Yagasu – Social and Business Division of Yayasan Gajah Sumatra (Yagasu) monitored silvofishery harvest of fostered silvofishery ponds in Paluh Kurau Village, Deli Serdang District, North Sumatra On Tuesday, 22 March 2022.
Yagasu’s Social and Business Manager, Jodi Akbar, explained that this monitoring activity aims to assess the success rate of silvofishery ponds as the basis of program evaluation and strategic planning.
(Silvofishery harvesting by pond farmers in Paluh Kurau Village, North Sumatra)
Silvofishery is an aquaculture system that combines fishery business with mangrove planting, which can increase pond productivity without damaging mangrove ecosystem. This system can save mangrove forests as well as enhance the welfare of local people living in coastal areas.
In 22 March 2022, Yagasu team monitored one of silvofishery ponds managed by community group in Paluh Kurau Village, Deli Serdang District, North Sumatra which has been supported by funding for economic development for silvofishery pond model from Yagasu.
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 concernwas 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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