Utilization of Natural Energy with Digital Control for Cultivating High Value Commodities in Poverty Alleviation Programs in Gunung Kidul
Almost all of the Gunung Kidul area is dry mountainous land with rainfed land. The use of technology is needed to get a solution for the use of barren dry land. Cultivation of plants with high economic value is expected to alleviate poverty in remote communities. How to cultivate using monoculture and polyculture systems. Automatic control based on digital technology will increase the efficiency of the farming system. The RDS (Rain Driphonic System) technology used for irrigation is able to meet the water needs of agricultural land. RDS can be applied in various isolated dry areas. Solar energy is used to raise water from the main holding pool to the water tower. The flow of water from the water tower utilizes the force of gravity. The use of natural energy is to preserve the environment and reduce the impact of global warming.
Keywords: dry land, automatic control, digital technology, RDS, natural energy