A traditional approach to respond climate change: Evidence from Madurese cattle culture
Author(s): Moh Zali
Abstract: This study explores the traditional approaches to raising cattle in Pamekasan, Indonesia. We conducted a semi-structured interview with 19 local breeders. During the interview, we asked about their routines when dealing with possible disease, routine cattle management, and their awareness of climate change. This study can be a possible consideration for anticipating climate change and its impact on livestock businesses. One of the significant findings is the use of nitrate supplements in cattle foods. They practiced it because of the recommendation from local governments, which is claimed as a strategic step to reduce gas emissions. Moreover, the study acknowledges that they consider agroforestry in creating woodland on farms. These results indicate even if they lack formal education, it does not mean they do not update their knowledge. They are actively participating in village meetings.