BANJARNEGARA. (2/08) Desa Gumem Kulon is one of Rumah Zakat built village, this village has various local excellent products and one of them is crystal palm sugar.
With a considerable amount of sugar farmers of 1500 farmers, Desa Gumem Kulon is very suitable to be developed and managed so that sugar farmers who still use traditional means can grow and increase their income to improve their welfare.
The guidance done by the Empowered Village Facilitator to the farmers who have done for one year started to see the results. The Maju Lestari Farmer Group which is built by the Facilitator of Rumah Zakat now has 44 active members and hundreds of non active members. Now this group is able to supply crystal sugar with export quality.
“After approximately 8 months running with and assisted by friends of other groups who have long existed in the sugar world, Maju Lestari Farmers Group has been able to follow their steps to supply sugar for export quality” said Empowered Village Facilitator, Sarwin
Although the number has not been large around 5 tons per month this group has been sending sugar to be exported. Expensive prices into consideration why the sugar powder is less demand for domestic consumption.
At the Dieng Culture Festival event which will be held on August 3, 2018, the Maju Lestari Farmers Group will participate in the product exhibition.
“This is one step to introduce the processed products farmers who have been known to the world but rather lay in the country,” added Sarwin
Dani Suhardi / Lailatul Istikhomah