CropCow Field Officers and their colleagues have been busy enrolling cattle into the Commcare system since August, across Sumbawa, Lombok and KalSel. Here, we provide a brief summary of these activities from the perspective of several Field Officers.
Ms Fitriyani Susanti
In late August, Susan reported on enrolment of cattle from the Ni-u Monca farmer group in Dompu district, Lombok.
The group had 27 members, with the number of cattle owned per member ranging from 4 to 7 head. The focus of the group is on cattle fattening moreso than breeding.
The early cattle enrolment activity has been very useful for Susan since it not only allows her to learn how to use the Commcare system, but it also gives her the opportunity to learn how to judge the age of cattle.
Ms Juaeratul Uyun
Also in late August, East Lombok-based Field Officer Juaeratul reported on completing cattle enrolment with the Kebun Talaga farmer group, Pringgasela District.
Mr Muhammad Sukri
Recently, Sukri participated in cattle enrolment with the Bumbang Wetan farmer group, which is based in Central Lombok and focuses on cattle breeding.
Sukri and his colleagues enrolled 97 cattle in the project across 36 farmer-members of this Group.
Ms Ridhona Edriantina
In September, Dhona reported on the case of Pak Susanto, from the Budidaya farmer group, Pulau Sari village, KalSel.
Pak Susanto is contributing to a demonstration research activity being completed by selected members of the group. He is one of the larger cattle owners with Budidaya, at the time of writing having 11 male and 2 female cattle, all of which were enrolled into Commcare.
Ms Baiq Ria Askina
Ria has reported on cattle enrolment activities with tw0 farmer groups, as examples of this recent activity:
Bina Karya farmer group, Sambik Elen village, North Lombok. Ria noted that 154 cattle had been enrolled at the time of reporting, involving 20 separate owners with 7 to 10 head of cattle per owner. Ria also believed that there was room to expand the group’s activity due to current availability of both land and water.
Baginda Maju farmer group, Kayangan sub-district, North Lombok. At the time of writing, 82 cattle had been enrolled (29 males and 53 females), involving 30 smallholder farmers.