Fisheries Training integrated with Agriculture
PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS) has a Community Empowerment program taking into account the potential of local communities around the plantations. The village elder, Rangda Village and Village Kenambui for example have farmers and agricultural background. So from the local potential is structured programs Integrated Fisheries Agriculture Cultivation using tarps or pool technology, known as skimming pit.
With this pit pond skimming people can save water with fish cultivation, which is suitable to be applied in areas with limited water. Besides, technology skimming pit is also practical and inexpensive because it is made of tarp with different sizes can be adjusted with an area of the yard. Another advantage is that the pool water is not connected to the ground, resulting in alkaline soils or acidic water can pool can be addressed separately and their pH levels.
Integrated fisheries agricultural training was conducted in the first quarter 2105 and was attended by 40 delegates from each village is the village elder, Kenambui Village and Village Rangda.
With this training, the participants are expected to be able to be cadres who are able to share their knowledge with the other villagers, especially in fish farming technology skimming pit; leading independent community, utilizing the yard area into something useful and economically valuable. (170 710)