A farmers group on the slopes of Mount Merbabu, Central Java, are protecting the region’s biodiversity through organic farming.
Their vegetable produce is exported to Singapore and Malaysia.
Red spinach, green lettuce, red lettuce, tomato and kale flourish on the slopes of Mount Merbabu in the hamlet of Kaliduren, Batur village, Central Java. The 2,000-square-meter vegetable farm is adorned with the colors of fresh vegetables. On a Saturday afternoon in November, bamboo structures with plastic roofing sheltered the plants from pouring rain.
It is on this ve...