AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde <p><strong>AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment)</strong>&nbsp;publishes papers on innovative applications, development of new technologies and efficient solutions in agriculture, engineering, computing, social, information technology, food, energy and scientific research to improve knowledge and practice in the field of purposive community change: Rural and community development, geography and regional planning, rural cooperatives, community health; capacity building, social work, community empowerment, sustainable development, human resource development; social capital, economic development, urban studies, student community service activities, and relevant subjects.</p> Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Energy (SAFE-Network) en-US AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) 2581-0405 The Uplifting the Performance of Selected Learners Through the Use of Modular Approach and Online Teaching in the New Normal https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/147 <p>This study aimed to find out if there was an uplift in the performance of selected learners using modular approach and online teaching with intervention in the new normal. This study used the quantitative type of research and the descriptive-correlation method to collect the data pertinent to the issue of uplifting the performance of selected learners using a modular approach and online teaching in the new normal education system.</p> <p>The academic performance from the school record and a survey questionnaire as tools were used to gather the information needed for this study. Total enumeration of sampling technique, since they are a small group with a total of thirty (30) Grade 11 senior high school students from one section as participants in this study. The respondents of this study are the selected learners from Tañong High School in one section this school year 2021-2022 under the modular approach and online teaching in the new normal education system.</p> <p>The results revealed that the academic performance of the selected learners form Tañong High School was very good with an 85.2 weighted mean; the level effectiveness of the modular approach and online teaching is fairly effective, indicating that the modular approach and online teaching are to be uplifted the performance of learners; and there is a substantial or somehow effective connection between academic performance and effectiveness using the modular approach and online teaching as indicated by the Pearson Correlation.</p> Gerwin R. Lucero Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-08-30 2022-08-30 7 1 1 5 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.147 Glyphosate Application and Potential Eleusine Indica Resistance in Oil Palm Plantations https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/188 <p>Eleusine indica is a grass weed in oil palm plantations, especially during the period of immature crops. The application of glyphosate for weed control shows diverse effectiveness. This study aims to determine the age of susceptible weeds in increasing the effectiveness of glyphosate in controlling E. indica. The study tested the application of glyphosate with three levels (486, 729, and 972 g/ha) at three different weed ages (3, 6, and 9 weeks). E. indica was taken from oil palm plantations that were previously glyphosate-depleted, then sprayed with glyphosate according to the dose studied. Each treatment combination is represented by five pots containing five individual weeds. The results showed that the application of glyphosate aged three and six weeks of higher effectiveness controlled E. indica for doses of 486 and 729 g/ha) than a nine-week application for all doses tested. Regrowth of weeds is found mainly the application of glyphosate at the age of a month of weeks. The development of E. indica's resistance to glyphosate needs attention in oil palm plantations.</p> Abdul Muin Herry Wirianata Teguh Nugraha Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-08-29 2022-08-29 7 1 6 9 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.188 Multitasking Application for Systematic Intervention Program And Games (MASIPAG) in Science: An Evaluation https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/145 <p>Student participation has received a lot of attention in recent decades as a result of moves toward student-centeredness, as well as promising research that suggests a link between student engagement and academic success. The researchers wanted to see how computer-generated software/applications influenced the academic performance of senior high school students. The randomized Pretest-Posttest control group design was used in this study. &nbsp;This study included only 40 students in Grade 11. The cover of the lesson depicts science, and the materials used are computers and cellphones, with Appgeyser serving as the application that the lessons were integrated into. The games were sent to students studying science in grade 11-Life Science and installed on their cellphones by the researchers. Giving a Pre-Test before the lesson and a Post-Test after the lesson was one of the strategies used in this study for each class. For groups 1, the lesson was delivered in a modular format using technology such as a cell phone and a computer application.