IPB University Lecturers Teaches Jampang Bogor Residents to Cultivate Aloe Vera

Lukie Trianawati, STP, MSi, IPB University Lecturer from the Food Quality Assurance Supervisor Study Program, Vocational School, said that aloe vera is suitable to be planted in Jampang Village, Bogor which has minimal water and the weather is quite hot. She conveyed this substantive recently, when giving a counseling to the residents of Jampang Village in the Lecturer Serving program.

According to her, aloe vera is a medicinal plant that has meaningful use for various diseases. Aloe vera is commonly used as a hair fertilizer, wound healing, and also skin care. This plant is really useful as a raw material for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, as well as a raw material for food and health drinks or medicines that do not contain any chemical preservatives.

In terms of nutritional content, aloe vera gel or egene contains several minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, and chromium. Some of these vitamins and minerals can also function as natural antioxidants, such as phenols, flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and magnesium.

"With the rich of nutritional content, aloe vera has many benefits and also has many potential to be developed by the people of Jampang Village, Parung, Bogor,"she said.

In this Serving Lecturer (Dosen Mengabdi) program, there were several IPB University lecturers who present in order to provide various insights for the residents of Jampang. Dr drh Erni Sulistiawati, lecturer of Veterinary Paramedic Vocational School delivered the substantive material on Choosing Animal-Originated Food Products for Increasing Body Resistance in the New Habit Era. Occy Bonanza, SP, MT, a lecturer in the Ecotourism Study Program, was presented the topic of Arranging Home Yards as Herbal Plant Gardens.

Ir Leni Lidya, MM, lecturer in Agribusiness Management was delivered the topic on Managing Finance by Capturing Opportunities in the Era of New Habit Adaptation. Considering that the recent government's policy in implementing Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the last few months, it has really disrupted people's productivity. This affects the purchasing power of most people as well as their personal financial condition. Adaptation of new habits is considered as a strategic solution by implementing health protocols, therefore people can still remain productive and avoid COVID-19 for sure.

According to her, it is not only people's habits and lifestyles that have changed, but the way we manage family finances has also changed  in accordance to the new life order. In this case, the people must be able to calculate and record the costs of their spending by simply examining the family's financial budget, managing priority needs, then wisely when shopping as well as preparing for an emergency fund.

Based on her observations, the people of Jampang have not recorded their detailed expenditures, have not manage their expenditures based on priority needs, have not not recorded before shopping and have not prepared for an emergency fund. The cost of being sacrificed (opportunity cost) is still not counted as a cost, so that the income earned is not counted clearly. The people of Jampang village also haven't gotten used to saving regularly.

"In order to save money, Jampang's people need to increase their productivity and acceptance. This means that, they must be creative in seizing the existing opportunities. Seeing from the high level of public awareness to maintain health and endurance by adopting a clean and healthy lifestyle, this is an opportunity for the Jampang people to cultivate and process herbal products into various processed products, "she concluded. (IAAS/RI)



Published Date : 24-Aug-2020

Resource Person : Lukie Trianawati, STP, MSi

Keyword : Serving Lecturer, Vocational School, IPB University