ACTNews, ACEH BESAR, ACEH JAYA – In Aceh, Global Wakaf-ACT continues to develop the potential of waqf that can provide benefits to the community. One of them is by launching Waqf-BasedLivestock Barns. Currently, the barns are in the Barbate Valley, Ie Seum Village, Grand Mosque, Aceh Besar and Lhok Geulumpang Village, Setia Bakti District, Aceh Jaya Regency.
Resi Zulastri from Global Wakaf-ACT’s Productive Livestock Waqf Team says these two locations have their uniqueness. The Waqf-Based Livestock Barn in Barbate has its date palm plantation, while in Lhok Geulumpang Village, it is integrated with the citronella grass plantation. This uniqueness will be maximized for the development of the Integrated Waqf Area in the future. Resi gives an example, the Waqf-Based Livestock Barn in Barbate can be maximized as a tourist and educational place.
Image of Berbate Dates Garden seen from above. (ACTNews/Reza Mardhani)
"There are farms and plantations, and we can develop agro-tourism potential for the Integrated Waqf Area. Usually, to see the date palm gardens, you have to go to the Middle East. Now, Indonesia also has them. While enjoying the natural beauty of the date palm gardens, you can learn about the farm itself," said Resi on Monday (9/13/2021).
In Lhok Geulumpang Village, citronella waste can be useful for livestock. "We can use the dregs for animal feed. Unlike in Barbate, the type of livestock we develop here is cattle," added Resi.
With the potential of Waqf-Based Livestock Barns in Aceh, Global Wakaf-ACT plans to develop livestock development. This year, it is targeted to raise around a thousand sheep and 500 cattle for breeding and fattening.
"The results of this fattening alone can supply the needs of Qurbani in Aceh and generally in Indonesia. In addition, it also supports various humanitarian programs that Global Wakaf and ACT hold to help the community," Resi said. Hopefully, the economy of residents will increase through Waqf-Based Livestock Barns and Integrated Waqf Areas.