&nbsp; Based on the data gathered, the researchers concluded that students who used mobile games performed better during the post-test than students who used SLMs. The MASIPAG mobile game was also more effective in teaching life science when compared to modular learning. The use of mobile phone games versus the use of SLMs during pandemic education was found to be significantly different in post-test results. The researcher recommended that&nbsp; teachers use a variety of computer applications in their classrooms based on the findings and conclusions of the study. More strategies for engaging teaching-learning situations should be developed.</p> Arnel Miraflor Annalyn Raboy Julie Ann Ealdama Maureen Joy Maga Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-02 2022-09-02 7 1 10 14 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.145 Effect of Crystal Herbal Beverages Characteristics on Consumers’ Buying Decision of Company “X” in The Special Region of Yogyakarta https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/189 <p>This research aimed to investigate the characteristics of instant herbal beverages (i.e. taste, aroma, colors, ingredients, shelf life, and packaging) produced by Company X. In addition, the effects of its characteristics on the Company X customers' decisions to buy the product in Special Region of Yogyakarta was also studied. &nbsp;The study used the statistics descriptive method. The data were then collected using questionnaires. The total sample of this research was 40 people. They were selected using a convenience sampling technique who live in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. The data were analyzed using the multiple linear regression method. The analysis results showed that the taste of instant herbal beverages produced by Company X was in the moderate category. Meanwhile, the aroma, color, ingredients, shelf life, packaging, and customers' decision were in a good category. Simultaneously, the taste, aroma, colors, ingredients, shelf life, and packaging of the product significantly affected the consumers' decisions to buy the product by 57.8%. Partially, the taste, colors, and shelf life significantly affected the consumers' buying decision of instant herbal beverages produced by Company X.</p> Nur Afifah Rika Nalinda Endah Puspitojati Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-02 2022-09-02 7 1 15 20 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.189 Mathematics Engagement Clinic Grounded on Brain Dominance: Its Effect on Critical and Problem-Solving Skills, and Mathematics Achievement https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/136 <p>Contextualization, localization, and indigenization have touched the ground of the dominant cultural character of learners. The teaching and learning process in the K to 12 curricula has integrated its essence. However, in recent ages,s the border-crossing of digital culture among learners was prevalent in their attitudes and learning preferences. Cognitive preferences such as the students’ brain dominance must be considered in the lesson planning as an additional option. With a transformative worldview through an action research design, the study evoked the effects of Mathematics Engagement Clinic (MEC) grounded on brain dominance or the whole brain theory to critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and mathematics achievement. MEC has different effects on the left and right brain dominant participants in terms of their thinking processes such as critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In particular, left brain dominant participants have a distinct behavioral cognition which the researcher called affirmation behavioral learning. The implication of affirmation behavioral learning to the whole brain theory was a notion that brain dominance groups might have specific behavioral cognition. As for this study, affirmation behavioral learning was evident and observed among left-brain dominant participants. As affirmed by the quantitative results, the enhancement program Mathematics Engagement Clinic (MEC) grounded on the whole brain theory or brain dominance can hone thinking processes such as critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and thereby, improve mathematics achievement. Despite the abnormality distribution of participants in the study MEC has managed to cater to the participants’ preferences. With the positive effect of the enhancement program, MEC grounded on brain dominance on the thinking processes and mathematics achievement of the participants, the researcher has constructed a modular mathematics enhancement program framework as a guide to researchers, and other interested parties in the planning, designing, redesigning and implementing modular mathematics enhancement programs grounded on brain dominance to hone and enhance thinking processes such as critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and thereby, improve mathematics achievement.</p> Rosen Anthony S. Marquez Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-08-02 2022-08-02 7 1 21 30 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.136 Effects of Utilization of Mass Media (Video) in the Academic Performance Children At Risk Due To Pandemic in Grade 2 Pupils of Tayuman Elementary School https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/197 <p>Mass media denotes a section of the media designed to reach a large audience. It can be referred to as a means of public communication such as television, radio and widely circulated newspapers that tend to reach a large audience with similar social characteristics (Mintz, 2015). Thompson (2014), defined mass media as books, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, cinemas, records, tapes and videos. Mass media is as communication media that reach a large audience, especially television, radio and newspaper. Media can be defined broadly as channels of communication. It is considered in terms of its software and hardware (Ogunmilade, 2014).