Experimentation Results

Field testing was carried out near the Rungan River, Petuk Katimpun Village, Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan
Mar 2017 to Aug 2017

In collaboration with UNICEF Indonesia, this project tested the effectiveness of a low-cost, haze emergency kit.

In rural Indonesia, 17% of 512 surveyed students missed at least 1 day in the last period due to difficulties related to menstrual health management.
Oct 2016 to May 2017

In East Sumba regency, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, Kopernik conducted an experiment to learn whether menstruation presents an economic and productivity barrier for school girls in rural Indonesia.

Traditional drying method for cacao
Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

The project began with a needs assessment to map out the traditional pre and post-harvesting processes of the cacao bean. An experiment lasting 11 days tested whether a solar dryer could improve the drying process for a cacao processing cooperative, UPH Subak Abian Buana Mekar. 

Traditionally, local farmers keep their crops in traditional woven bags made from plastic. Photo: Riska Damayanti (Kopernik)
May 2016 to Jan 2017

Kopernik tested two grain storage solutions in Likotuden, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The experiment evaluated these solutions’ effectiveness in storing sorghum safely and eliminating weevils. This experiment tested a hermetic plastic bag and a hermetically sealed plastic drum.

The Solar Dryer Kopernik built and assessed in Adonara Island, East Flores
May 2016 to Dec 2016

In Pajinian village, Adonara Island, East Flores, Indonesia, Kopernik tested the efficiency of a simple solar dryer built from locally available materials. The dryer was used to dry copra (coconut) and cashews, two of the largest commodities in this region.