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13 Oct 2021

The Lazy Susan Show, Ep. 3 : Do Your Part – Where Do You Get Your Produce?

A fortnightly radio show that serves stories about food, culture, and communities in Indonesia.
Tuesdays, 09.00 WIB/10.00 WITA/11.00/WIT

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Andrea Hasan
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Valensia Edgina
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Alyandra Katya
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A Farmer's Hope
CSA
Do Your Part
Farmers
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Welcome to the third episode of

The Lazy Susan Show!

Our very own fortnightly radio show where we will talk about stories around food, culture, and communities throughout Indonesia.

Catch the live broadcast on Tuesdays at 9.00 WIB/10.00 WITA/11.00 WIT as well as the rerun at www.HEADSTREAM.digital

Head on over to Headstream to know more about us a little more.

On this episode we got a chance to continue the second part of the Do Your Part series, this time talking about where do you get your produce.

A Farmer’s Hope

You might’ve scrolled around and see that we have a series called A Farmer’s Hope, that series was inspired by a paper called A Farmer’s Hope for Indonesia by by Syahrial bin Dahler & Derry Tanti Wijaya, both former students of the National University of Singapore. According to the paper, in 2003, farming industries absorbed the majority (46.26%) of working age Indonesians. Yet, their average income is only around IDR 135,000/month or IDR 1.6 million/year, it’s crazy to see these numbers considering Indonesia is an agricultural country where majority of its people is working in the agricultural sector.

Reading through it made us realise that farmers have less to no voice at all, although throughout the year the awareness of our local heroes have been increasing! New initiatives and farming collectives popping up here and there with a modern take to it.

Community-Supported Agriculture

CSA is an economic model for cultivation and distribution of agricultural products where farmers, not just share their benefits, but also the risks to consumers. Think of it as your Spotify subscription but for veggies and/or fruits! Pretty cool, I’d say. Farmers even have to practice organic and biodynamic farming methods, you can be sure to get pesticide-free, herbicide-free, and any kind of cide-free agricultural products. Using this method, consumers are awarded the transparent processes behind how a product was produced from A-Z.

CSA members are usually smallholders, farmers who have farmland smaller than average and who depend on labor in their familiar, according to The Fair-trade Labelling Organization (FLO).

Little did we know, CSAs in Indonesia are among us. For example,

Little Spoon Farm, Bali

The Indonesian Organic Alliances, who fosters farmer communities in Cijeruk area and other area

Panen Apa Hari Ini, Yogyakarta

Platfarm, Magelang

Know any other CSA in Indonesia? Comment below!

Oh! And here is this episode’s playlist to enjoy

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