TOURISM VILLAGE EMPOWERMENT THROUGH MERDEKA BELAJAR - KAMPUS MERDEKA PROGRAM
Pasirmulya is a village located in the highlands of West Java, where the majority of the population's livelihood is coffee farmers. Coffee harvesting should be part of plantation education which becomes an activity that can be offered to tourists. However, due to the lack of knowledge of the villagers, various village values have not been developed massively. The presence of village partners, namely academics consisting of lecturers and students, is needed to conduct studies and present their involvement to empower village communities and provide real opportunities for socio-economic growth and the environment around the village. Academics need to sincerely apply their knowledge to the community as part of curriculum achievement and to be aware of the importance of implementing appropriate technology transfers that are beneficial to the welfare of the community. The sustainable mentoring process will certainly help the villages become independent villages. Natural Laboratories provide invaluable experience for science and the development of civil society.
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