Joglo Tani Kolong Langit: agricultural training in Indonesia

The JTKL centre has become the reference point for farmers who want to bring innovation to their farming methods.

Agricultural training that involves communities

Samboja is famous throughout its district for its wide-ranging arable land. This is why agriculture is one of the main local jobs and the Joglo Tani Kolong Langit (JTKL) training centre has become a point of reference for those who want to share their knowledge of integrated production, cultivation of vegetables as sources of protein and vegetable gardens for feeding families on a daily basis. With its open-air classes, the centre lets us gradually improve farming practices and produce. There are many trainee farmers at JTKL and they are independent when it comes to growing their own daily food. They can dedicate themselves to work in the field without the stress of high market prices.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan signed in September 2015 by 193 UN member states. It incorporates 17 goals aimed at the socio-economic development of communities and regions. In line with the second goal, through this project we are helping end hunger, attain food safety, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (Goal 2).

Safety first

We believe that workplace safety is a fundamental principle that we share with employees, contract workers and local communities. For that reason, we implement all necessary measures to avoid accidents, including organisational models to assess and manage risk, training programmes, skills development and the promotion of a culture of safety.

Although farming is mainly seen as men's work, many women like me aspire to play a more active part in it. I keep a vegetable garden and breed fish to feed my family. With my husband I'm building an integrated school inspired by JTKL and the educational farm concept.

Khurotin, member of Joglo Tani Kolong Langit