</p> <p>This study therefore hopes to explore the effects of the mass media specifically video lessons on the performance level of the children at risk in Grade 2 coming from different sections of Tayuman Elementary School (TES)</p> <ul> <li>This study has 23 respondents who are the children at risk of dropping out from all the sections of Grade Two. These pupils may fail or drop from the school due to their reasons some of which are uncontrolled. The researcher used the tabulated individual average results of the LOA for the second quarter as the initial&nbsp; basis of the study.</li> <li>The second question was taken from the LOA average results of the 23 pupils who were given the intensive intervention using the video lessons apart from the SLMs and other tasks which they accomplished for the Third quarter.</li> <li>The researcher then compared the LOA results after the intervention sessions using video lessons vis a vis before where the pupils&nbsp; did not undergo any intervention.</li> <li>Then the results were tabulated by the researcher to identify the effects of the intervention administered to the pupils.</li> </ul> <p>Whether the variable of stopping or dropping out from the school in controllable or not, the researcher used one of the mass media which is video lessons in conducting intervention to these pupils. The video lessons are from the Marungko booklet which is modified by the Grade One teachers of Tayuman Elementary School. This experimental study was carried out to show the effects of watching videos/video lessons in the performance of the selected Grade 2 pupils at risk of dropping out and failure.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The finding gave positive results and the videos found out to be beneficial in child’s learning to read and comprehend. Videos help learners put together the ideas of every watching experience.</p> FELIPE OCAMPO Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-04 2022-09-04 7 1 31 33 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.197 Feeding Fermented Livestock from Agricultural Waste to the Bhakti Pertiwi Cattle Group, Belimbing Village, Pupuan District, Tabanan Regency https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/190 <p>The Provincial Government of Bali continues to encourage community farmers to form livestock groups, especially cows through the Integrated Agricultural System (“Simantri”) program since 2009/2010 which is now known as the Integrated Agricultural System (Sipadu). In addition to the program, livestock groups are also formed independently by breeders spread across Bali, one of which is the “Bhakti Pertiwi” livestock group in Belimbing Village, Pupuan-Tabanan which was only formed in 2021. Assistance in empowering its resources is the management of raising cattle and strategies for providing the animal feed. The problem faced by groups and group members is the lack of knowledge in livestock management, especially in the provision of animal feed. Farmers do not yet know which feed ingredients (grass and nuts) are good to give to livestock. As an agricultural area for rice fields and plantations, it produces a lot of agricultural waste in the form of rice straw and plantation waste in the form of coffee husks which still have potential as animal feed. Therefore, in this PKM, besides being given counseling on cattle rearing management, training is also given on the use of several types of agricultural waste as animal feed ingredients through the fermentation process. The result of this activity is that there has been a change in the behavior of group members, namely a change in knowledge about the types of feed ingredients that are good for the livestock. In changing the skills of farmers through the direct practice of how to make fermented feed, it is hoped that it can encourage farmers to utilize agricultural waste, especially rice straw as feed ingredients that can be stored. Therefore, the next group assistance activity is to monitor changes in farmers' attitudes towards the material that has been given.</p> I Dewa Nyoman Sudita Yohanes Parlindungan Situmeang Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-04 2022-09-04 7 1 34 38 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.190 Coffee Skin Processing Becoming Organic Fertilizer in Belantih Village, Kintamani District, Bangli https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/187 <p>Accelerated fermentation of coffee husk waste with the help of a fermenter and molasses solution for a certain time can produce compost which is an organic fertilizer product that provides added value and economic benefits for the community. Compost fertilizer when applied to soil can retain nutrients and water, increase the life of microorganisms in the soil and improve soil fertility and crop yields. This service in Belantih Village is carried out through training, counseling, mentoring, and technology transfer practices. The purpose of PKM is to obtain a composting technology package and strengthen group business management that is optimal and integrated with available natural resources. In this Community Partnership Program activity, the process of making compost based on coffee husk waste was introduced with simple fermentation technology. The community's response was very good to service activities at the Widya Pertiwi Women's Farmer Group. This can be seen from the enthusiasm of the participants or the number of questions submitted to the extension team regarding composting technology and its benefits for agriculture. The resulting compost can be applied to agricultural soils to improve soil physical properties which overall restore soil fertility. Considering the benefits and potential of coffee husk raw materials are very abundant, the prospect of developing organic compost fertilizer is very good in the future. The results obtained from this community service are in the form of a technology package for making compost organic fertilizer based on coffee skin waste and improving management through optimal group institutional strengthening and integration with available natural resources.