The Creativity School of FPIK Students Empowers Mulyoagung as Independent Village

A total of 15 students from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences who are members of the Student Creativity School organization has succeeded to get funding in the Village Empowerment Development Program (P3D) organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

In collaboration with Mulyoagung Dau Farmers Group 1 and TPST (Integrated Waste Disposal Site) 3R Mulyoagung Dau Malang Regency, 15 FPIK students consisting of Naufal Amiruddin Hussein as the leader, Lutfi, Randy, Yasmin, Aunal, Nabhela, Setiawan, Dian, Gigaranu, Grisella, Dafa , Raka, Rhobitotus, Adinda and Ibadur Rahman.

“This program is a follow-up activity from PHP2D which was carried out last year,” said Lutfi as theTeam Representative.

Lutfi added that the focus of this program is the development of large-scale empowerment for the people of Mulyoagung Village to be more interested in black fly cultivation.

“Integrated Technical Farm Black Soldier Fly (INTAF) is a black fly cultivation system to manage and reduce organic waste,” he said.

INTAF program is broadly divided into 4 sub-activities, namely waste processing, black soldier fly cultivation through the use of organic waste, processing of black soldier fly cultivation and making catfish pellets.

This INTAF program has several series of events. One of the activities that have been carried out is P3D workshop, precisely on Friday, September 3, 2021.

This workshop was held at Mulyoagung Village Hall, Dau District and was attended by approximately 30 people consisting of several agencies namely the head of  village and his staff, Minapsejahtera fish cultivators, PPL (Field Fisheries Extension), Mulyosejati Farmers Group, and Karya Agung (Village Youth Organisation of Mulyoagung Village).

This workshop was held as an introduction and provision of material about black fly (BSF), how to cultivate it, its benefits and contents, as well as its market prospects.

“We (Minasejahtera fish cultivators) want to know more and are interested in practicing black fly cultivation, because we think it can be a promising alternative to catfish feed and a side business,” said Suryanto during the discussion session.

The enthusiasm of the workshop participants was very high, it is proved by many topics they wanted to discuss further with these P3D students.

Black fly cultivation can solve the problem of organic waste, but not only that, black fly cultivation can also empower the community’s economy by selling BSF processed products such as dry maggot, fresh maggot, and fish pellets.

The protein contained in Black Flies Larvae reaches 40%-60% which can help breeders to make Black Flies Larvae as an alternative feed.

The BSF mentoring process started with making cages and giving household organic waste as food for BSF larvae.

BSF larvae that become pupae are used for making fish pellets, and organic waste that is decomposed by BSF becomes fertilizer. (LTF/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).