Increasing incomes of smallholder farmers
Feb 2017 to Jan 2018
Fishermen living in the vicinity of Laut Tawar Lake in Central Aceh have access to electricity, but they still spend 16-20 percent of their daily revenue from selling fish on kerosene fuel for Petromax. Solar lighting is a cost-effective alternative to kerosene-based lighting, however...
Mar 2017 to Nov 2017
This project took place in Angkah village, Selemadeg Barat district, Tabanan, the second largest cacao producing regency in Bali. During the first phase of the experiment (Oct 2016 - Jan 2017) Kopernik learned that the fermentation and solar drying process we tested did not produce a better...
Jun 2017 to Nov 2017
In Angkah Village, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Kopernik conducted an experiment to learn whether the Solar Bubble Dryer (SBD) can improve the drying process for cacao beans and increase the quality of the finished product. Tabanan Regency is the second largest cacao producer in Bali, after Jembrana...
Nov 2016 to Dec 2017
Honey collectors in Wairterang village, Sikka district, East Nusa Tenggara province currently use traditional practices to harvest wild honey, that require a number of tools, which are difficult to carry and also contribute to honey loss during the filtration process. This results in a...
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.
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.