</p> Yohanes Parlindungan Situmeang I Dewa Nyoman Sudita I Ketut Selamat Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-07 2022-09-07 7 1 39 42 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.187 Chemical Quality Analysis of Male Quick Meat with Rate Containing Fermented Rice Bran https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/199 <p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Quail is a small but fat land fowl. One of the most popular types of quail is the quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Quail is a diversified source of meat and egg products. In raising quail, the cost of feed is very high, reaching 70% of the total cost of quail production. Rice bran is an industrial waste that still has a high enough nutritional value but has the disadvantage that it contains high fiber, to overcome this, it needs to be fermented to improve the quality of the feed ingredients. The protein content of rice bran ranges from 8 -12%, rice bran is very taken into account in the preparation of poultry rations. This study used a completely randomized design with 5 treatments and 3 replications. Each replication consisted of 3 quail so the number of quail used was 45. The treatments were as follows: P0 = Treatment of 100% artificial ration, P1 = Treatment of 95% ration + 5% fermented rice bran, P2 = Treatment of 90% ration + 10% fermented rice bran, P3 = Treatment of 85% ration + 15 % fermented rice bran, P4 = treatment 80% ration + 10% fermented rice bran. The data obtained will be analyzed using variance and if between treatments shows a significant effect, then proceed with Duncan's New Multiple Range Test (DNMRT).. The results showed that the provision of rations containing fermented rice bran had no significant effect (P&gt;0.05) on the variables of Protein Content, Cooking Loss, and Water Holding Capacity, while the water content variable showed significant results (P&lt;0.05). At the level of administration, 20% fermented rice bran produced the optimal chemical quality of male quail meat.</p> I Gusti Ayu Dewi Seri Rejeki Ni Ketut Mardewi Ni Ketut Sri Rukmini A A Sagung Putri Risa Andriani S A M P Suryani Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-08 2022-09-08 7 1 43 46 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.199 Teacher’s Application of the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in Teaching Oral Communication Towards Instructional Strategies https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/161 <p>The first aim of this descriptive-narrative study is to explore the understandings and attitudes of English teachers of Signal Village National High School regarding adopting Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in their classroom practices to better understand the appropriateness and effectiveness of Communicative Language Teaching or CLT activities in their classroom teaching practice. The second aim of this research is to investigate and understand the factors that help and hinder secondary teachers’ implementation of CLT in their classrooms.&nbsp; The study has employed nine English teachers in the school where the researcher is currently working for 15 years. The research outcomes and recommendations resulting from this dissertation have the potential to help the English teachers of Signal Village National High School enhance English teaching efficacy in the following areas: it may help them to identify the main impacts of CLT in a local context and this research may provide potential suggestions for English teachers to improve their teaching strategies and to improve students’ communicative competence. Moreover, insights gained from this research may improve the teaching and learning experiences for both teachers and students of Signal Village National High School, Taguig City. The results of this study might also help both teachers and students change from emphasizing grammar-based translation to a communicative approach, which could motivate secondary students to be more focused on communicative activities and improve students’ communicative competence. Lastly, it might assist policy-makers and users to understand the complexity of introducing communicative English teaching into the K to 12 Curriculum.</p> Emma Arana Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-05 2022-09-05 7 1 47 53 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.161 Increasing the Provision of Horticultural Seeds in the Women's Farmer Group "Tunas Mekar Sari" Bakas Village, Banjarangkan District, Klungkung, Bali https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/191 <p>Agricultural products produced by the people of Bakas Village do not come from farmers who have been struggling with paddy fields, &nbsp;but with the passage of time and a change in the paradigm of the community, agricultural activities have been carried out by women who are members of a forum, namely the " Women's Farmer Group" with their activities in agriculture, namely the provision of horticultural seeds,&nbsp; the use of land owned by groups and yards of houses but has not been managed optimally and continuously. