Optimizing Potato Resource Utilization: Community Engagement and Skill Enhancement in Unearthing the High Potential of Potato Flour in Sembalun Bumbung Tourism Village

  • Ni Komang Tri Dharmayani Universitas Mataram
  • Emmy Yuanita Universitas Mataram
  • Maria Ulfa Universitas Mataram
  • Baiq Nila Sari Ningsih Universitas Mataram
  • Sudirman Sudirman Universitas Mataram
  • Maulida Septiyana Universitas Mataram
  • I Gede Adhitya Wisnu Wardhana Universitas Mataram
Keywords: potato, potato flour, Sembalun Bumbung


Potatoes are one of the staple crops widely cultivated worldwide, with significant production, especially in Europe and North America. However, the economic potential of potatoes has not been fully harnessed, particularly in villages like Sembalun Bumbung, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. This article outlines a community engagement approach aimed at enhancing the understanding and skills of the community in utilizing potato flour as a valuable local resource. The implementation methodology involves three main approaches: knowledge transfer, technology transfer, and mentoring. The activities encompass education, hands-on training, as well as testing and evaluating processed potato flour products, particularly noodles. The results of the program demonstrate high enthusiasm among participants, who have successfully produced high-quality potato flour and noodles. This program provides new opportunities for the community to utilize potatoes as an additional source of income and has the potential to significantly boost the village's economy.