Grants :: Medium Grant Facilities :: Introduction of silvo-fishery practice for improving the conditions of coastal communities in Tambak Gojoyo sub-village and Wedung village in Demak Regency, Indonesia
Looking for additional income - fisherman in Demak, Demak, Central Java © MFF Indinesia
A pilot silvo-fishery demonstration is established and recognized in the Demak Regency for empowering mangrove-dependent communities in Wedung and Berahan villages on sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems.
Demak is affected by sea abrasion (erosion caused by the sea). The damage to the Demak coastline, estimated at 495.80 hectares, is attributed to the beach reclamation. Sea abrasion negatively affects many of community-owned fishponds that are close to the shoreline, leading to the loss of livelihoods for some villagers.
Wedung is one of the villages experiencing the effects of this damage. In the sub village of Gejoyo, in Wedung village, mangrove silvo-fishery is appreciated as a solution to reversing the negative effects of sea abrasion. This MGF project will draw on the experiences of a past MFF small grant facility project implemented by Diponegoro University in 2012. The main approach will be to use the silvo-fishery model alongside community development activities, to strengthen Gejoyo community's resilience in the face of sea abrasion in Demak.
Direct beneficiaries of the project are 50 residents of Tambak Gojoyo sub-village, composed of some fishpond owners, small business and food processing owners, and community task force members. The project will indirectly benefit at least 9,821 residents in Wedung village.
At the end of the project, the expected results are:
Climate change: The project addresses this issue by raising awareness about sea abrasion and sea level rise, important topics for the community as the community fishponds are located in flood prone areas.
Gender: At least 30% of the direct beneficiaries are women. Currently, women involvement is low in the community.Their access to economic resources is also limited. The isolated location of the village causes women to be marginalized. The project will give particular attention to gender equality, through opening access and opportunities in decision-making. Women will not only be involved in implementation, but also in planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
Regency of Demak, Central Java
1st Jun 2014 to 30th Sep 2015
Lembaga Pengkajian dan Pengembangan Sumberdaya Pembangunan (LPPSP)
[Institute for study and improvement of development resource, Semarang]
Dr Indra Kertati, MSc
Jl. Bumi Wanamukti Blok A4/31 Semarang Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
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