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Community Service (PKM) was carried out in Bakas Village, Banjarangkan District, Klungkung.&nbsp; This applied research aimed to improve the understanding of nursery technology in the women’s farmer group and increase the ability to provide more complete and sustainable horticultural seeds; &nbsp;the correct and appropriate technology of horticultural crop cultivation for the group of women’s farmers is increasing so that the results obtained increase; &nbsp;hydroponically as well as aquaponics (a combination of fishery and vegetable cultivation) for sustainable land use and availability&nbsp; The implementation of service activities to achieve goals includes providing counseling materials, training, field practices, &nbsp;application of technology and assistance.&nbsp; The external targets achieved by the partner farmer women's group can increase the income and welfare of its members through the sustainable manufacture of seeds, the improvement of sustainable food with hydroponic and aquaponic systems as well as the intensive utilization of&nbsp; group-owned &nbsp;land</p> Made Sri Yuliartini Ida Bagus Komang Mahardika Anak Agung Ngurah Mayun Wirajaya Anak Agung Sagung Putri Risa Andriani Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-02 2022-09-02 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.191 Improving the Skills of Orange Farmers in Belantih Village, Bangli, in an Effort to Prevent Fruit Loss through Organic Cultivation Technology https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/192 <p>Action Research Program for Regional Leading Product Development was conducted in Belantih Village, Bangli. The purpose of this activity is to improve the skills of citrus farmers in Belantih Village, Bangli, in an effort to prevent fruit loss through organic cultivation technology. Participants are administrators and members of the Dharma Kriya farmer group. Implementation of activities using a learning by doing approach. The method of implementing the activity is through counseling and mentoring as well as technology transfer to prevent flower and fruit loss by applying techniques for pruning twigs, water shoots and unproductive branches as well as administering NPK Guano fertilizer at a dose of 500 g/tree, and spraying Agrodyke fertilizer to all parts of the plant at a dose of 500 g/tree. 40 g/l of water. The results of the counseling and mentoring showed that through the implementation of the learning by doing method, they stated that they could easily understand and understand how to do prevention technology so that flowers and fruit do not fall off easily. Based on the results of the tabulation of the questionnaire given, it was found that 92.00% of the 25 respondents stated that they were very satisfied and those who expressed satisfaction were 8.00% with the PPPUD service activities carried out, which means that there were no respondents who expressed dissatisfaction or dissatisfaction. 96.00% of respondents stated that they were very interested in practicing flower and fruit loss prevention technology in their own gardens and the remaining 4.00% said they were interested. This means that 100% of the participants are interested in implementing it in their own gardens.</p> Astiari Ni Komang Alit Ni Putu Anom Sulistiawati I Nengah Suaria Anak Agung Sagung Putri Risa Andriani Ni Made Ayu Suardani Singapurwa I Gede Sutapa Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-06 2022-09-06 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.192 Regional Leading Product Development Program (PPUD) Innovative Products Processed by Coconuts and Nuts at Sri Nadhi Business Study Group in Carangsari Village, Badung https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/200 <p>The Regional Leading Product Development Program in Carangsari Village, Petang District, Badung Regency, Bali was carried out at the Sari Nadhi Business Study Group. Processing of agricultural products, especially coconut into coconut oil, has been produced and marketed by partners, but not intensively, and partners want to have new superior products by processing local agricultural products, especially coconut and nuts to support Carangsari Tourism Village. Partners do not know the field of business management, so they experience obstacles in managing production and marketing. The solutions to solve the problems faced by partners are: Providing Appropriate Technology in processing products made from coconut and nuts; Providing knowledge about good processing methods (GMP), sanitation and processing hygiene (SSOP) storage and packaging, marketing, and business management; and provide assistance with processing equipment and business capital. The output targets that have been achieved are applied technology for processing coconut and nuts; The activity has been published in several online mass media, the turnover of the two partners has increased; Product quality and quantity increased.