Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nature-Based Solution in Climate Change, RESILIENCE 2023, 24 November 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Land Conservation in The Ulu Selo Watershed Through The Concept of Wanatani Agroforestry

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2346533,
        author={Azwar  Rasyidin and Alqadri Asri Putra},
        title={Land Conservation in The Ulu Selo Watershed Through The Concept of Wanatani Agroforestry},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nature-Based Solution in Climate Change, RESILIENCE 2023, 24 November 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={RESILIENCE},
        year={2024},
        month={7},
        keywords={agricultural and agroforestry climate zones hydrological analysis number of livestock ulu selo river sub-watershed wanatani agroforestry},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2346533}
    }
    
  • Azwar Rasyidin
    Alqadri Asri Putra
    Year: 2024
    Land Conservation in The Ulu Selo Watershed Through The Concept of Wanatani Agroforestry
    RESILIENCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2346533
Azwar Rasyidin1, Alqadri Asri Putra2,*
  • 1: Agriculture Faculty, Andalas University, Kampus Univeristas Andalas Limau Manis, Kecamatan Pauh, Padang 25175
  • 2: Engineering Faculty, Andalas University, Kampus Univeristas Andalas Limau Manis, Kecamatan Pauh, Padang 25175
*Contact email: alqadriasriputra@eng.unand.ac.id

Abstract

The Ulu Selo Sub-Watershed, located in Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, is part of the Indragiri Watershed. The Ulu Selo Sub-Watershed flows from Mount Marapi and empties into the Batang Ombilin River. This river is a stream of water from Lake Singkarak which flows through the hills and meets the Ulu Selo Sub-Watershed to form the Indragiri River. Current farming methods employed by local farmers would not give the best result. Hence, the application of Wanatani was proposed. A survey method was employed to comprehend the notion of Wanatani in this region. Hydrological calculations and plant analyses were also conducted. According to survey and data calculation, this area would experience a water deficit during June, July, August, September, and October, with a total water deficit of 329 mm. Applying the Wanatani system using native plants and animal manure as fertilizer could help the farmers survive during this water deficit season.