Snapshot of Sido Agung Mangrove Forest Rehabilitation Site, Sidopekso village, Kebonagung village, and Kalibuntu village, Kraksaan Sub-district, Probolinggo District, East Java Province © MFF IUCN, 2015
Kraksaan sub-district is one of the coastal areas in Probolinggo having lots of damaged ponds and depleted mangrove cover. The damage is mainly caused by rent intensification. Moreover, due to poor construction, the embankments are often eroded, so mangroves should be planted alongside the pond embankments to support the pond construction. Sido Agung Farmer Group have planted mangroves in the riverside and applied sylvofishery method in one of the ponds. However, those efforts are not enough. There should be further and more comprehensive activities to accelerate the mangrove rehabilitation and to restore healthy pond ecosystem. In addition, the existing mangrove processing method applied by the local community is considered to be ineffective. It increases the amount of waste around pond area and disrupt the ecosystem.
Through the implementation of SGF project, SIdo Agung Farmer Group aims to maintain and increase both the volume and the extent of mangrove cover and develop sustainable economy for the local communities.
197 members of the community group KTT Sido Agung, 136 fish farmers and salt farmers in the identified villages.
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
82,250 mangrove seedlings were planted with 83% growth rate to rehabilitate 5 ha land area consisting of two fish ponds - along three riverbanks and coastline. This activity will increase coastal community resilience toward environmental change.
- Gender equality
A women’s group (17 members) received training on mangrove and fish-based food processing. The group members then generate additional income from food processing activities and marketing.
Sidopekso village, Kebonagung village, and Kalibuntu village, Kraksaan Sub-district, Probolinggo District, East Java Province
11th Apr 2014 to 10th Apr 2015
1. Enviromental Agency of Probolinggo District
2. Fishery and Marine Agency of Probolinggo District
3. Forestry Agency of Probolinggo District
4. Dinas PU Pengairan Probolinggo District
5. Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises Agency of Probolinggo District
6. Health Agency of Probolinggo District
Kelompok Tani Tambak (KTT), Fish Farmer Group Sido Agung
Jl Sahara RT 03 RW 02, Dusun Gilin, Kebonagung village, Kraksaan sub-district, Probolinggo District
Contact person: Bambang Taufiq
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