</p> I Wayan Sudiarta A. A. Made Semariyani Ni Made Ayu Suardani Singapurwa Ni Made Darmadi Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-08 2022-09-08 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.200 A Classpoint as intervention strategy in teaching Business Math https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/176 <p>Due to the unusual effects that the COVID-19 epidemic brought, the educational system as well as people's lives worldwide are experiencing difficulties. Nobody was prepared to deal with its effects on society since it arrived so abruptly. Exploring more cutting-edge learning modalities is now urgently needed in order to support the transition from traditional to flexible teaching and learning alternatives. &nbsp;The objective of this Action Research is to determine the effectiveness of utilizing class points in teaching Business Mathematics among grade 11 ABM learners in the Mataas Na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales. &nbsp;&nbsp;This study was undertaken to identify the level of performance in Business Mathematics of Grade 11 ABM2 students of Mataas Na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales before and after the use of class points in the teaching of the subject. The 29 ABM2 students during the S.Y. 2021-2022 were the participants of the research study. Data were gathered through the researcher-made Mathematics Performance Test (MPT). A quasi-experimental design was used in this study. Learner-respondents came from 11 ABM2 at Mataas Na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales. Data were generated from the Pre-test, in order to determine the prior knowledge of the learners before using Classpoint. Weekly Assessments in a form of teacher-made learning activity sheets which undergo a quality assurance process to be able to determine the performance of students while using the class point in teaching the Business Mathematics and Posttest was administered in order to determine the mastery of the learners in Business Mathematics after using the class point. The frequency, mean,&nbsp; and t-test for a dependent sample set at a 0.05 level were used. The study found that the intervention has a positive effect on the performance of the students. After the intervention, the student's scores in the pre-test had much different from their scores in the post-test. The t-test revealed that the hypothesis of no significant difference was rejected. The students were found to perform better in Business Mathematics after using the class point. Findings also showed that the mean performance of the pre-test and post-tests are numerically more incredible. This suggests that the class point has an affirmative effect on a student's performance in mathematics. The utilization of class points greatly contributes to the improvement and performance of the learners in Business Mathematics despite the current learning situation. Findings have shown that the implementation of class point treatment in Business Mathematics class has been effective in the academic achievement of students. The use of class points can offer an efficient and effective ways of providing quality education in this pandemic. The application of this class point in teaching business math will surely address the least mastered skill to improve the performance of the students</p> Maryann Yusi Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-02 2022-09-02 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.176 Sensory Analysis of Fish Chili Sauce With The Addition Of Fermented Cob Fish (Auxis Thazard) https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/205 <p>Fish Chili Sauce is a type of food as a side dish, which serves to arouse the appetite of consumers. By adding fermented tuna to the fish sauce, it is hoped that the fish sauce made will have a distinctive taste in Fermentation. The most essential microbes are Lactic Acid Bacteria. Lactate can improve the taste of the product and also lowers the pH of the substrate so that it can suppress the life of pathogenic microbes. The research method is the experimental method with 4 treatments and 3 replications. The results showed that the quality fish sauce formula was Treatment A (fish sauce with the addition of fermented tuna as much as 10%) with a value of 58.06% of water content, 78.92% of fat content, 1.43% of protein content, pH 5.12; &nbsp;TPC &lt;25 cfu/g sample, Color Value is 6 (Preferred), Taste Value is 7 (Highly Favored), Texture Value of 7, and Appearance Value 7</p> Ni Made Darmadi Dewa Gede Semara Edi I Wayan Sudiarta Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-12 2022-09-12 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.205 Addition Of Chain Extender To Improve Flexible Polyurethane Foam Characteristics Of Palm Oil Polyol https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/206 <p>The use of 100% palm oil polyol without the addition of a chain extender produced foam which initially expands and then collapses so that the resulting foam has tight pores, dense texture, and brittle (brittle). It was necessary to use a chain extender to improve the flexible properties of the foam. This study aimed to examine the ratio of palm oil polyols with a chain extender to produce flexible polyurethane foam with good characteristics. The treatment of this study was a combination of types and comparisons of palm oil polyols with chain extenders which were carried out 3 times, consisting of factor A = type of chain extender (diethylene glycol (DEG), diethanolamine (DEA), and polyethylene glycol (PEG)-400) and factor B = ratio of palm oil polyols. with a chain extender (80%:20%; 70%:30%; 60%:40%; 50%:50%). The obtained foam was observed visually, foam development, and foam density. The best sample for each type of extender was analyzed by FTIR. The results showed that 40% PEG-400 has succeeded in producing flexible polyurethane foam with higher expansion (291.22%), lower density (29 kg/m<sup>3</sup>), and visually has the best flexible properties. Based on FTIR analysis, the use of PEG-400 in the polyol system can increase the reactivity of palm oil polyols to isocyanates.