Supported by BRI Peduli, This is a Farming Activity in the Middle of Medan City Entrepreneur – 4 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, there is definitely a calm that can pamper your soul and mind with its myriad of activities. That's what you feel when you visit the city of Medan, especially Sudirejo I Village.

This sub-district, which is not far from the stadium that is the pride of the people of Medan, namely the Teladan Stadium, is able to provide a different and “green” attraction amidst the rows of buildings that crowd the area.

Residents and members of the Family Empowerment and Welfare (PKK) Sudirejo I Village present various green plants resulting from independent cultivation in each yard of their house.

They also appear to carry out routine activities to sow and care for the plants they cultivate. Starting from watering the plants, making sure the plants are free of pests, to picking plants ready to harvest, they do it every day, especially in the morning.

The plants they cultivate are not just personal plants, but there are also plants resulting from collaboration between the Sudirejo I Village PKK and BRI. With the presence of cultivated plants in Sudirejo I Village, the area feels shady in the middle of an urban area that is densely packed with people and all their activities.

This initiative increasingly shows that the subdistrict in the center of Medan city has implemented an ecosystem urban farming. Indirectly, they are able to optimize land that is not very large with something that is more productive and has a broad impact, both from a social, economic and environmental perspective.

From an environmental, ecosystem perspective urban farming which is run by the women of Sudirejo I Village, it has proven successful in conserving land and water resources. From the social, ecosystem side urban farming It also strengthens the sense of togetherness and creates a culture of mutual cooperation for the residents of Sudirejo I Village as a whole.

Ecosystem urban farming implemented by Sudirejo I Subdistrict is social and environmental responsibility for cultivation, which is provided by BRI through the BRInita program in collaboration with IWABRI Regional Office Medan.

PKK Chairman Sudirejo I Izan Kasrin expressed his gratitude to BRI, especially the BRInita Program which has provided facilities and infrastructure in the form of urban farming in his area.

“This assistance can realize agricultural activities in urban areas and I hope that this program can continue while improving the welfare of the community, especially the residents of Sudirejo I Subdistrict,” he said.

Ecosystem urban farming in Sudirejo I Subdistrict which is running until now is filled with various fruit plants, vegetables, medicinal plants or three, gazebos, and even hedges.

The BRInita program is part of BRI's social and environmental responsibility. The program also aims to develop densely populated locations such as Sudirejo I Village to make them better from an environmental and health perspective.

Apart from that, the BRInita Program also provides education to residents, such as cooking training to produce better harvests urban farming not only sold as fresh raw materials, but also in the form of processed food and catering.

“With the collaboration between IWABRI (Indonesian People's Bank Women's Association) and PKK (Family Welfare Empowerment) we can sell fresh vegetables, processed food and catering through the ecosystem urban farming this,” said Izan Kasrin.

On a separate occasion, Deputy Main Director of BRI Catur Budi Harto revealed that BRI continues to realize its commitment to social and environmental responsibility by distributing programs that can actually encourage the improvement of the environmental ecosystem. The BRInita program is one of BRI's real commitments to preserving the environment in the city center which utilizes narrow land in densely populated areas.

“This program is not only at one point, but at 21 points spread throughout Indonesia. With the infrastructure assistance that we provide, it is hoped that this program will continue to run continuously so that it becomes a positive forum for the community,” concluded Catur.

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