UB Lecturers Assists the Business Licensing of Processed Freshwater Fish Products of Senggreng Village Community

Senggreng Village, Sumber Pucung District – Malang Regency, is an area that has the potential for the development of natural tourism, agriculture, fisheries, and animal husbandry. Its main commodity is rice farming with a total production of about two thousand tons per year and 180 tons per year for freshwater fish.

In terms of location, it is strategically located, easy to reach, connected to other areas, there are highway transportation routes, close to the Sutami Dam and located in the beef cattle cluster area of ​​Malang Regency. So that it can be done to develop a freshwater fishery business.

In 2021, the doctoral service team Universitas Brawijaya (UB) has carried out community economic empowerment in the form of coaching, mentoring, and training on postharvest handling of freshwater fish.

This time the team led by Dr. Nanang Febrianto, S.Pt., MP (Faculty of Animal Husbandry), consisting of Prof.Dr.Ir. Trinil Susilawati, MS, IPU., ASEAN Eng (Faculty of Animal Husbandry), Dr. Dedes Amertaningtyas, S.Pt., MP (Faculty of Animal Husbandry), Hefti Salis Yufidasari, S.Pi, MP (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences), and Sri Sulasmiyati, S.Sos, MAP (Faculty of Administrative Sciences) will provide assistance and management business permit.

This activity is a step to develop the fresh water processing business of MSMEs. They involve Faculty of Animal Husbandry UB students who take part in the Thematic Real Work Lecture (KKN-T) program.

The work program to be implemented includes socialization of the introduction and importance of local business permits, assistance in the manufacture of meatballs and nuggets, product licensing counseling, socialization of food packaging, education on waste management and environmental awareness, creation of social media accounts, as well as progress and evaluation.

“We hope that through this activity we can improve the welfare of the people in Senggreng Village. At the same time developing the potential for natural tourism and freshwater fish farming.” said Dr. Nanang (dta/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)