwaters located in the active volcano in Yogyakarta, Mount Merapi. Code riverbanks that already inhabited by thousands of people is actually a disaster prone area, to floods and lava floods. Efforts to build the resilience river carried out by various stakeholders, also as a part to restorate the river.


    They clean the rivers and makes greening movement, setting up infrastructure-based for flood risk reduction, and empower the communities through village tour. One of the big movement called River School (Sekolah Sungai) that initiated back in 2014 by Local Code River Community (Pamerti Code) and Universitas Gadjah Mada. River School then supported by National Board for Disaster Management (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana) and launched for the first time in 2015 by Vice Rector for Research and Community Services of Universitas Gadjah Mada. River School is a big movement to educate citizens about the knowledge of conducting a sustainable live around the river, in line with Indonesia President, Joko Widodo’s slogan: Mental Revolution (Revolusi Mental).

    Readmore About Tourist Village Pentingsari
    Pentingsari village, also known as Dewi Peri, is a tourist village of natural laboratories in Southeast Asia is situated on the slope of Merapi Mountain in Cangkringan, Sleman, Yogyakarta.
    PentingSari is one of tourist village destination areas because of the unique culture and beautiful environment. Tourists can live and experience rural living, suitable for a family vacation, to add
    together to perform a variety of activities and facilities are provided in this village. This touristvillage offer a quiet rural atmosphere with a traditional inn built of wood which adds to the impression at one with nature.
    Pentingsari village ever received an award from the World Committee on Tourism Ethics WCTE as a tourist village that has been applying the principles of the Code of Ethics for Tourism World 2011. There are several attractions such as Holy Shower Sendangsari, Luweng, Joglo, Batu Dakon. Natural conditions Tourism Village Pentingsari that located by Two Rivers (Rivers Pawon and Yellow River) is very suitable for tracking whether it’s for teens, children, adults and older people. The track covers area with a passing lane river edge, through rice fields, up and down the cliff with tunnels very unique and beautiful, passed amid shade of various types of forestry.
    This village is an area that is shaped like a peninsula, as in the east and the west is an area that is relatively steep with limit of two times / river which time the yellow in the west and times pawon in the east, and both times it met in the south of the village. The only access to this village over the bridge crossing times Pawon, so the location is somewhat isolated from other areas. Pentingsari tourist village location rather isolated rural areas that are forming atmosphere with nature is very pronounced. Forest with various plants interspersed with fruit trees such as avocado, durian, chocolate bark and plants found there is very tight.
    In addition to natural attractions even this village known for its history because it seems this area is a hideaway of Prince Diponegoro. Myths and legends that were until now coloring Pentingsari tourist village is what causes this village remained to protect trees in the village. Therefore, this village especially attractive to travelers who are desperately concerned about the preservation of nature. Empowerment of rural communities in Pentingsari village can maximize the utilization of potential of nature and environment, as well as to empower communities by maximizing the utilization of social culture, customs and historical heritage of rural communities by maximizing the potential of agriculture and plantation. This part of management is important because Penting Sari village is located in the slope of Merapi Mountain and as a catchment area for downstream area. Water conservation that shows in the management of eco-tourism in this village, by promoting the reforestation and farming, is part of the environmental preservation.
  5. Agroturism Samigaluh, Kalibawang
    Learn about agrotourism in Samigaluh and Kalibawang Kulon Progo Yogyakarta
    Readmore About Women Farmers Group (KWT) Pawon Gendis
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, continued to develop agro-based horticultural crops, they want to arrang the northern region, known as the Mount Menoreh be area-based fruit with agro tourism. A lot of community-based tourism group begin to develop as an impact of this policy. One of those group is a women farmers group (KWT) called Pawon Gendis.
    Women Farmers Group Pawon Gendis located in the Banjarharjo Village, Kalibawang District, Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta. Pawon Gendis has already cultivating the production of processed food made of Pegagan for a long period of time. The weeds were long, considered as an agricultural weed but actually is a herbal plants. Pegagan plants which in latin is called Centella Aquatica is nutritious because it has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects, antidiuretic, antibacterial and leratolitik. Dwi Martuti (leader of the group) together with KWT Pawon Gendis on December 21, 2015 even received a presidential award, in the form of awards Adhikarya Nusantara Food Industry in Food Security category.
    The main activity KWT pawon Gendis is developing a variety of local food processing, such as processed food from Pagagan (tea, chocolate, peanut brittle), dragon fruit, banana sale, pudding purple yam, dried banana, dried cassava leaves, egg roll mocaf, mocaf sticks special dragon fruit, fish dumplings and meatballs, brown sugar, crystal sugar ginger, turmeric, salted egg and various other preparations. The group also had a booth of products under the name “Manihot Snack” in which the products are sold made from raw tubers. Additionally, KWT Pawon Gendis also has a craft business and founded the Read to broaden the children free of charge.
    PT. Pagilaran is a private company engaged in the major commodity on tea and cocoa. PT. Pagilaran was previously owned by Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), and then nowadays owned by UGM. As a company belongs to the University, PT. Pagilaran has missions of implementing 3 pilars of higher education (education, research, and public services) as well as business. As the missions manifest, PT. Pagilaran has been cooperating with Indonesian government through the Directorate General of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture to empower the people of Central Java in Batang, Pekalongan, and Banjarnegara with NES (Nucleus Estate Smallholder) program. NES program on tea started in 1985 covering area of ​​2,560 hectares (ha) involving 9133 farmers. In the same year, it was also established cocoa plantation which covered more than 5,000 ha. After a few years, the partnership of PT. Pagilaran and smallholders resulted mutually benefit. Then the partnership was copied by the Yogyakarta government to make the same program and focused on Samigaluh, Kulon Progo. In Samigaluh and its surroundings have been agreed to open a new farmer’s plantation ​​1.000 ha for tea, and 4,000 ha for cocoa. Planting was carried out in 1990-1994 and realized farmer’s tea plantations area of ​​745 ha, and cocoa plantations area of ​​4,240 ha. After completion of planting and cultivating the plant for 3 years, the garden was handed over to farmers to maintain and harvest the plant products, whereas PT. Pagilaran play a role as the offtaker of the farmer’s products and technical supervising to farmers on good practices for tea-cocoa cultivation. Tea leaf of smallholder is send to factory of PT. Pagilaran and processed into dried tea products. In the same manner, cocoa beans from smallholder is send and processed into well fermented beans. This mutually beneficial partnership has continued since 1990 until now. Especially for tea products, by considering of market needs, the tea leaf was processed into green tea, then changed into jasmine tea, and now in the development of premium tea of red tea (hon-cha, 紅茶) and yellow tea (黃茶) to better provide mutual benefits. On the other hand, started in 2016, the tea and cocoa plantation is being developed as a tourist destination (agrotourism) in line with the tourism program of local government to open a new lines of tour from the new air port (Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta) to Borobudur temple (Magelang, Java Central).
    samigaluh pt pagilaran