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Realizing the Potential of Local Fishery Resources in Kampung Yepem, South Papua via Creating Preserved Shrimp and Fish Products

Papua’s coastal regions are home to the largest mangrove ecosystems in all of Indonesia. One such mangrove ecosystem, which remains largely pristine to this day, is in Kampung Yepem, a village in Asmat regency, South Papua province. Geographically speaking, Kampung Yepem is located within Agats district, and is mostly made up of coastal mangrove forests …

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The Fish Farmer Field School

‘Tambak’ is the common Indonesian name for a brackish water fish pond, classically supporting a polyculture of milkfish (Chanos chanos) and brackish water shrimp. There is historical evidence of 400-year-old tambak in South Sulawesi, naturally constructed in the lower meanders of river estuaries. Not until 1964, in response to increasing demand from Japan for shrimp …

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Climate Change Adaptation with New Livelihoods and Mangrove Rehabilitation: Lessons from the Indragiri Hilir Coast

Mud crab fishermen in Parit 18, Sapat Subdistrict showing their catch (Wahyudin Opu/Blue Forests) Even though it is located far from the center of the crowd, Andi Masrapi’s house (45 years) rarely looks empty. Apart from being a place to live, the wooden stilt house in Parit 18, Sapat Village, is also used as a …

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Empowering From Their Own Villages: Learning from Coastal Field Schools on Organic Fertilizers in Mioko Village

“Wow, this is how to make our fertilizer by ourself, easy peasy. This fertilizer is from our nature, for our needs. We have learned not to spend money to buy fertilizer anymore.”   That was Rina’s answer when we asked, “What did Rina think after knowing that there are many natural ingredients in this village …

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Strengthening the Capacity of Community-Based Natural Resources Monitoring Groups in Mandah District, Indragiri Hilir Regency

The years 2020 to 2024 are set by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia as the period for the Acceleration of National Mangrove Rehabilitation. Through Presidential Decree 120/2020 concerning the Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency, it is targeted that 600,000 hectares of mangrove areas will be rehabilitated during the four-year period. This effort to …

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Protecting Nature in the style of the Banbak Atuw Car Forest Conservation Group

The Forest Guard Group or KJH Banbak Atuw Car is a youth group formed by the Head of Yepem Village in 2018. This group has the task of maintaining and protecting customary areas or forests and natural resources in Yepem Village, Asmat Regency, Papua. They carry out this task through routine monitoring and patrol activities. …

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