Knowledge transfer in preserving the Delanggu Rojolele local rice variety: a case study of becoming village designer in In-Herit course

Pandu Purwandaru, Eka Permanasari, Gani Cahyo Handoyo, Erik Wahyu Pradana

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Sabrang village was once known for its one-of-a-kind rice variety, Rojolele Delanggu. Despite this cultural abundance, the communities are currently abandoning these villages because they are deemed uneconomically viable. This paper investigates how knowledge-sharing activities involving students from various developing countries, women farming associations that previously led farming rituals, and local governments promote the reestablishment of the Rojolele rice planting pattern. We invited 20 international students from various developing countries to participate in the in-Herit 2022 program. The program was launched to increase student and local interest in becoming village designers through a case study of the preservation of local Rojolele Delanggu rice in Sabrang Village. This activity was broken down into three sections: (1) learning from locals, (2) participatory learning and action, and (3) proposing ideas to locals. This activity raises student awareness of community development activities as well as student interest in becoming future village designers. Planners, village residents, and government agencies use co-design methods in this process to develop their villages based on local potential. Advocacy and plural planning to include community participation have a positive impact, providing valuable input and new motivation for internal stakeholders in the development of the Rojolele Delanggu local rice preservation program.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-140
Number of pages13
JournalGelar: Jurnal Seni Budaya
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Co-Design
  • Participatory approach
  • Community development

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