Teaching Communities to Fish
Aquaponics combines aquaculture, or fish farming, with hydroponics, or growing vegetables in water. In Ciseeng Village, Bogor, and Paku Jaya, South Tangerang, Tripatra introduced an aquaponics program to help residents improve their food security and develop community independence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program is carried out in collaboration with BenihBaik, a digital philanthropic platform, and SharingYuk IPB, a community for social activism by business students at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB).
As part of the aquaponics program, community members do not only get facilities and installation tutorials, but also mentoring from SharingYuk over the first three months. Currently, around 100 families have received aquaponics assistance from Tripatra, in the hope that this initiative can boost their skills and sustain the welfare of their families.