Coconut is one of the tropical plants. The majority of regions in Indonesia must have plants whose fruits are multipurpose. Bojong Panjatan Kulonprogo is no exception, as almost all areas have coconut trees. This fact became the target of UNY Vocational KKN students in Bojong IV, who processed it into something different. The students processed it into pastries to utilize local food potential. In addition, this program can also help welcome the formation of MSMEs.
Dr. Nani Ratnaningsih STP MP, Dr. Mujiyono ST MT W.Eng and several UNY students are committed to improving the quality of soun products at Adi Mulya Cooperative in Manjung Village, Klaten. Manjung village has been producing soun since the 1950s. In Manjung Village, there are around 70 soun entrepreneurs (including MSMEs) and as much as 30% of the total population of Manjung Village depends on making soun. Every day, they are able to process around 200-300 kg of palm starch into 50-90 kg of dry rice noodles.
The rubber tree is one of the crucial plants in Indonesia which is widely found in Sumatra. Indonesia is the largest rubber-producing country globally, contributing 26% of the world's total natural rubber production. In addition to producing latex as the main ingredient for making tires, rubber trees also absorb exhaust gases and have much more optimal oxygen. This plant also absorbs carbon dioxide gas which is processed into a carbon source for photosynthesis. This natural process is beneficial in reducing the greenhouse effect such as global warming and environmental damage.