SUMEDANG. (03/08) Dusun Ciheulang Desa Mulyajaya Kec. Wado Kab. Sumedang is located at the end of Sumedang, geographically the area in this village is suitable for agricultural development, including pepper farming.

This tree is already popular in the Indonesian and even international communities, but the pepper that is developed in this village is still rare and not so popular even though this type of pepper is easier to maintain.

If the pepper in general when harvesting must be picked using a ladder because the pepper tree grows tall, but different from the Lado Pepper,  it can be picked while standing.

At the beginning of September 2017 Rumah Zakat through the Berdaya Village Facilitator introduced Lado Pepper to be developed in Mulyajaya Village to the Farmers Group with 10 members, each assisted farmer receives 50 Lado Pepper seedlings and the total land planted with Lado Pepper is more or less 500 M.

“The farmers are very pleased with the Lado pepper planting program because many of its benefits are easily harvested, the price is high and stable, suitable for retirement supplies, just need to plant once the tree will harvest many times up to 30 years “said Empowered Village Facilitator, Dani.

The development of Lado pepper – continued Dani – in the Ciheulang Farmer Group for now is good enough even in December the first harvest will be.

Heryana, a member of the Ciheulang Farmer Group, is now able to plant about 100 trees and has begun to bear fruit.

“Thank you Rumah Zakat for the help of its pepper and hopefully Rumah Zakat will be more successful and trustworthy” said Heryana

Yanta / Lailatul Istikhomah

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