Fostering for a Superior Village

The area  fostered by  ​​the Faculty of Animal Husbandry  of Unisma  has successfully become a superior village. Through Bromo Tengger Semeru (BTS) coffee production, this village has been well known and often participates in various coffee exhibitions.

The Dean of Faculty of Animal Husbandry of Unisma Dr. Ir. Inggit Kentjonowaty, MP said that she had implemented the Freedom Campus policy for a long time through  village social work program called  Community Service which has been carried out by students in the Sumberejo Village, Poncokusumo District, Malang Regency. The program even brings about Sumberejo Village to be a superior village in 2020.

She further explained that this social work program began when the animal husbandry study program student association received the village development grant program from the Ministry of Research and Technology in 2018. This program is in the form of community service aimed at empowering rural communities.

“Our community service takes place in the village of Sumberejo located on the slopes of Mount Semeru. This area has the potential of agriculture and animal husbandry. The villagers often plant robusta coffee and raise goats, “said Dr. Inggit.

The coffee farmer group, Tani Santoso II, were targeted in this community service program. The farmers used to sell the coffee in logs at low prices. The reason is that there is no coffee processing coaching for quality and competitiveness.

The Faculty of Animal Husbandry in this program provided quite a long assistance by involving students directly for 2 years. The assistance starts from the correct processing of coffee and hygiene, packaging and marketing.

The Faculty of Animal Husbandry of Unisma already has several target villages. One of them is Sumberejo village, which was given coaching on strengthening soft skills through this program.

Dr. Inggit hopes that this program can build the people’s economy better, meanwhile the interaction in social project activities in the village will make students’ social intelligence sharpened. “Social intelligence plays an important role when students graduate and mingle in the community,” she concluded.