Dieng is a mountainous region that has a vital and strategic function for the surrounding ecosystem. The conversion to horticulture farming and the proportion reduction of the forest make the environmental conditions worse. There is still unbalanced proportion of protected forested area where most of the area are used for agricultural purposes.
This activity is sponsored by the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), United States Department of Justice, with the instructor John A. Montanio. Equipped with this knowledge, disaster emergency situation in many areas vulnerable to disasters can be handled better in the future. "After the training, participants would be far better in understanding the principles of ICS (Incident Command System), about the legislation in force, the establishment of emergency response organization structure, organization of resources, and staff. They are also expected to be able to conduct the disaster emergency contingency planning and integrated command training," said Sudibyakto.
Given these conditions, Nur Sumedi recommends to have the management of the mountains region that uses a multidisciplinary approach, cross-sectoral and multi stakeholder participation. It should also be based on a dynamic balance between socio-economic and ecological aspects and the upstream-downstream relations. "While in the operational phase the real and clear steps of what should be done at all levels are needed," he explained.
The concept of agroforestry, in the eyes of Nur Sumedi is one of the choices of mountains management to address the degradation of the Dieng Mountains. "Land use system that combines trees with agriculture crops is able to increase the economic benefits, and the environmental sustainability will also be maintained," said the man who achieves his doctorate degree cum laude.