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Learning Management System for Oil Palm Smallholder-Owned Plantations
Erick Firmansyah, Danik Nurjannah, Siwi Istiana Dinarti, Digdo Sudigyo, Teddy Suparyanto, Bens Pardamean

Last modified: 2021-06-14


The production gap between oil palm smallholder-owned plantations and corporations shows a real problem in the national palm oil industry. To reduce the gap, user-friendly assistance for smallholder-owned plantation is needed for the cultivation of sustainable palm oil production. Android-based software can be a platform for bridging the transfer of knowledge and technology, transfer of problems, and transfer of solutions between planters and experts. The platform development was formulated in five stages which began with Learning Mangement System (LMS) application development, identification of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and  Best Management Practices (BMP) materials, development of digital contents, uploading the digital content to the LMS server, and dissemination. The curriculum in the application platform was prepared based on the needs of the growers according to the identification results of the farmers' profiles. The curriculum consists of GAP and BMP material block. Each block was divided into discussion topics. The digital contents related to GAP and BMP were  set in the LMS which was built using Moodle platform.


oil palm; smallholders; Learning Management System; Moodle