The smell of Sulawesi peppers accompanies you everywhere in Papua
The smell of Sulawesi peppers accompanies you everywhere in Papua. The fragrant plant is used to drive away evil spirits. But today, a more practical application is spreading: peppers are also excellent natural pesticides.
“Sereh merah [chillies] and sereh wangi [lemongrass] were only used to ward off the devil or evil spirits. Now people know how to mix these ingredients with tobacco to make organic pesticides. »
The villagers of Ogenetan farmed very little because the soil in the area was of poor quality. But homemade fertilizers have improved the quality of the soil so much that they are now able to grow eggplant, mustard greens, kale and tomatoes.
They can now feed themselves better, but also earn a vital income from the sale of their new crops. It's a real revolution for the village.
Topic: Nature Based Solutions
Photo or video credit: UNDP Indonesia
Text Credit: Riswanto
Date : 3 July 2018