</p> Neswati - Novizar Nazir Syukri Arief Yurniwati Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-17 2022-09-17 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.206 Education and Training on Making Organic Fertilizers and Biopesticides for Cocoa Farmers in Pulukan Village, Jembrana, as an effort to increase organic cocoa production https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/207 <p>Pulukan Village, Jembrana Regency, Bali, is one of the village center of organic cocoa production. The high demand for organic cocoa beans cannot be met because the production per hectare is still low. One of the reasons is that cocoa farmers in the village have difficulty obtaining organic fertilizers and biopesticides in sufficient quantities as recommended. This community service was carried out to improve the knowledge and skills of farmers in making organic fertilizers and biopesticides using local materials as an effort to increase the productivity of organically cultivated cocoa. The method of implementing the activities was through counseling and training on the manufacture of organic fertilizers and biopesticides, then followed by mentoring in the application of organic fertilizers and biopesticides resulting from training in Demonstration Plots. In training and mentoring participants were invited to work together and learning by doing. The implementation of counseling on the manufacture of organic fertilizers and biopesticides was very successful, indicated by 93.33% of participants stating that they understood very well the material being taught and 100% stating that the material presented was very interesting and very useful for them. Training activities for making organic fertilizers and biopesticides through hands-on practice resulted in participants being able to make organic fertilizers and biopesticides very well. The application of organic fertilizers and biopesticides as a result of training in demonstration plots can improve farmers' skills in direct application of fertilization methods and pest and disease control in organic cocoa cultivation. The results of the application of organic fertilizers and biopesticides in the demonstration plot showed that cocoa trees given organic fertilizers and sprayed with biopesticides had better growth and lower pest and disease attacks than controls. This encourages the participants to apply the best practices from the demonstration plots to be applied in their respective organic cocoa gardens.</p> Rai I Nyoman Sudana I Made Setiyo Yohanes Wiraatmaja I Wayan Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-23 2022-09-23 7 1 10.29165/ajarcde.v7i1.207 Application of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point (HACCP) on "Urutan" Chicken Products at Dapur Ayuna Catering https://ajarcde-safe-network.org/index.php/index.php/ajarcde/article/view/203 <p>This Applied Research is expected to be able to identify, analyze and control the hazards that may occur in the food manufacturing process. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a food safety system by analyzing materials, processes, and food products. HACCP analysis can be used as an effort to control the quality of the final product in order to meet the requirements for healthy, safe, and halal food products. Dapur Ayuna Catering is a catering company for the general public that processes traditional Balinese menus, one of which is a sequence of orders made not only made from pork but also made from chicken meat to meet the wishes of consumers who should not or are allergic to pork and casings. The sleeve used is a synthetic casing made from collagen. This company has implemented HACCP in every food production including in the manufacture of chicken orders. This type of research is descriptive with the method of observation of the production process of chicken (Balinese sausage) menus. The application of HACCP in the production process of Urutan menus is to control the temperature and time during the production process to prevent microbial growth in food.&nbsp; Of the ten applications of HACCP according to&nbsp; Indonesian National Standard SNI No. 01-4852-1998 regarding the HACCP system, only one point of application is not in accordance with SNI, namely monitoring. Monitoring activities are not carried out routinely during the empon-empon washing process in the manufacture of 'basa genep' (Bali complete spices) and the storage of the final product has not been carried out in a special freezer because it is still using a refrigerator for households so that it is still one with other product storage. The HACCP system at the Dapur Ayuna Catering for Urutan chicken products for the general public has been implemented properly starting from receiving raw materials, processing, packaging, labeling, and storage (storage freezer). Critical of every CCP that has been set by Dapur Catering Ayuna Buduk Mengwi Badung. It takes handling and prevention of contamination in every stage of the chicken menu processing process with the aim that the food consumed by consumers is safe from contamination.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> A.A.Made Semariyani I Wayan Sudiarta Ni Made Ayu Suardani Singapurwa Copyright (c) 2022 AJARCDE (Asian Journal of Applied Research for Community Development and Empowerment) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2022-09-23 2022-09-23 7 1