Pelatihan proses pembuatan biskuit dari tepung pepaya dan pisang di Desa Silo, Jember

Aji Sukoco, Septy Handayani
2020 J-Dinamika : jurnal pengabdian masyarakat  
Silo Village is one of the potential agricultural areas in Jember Regency, where is particularly known as the papaya fruit producing regions. Lately, sales of papaya fruit are hampered because the market stock is still high. It forces farmers to lose their income, and the same problem also happens to the farmers of banana fruit. Consequently, there is an abundant stock of papaya and banana fruits in Silo Village, and farmers have difficulties to sell those commodities. Therefore, this community
more » ... ore, this community service program was carried out to initiate the business opportunity for society in Silo Village especially for farmers through the training of biscuit making process by utilizing papaya and banana fruits. About 28 members of the Family Welfare Movement of Silo Village were joined in this community service program. The implementation of the community service program consisted of approaching and collecting data of collection, preparation of training equipment and material, training activities, and accompaniment of participant. The result of the community service program showed that the participants were enthusiastic and active during training because they gained new insight that could be used as a solution to solve the economic matter of farmers in Silo Village. The participants were quite skilled to bake a biscuit because the equipment used was simple and easily operated, as well as the food additive used was easily found on the market. The sensory evaluation demonstrated that the panelist preferred the biscuits made from papaya and banana powders than made from one of those powders. This indicated that the papaya and banana fruits could be processed into biscuit form, which would be a great business opportunity for those farmers in Silo Village. Abstrak Desa Silo adalah salah satu daerah pertanian potensial di Kabupaten Jember, khususnya sebagai daerah penghasil buah pepaya. Akhir-akhir ini, penjualan buah pepaya terhambat karena stok pasar masih tinggi. Ini memaksa petani untuk kehilangan penghasilan, dan masalah yang sama juga terjadi pada petani buah pisang. Akibatnya, stok pepaya dan buah pisang berlimpah di Desa Silo, dan petani kesulitan menjual komoditas itu. Oleh karena itu, program pengabdian masyarakat ini dilakukan untuk menginisiasi peluang bisnis bagi masyarakat di Desa Silo khususnya bagi petani melalui pelatihan proses pembuatan biskuit dengan memanfaatkan buah pepaya dan pisang. Sekitar 28 anggota Gerakan Kesejahteraan Keluarga Desa Silo bergabung dalam program pengabdian masyarakat ini. Implementasi program pengabdian masyarakat terdiri dari pendekatan dan pengumpulan data peserta, persiapan peralatan dan materi pelatihan, kegiatan pelatihan, dan pendampingan peserta. Hasil dari program pengabdian masyarakat menunjukkan bahwa para peserta antusias dan aktif selama pelatihan karena mereka memperoleh wawasan baru yang bisa menjadi solusi untuk menyelesaikan masalah ekonomi petani di Desa Silo. Para peserta cukup terampil membuat biskuit karena peralatan yang digunakan sederhana dan mudah dioperasikan, serta aditif makanan yang digunakan mudah ditemukan di pasaran. Evaluasi sensorik menunjukkan bahwa panelis lebih suka biskuit yang terbuat dari bubuk pepaya dan pisang daripada yang dibuat dari salah satu bubuk itu. Ini menunjukkan bahwa buah pepaya dan pisang dapat diolah menjadi bentuk biskuit, yang akan menjadi peluang bisnis yang bagus bagi para petani di Desa Silo. Kata kunci-Bubuk pisang, biskuit, bubuk pepaya, Desa Silo
doi:10.25047/j-dinamika.v5i1.1206 fatcat:ilevezy7uzdavjpg2uchzucamu