Yagasu – Yagasu conducted training on mangrove-based batik and food processing for women in coastal communities in Lhok Timon Village, Aceh Jaya, (22-23/5/2022).
Yagasu’s representative, Dhany, explained that the training aims to increase the knowledge and skills of the community in Lhok Timon Village to process mangrove-based products that have economic value.
Yagasu brought trainers from Medan to provide training on processing Sonneratia Ovata fruit into syrup, jam, and batik dye. This training was attended by 16 women in Lhok Timon Village.
(Mangrove-based foods processing training for women in Lhok Timon Village)
Yagasu also provided training in processing oysters into meatballs, bakwan, and other foods. As known, oyster is one of the biotas that live in mangrove habitats.
“We (Yagasu team) hope that the community can continue to produce mangrove-based products, so they develop MSMEs to support their economy,” said Dhany.
Dhany added that the mangrove-based products can increase the community’s income and can also become the uniqueness of Aceh Jaya.
(Themangrove-based foods and beverages products of the training results)
One of the training participants, Julia Wati, expressed her gratitude to Yagasu for choosing her village as the location for the program implementation.
“I hope that this program will continue to be regularly conducted so that we (the women of Lhok Timon Village) can gain complex knowledge about how to process mangrove-based foods and other products,” she added.
Yagasu (Yayasan Gajah Sumatra) is a Non-Governmental Organization with over 21 years of practical experiences on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation, capacity building, environmental education and local economic reconstruction through the facilitation of generating income for local communities on green livelihoods. Established on July 17, 2001, the organization initial concern was Sumatra’s elephant conservation. In 2006, Yagasu changed its management structure and officially registered with Yagasu Aceh as its legal name. In recent years, yagasu has been focused on restoring mangrove restoration, environment and climate change, and local community empowerment in Aceh, North Sumatra, East Java, and Wet Java Province.
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