Polyculture Frogs Farming with Rice and Fish Project
The project aims to help farmers to transform inorganic rice field to organic one. It takes about 3 years to eliminate pesticides from the rice field. During the transformation, the harvest is fluctuated that leads for uncertain income for farmers. Polyculture of fish or prawns with the rice fields, will give farmers extra income. Furthermore, culture of frogs, will restock frogs in the nature, that will reduce pests for the rice. Frogs are nutritious source of food, culture of frogs will contribute for the food security. As frogs is highly demanded in France and Belgium, it is a good product for export.
The project will be led by Dr. Nia Kurniawan, from the University Brawijaya, Indonesia. For the rice-fish transformation and training, it will be led by Mr. Kesit Tisna Wibowo, S.Pi, M.Pi, from Center of Freshwater Aquaculture Sukabumi, and will be supervised by Dr. Coco Kokarkin, Director of Seed, both from Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia.
Oyster Farming As An Alternative Income, A Solution to Sustainable Aquaculture
The objective of Oyster Farming Project is to develop a commercial-scale sustainable oyster farming that offer an economic returns for the local communities by capturing the domestic and foreign market and to promote sustainable income-generating activity that can be easily applied by the local community. It aims to achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 1. No poverty, 5. Gender equality, 8. Decent work and economic growth, 13. Climate action and 14. Life under water. The project will be led by Prof. Dr. Aileen Tan S.H. (Universiti Sains Malaysia).
Port of Zeebrugge Distribution Center
Zeebrugge, the seaport of Bruges (Belgium), is one of the world’s foremost roll-on/roll-off ports. The coastal port is also a container port. The offering of both intra-European and intercontinental services is what makes Zeebrugge such an important access port to the European markets. As a non-industrial or “clean” port, Zeebrugge is the ideal location for Distribution Centre for Food.
The extensive range of ferry services and intercontinental container services, together with an inland waterway, railway and road network, make Zeebrugge an ideal location to establish distribution centres. Zeebrugge is therefore more than just a maritime crossroads; the North Sea port has grown into an ultramodern logistics platform completely at the service of the European and intercontinental markets. Furthermore, Zeebrugge Food Logistics, located in the port, offers cold storage and frozen and temperature controlled logistic. It is a one stop shop for import and export handling for food that could include besides custom and veterinary handling, also repacking, labelling and stock management. Most of cruises are supplied from Zeebrugge Food Logistics, that the Food Safety requirement is not necessarily the European Union regulation, but is depended on the flag of the ship. Many seafood processors and importers are established in the surrounding of the Zeebrugge.
In the whole, The Port of Zeebrugge and its facilities, could serve as Distribution Centre for Fisheries and Agriculture products from Indonesia. The Indonesian Food Safety Institute and its partners, with cooperation of the Port of Zeebrugge and its partners and the Zeebrugge Food Logistics, and supported by the Flemish Investment & Trade, are establishing ‘trade corridor’ to make the flow of Indonesian seafood products to the European Union will go smoothly.