Hello, PARE friends. Today, I post my situation in Jambi, Sumatra Island.
In order to conduct my research, I left Bogor in west of Java Island. Now, I have stayed in Jambi for one month and I will stay there until the end of January. Jambi is south east province in Sumatra Island and especially the place I stay is located in coastal area. In November, there were worried by haze problem(thick smoke) due to peat fire during dry season but the rainy season has started and the haze disappeared.
|the place to wash clothes and body|
|young oil palm along the river|
|measuring oil palm fruits weight with scale|
My research focuses on the greenhouse gas emission from the acid sulfate soil. I take gas and soil samples in order to measure gas emission and controlling factor of the emission in the agricultural field in Jambi. Because the place I stay is coastal area, there has a lot of acid sulfate soil affected sea water. Once the soil got drained, sulfide in the soil got oxidized and produce much amount of sulfate ion (SO42-) then decrease its pH.
|paddy field including oil palm|
|gas sampling in the paddy|
Even though working in the hot agricultural field exhausts me and the live in this place has difference from city area, I will work hard and contribute to this place through suggesting less environmental damage agriculture. See you again.
|See you again!|