E3S Web Conf.
Volume 249, 20214th International Conference on Sustainability Science (CSS2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Sustainability, Community, Indigenous Knowledge and Gender|
|Published online||07 April 2021|
Urban Farming as Women Empowerment: Case Study Sa’uyunan Sarijadi Women’s Farmer Group in Bandung City
Environment Science Program, Postgraduate School, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
2 Center for Environment and Sustainability Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
3 Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran
* Corresponding author: Kinantiindahsafitri@gmail.com
Urban farming activity in Bandung City contains an idea of women empowerment. That is because urban farming has done a lot by housewife. The Bandung City Government attempts to implement gender mainstreaming program in the development through urban farming. Therefore, an urban farming program in Bandung City designed by local government nowadays has four women’s farmer group. One of the women’s farmer group is Sa’uyunan Sarijadi. This research uses a case study from Sa’uyunan Sarijadi Women’s Farmer Group in Bandung, Indonesia. This study discusses the implementation urban farming as women empowerment in Sa’uyunan Sarijadi Women’s Farmer Group. The results showed that all of the members are involved in various production activities such as seeding, maintenance, hydroponic management for making herbal medicinal products derived from medicinal plants from the garden they plant. The sa’uyunan sarijadi women’s farmer group develop the creativity of housewives in carrying out agricultural production activities and making processed products from food crops. The motivation of women to be active in the management of urban farming because of the awareness to present organic and hygienic food consumption. Besides, the benefit of urban farming has provided economic benefits, social networks, and knowledge about providing healthy food.
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