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Local Rice Conservation of Indigenous Culture in Kasepuhan Cisungsang, Banten Province, Indonesia – The Blog of a Scientist Mom
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‎7th JASTIP ‎Symposium, Tangerang Selatan

Juli 2020

IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 591 (2020)

DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/591/1/012046

P.N. Susilawati, Z. Yursak, Ulima Darmania Amanda


Local wisdom is essential in the conservation of local rice. The utilization of local rice varieties has been carried out in the specific groups of people for centuries under local culture rules. Kasepuhan Cisungsang is one of the local cultures in Banten Kidul populated by indigenous people who still maintain local wisdom in rice cultivation. The research objective is to observe the role of Cisungsang indigenous culture in preserving local rice germplasm. The study was conducted in Kasepuhan Cisungsang, Cibeber District, Lebak Regency, Banten Province. The data used were primary and secondary data, with survey and desk study. The results showed that the law of Cisungsang culture applied not only to people and community life but also to agriculture, especially for rice cultivation. Rice, manifested as The Goddess “Dewi Sri,” has a noble position for indigenous people as it must be properly nurtured and nourished to provide optimal harvest. There were 30 varieties of local rice varieties grown in Kasepuhan Cisungsang and its surrounding areas. Still, only ten varieties were planted by the community, namely: Marileun, Terong Papak, Cireh Gudang, Kapundung, Tampay Beureum, Srikuning, Tampey Bodas, Nemol, Gadog, Angsana. The ten varieties were by the farmer preferences and adaptive strength in the local agroecosystem.

Subhanakallahumma wa bihamdika, asyhadu al-laa ilaaha illaa anta, astaghfiruka, wa atuubu ilaik.

2 thoughts on “Local Rice Conservation of Indigenous Culture in Kasepuhan Cisungsang, Banten Province, Indonesia”
    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! I’m glad to hear that you found wisdom in the context of Asia and its cultural elements, particularly the wisdom behind rice and the mention of a goddess. Asia is indeed a diverse and rich continent with a wealth of traditions, beliefs, and practices that offer valuable insights.

      Rice holds a special place in Asian cultures, symbolizing not only sustenance but also concepts of growth, patience, and interconnectedness. It’s fascinating to explore the deep-rooted traditions and philosophies surrounding something as seemingly simple as rice.

      As for the mention of a goddess, Asia is home to a wide array of mythologies and deities, each with their own unique stories and significance. Depending on the specific region or country you’re interested in, there could be various goddesses with diverse roles and attributes.

      Exploring the wisdom and richness of Asia’s cultural heritage can be a truly enlightening journey, and I’m delighted to see your curiosity about it.

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