Jala's smart farming program in Dipasena, Lampung

Smart farming (or Tambak Pintar in Bahasa Indonesia), is an intensive 3-month program initiated by JALA tech to assist shrimp farmers in Indonesia to implement the technology for their cultivation. This program is targeting low to mid individual shrimp farmers in several shrimp communities to be aware of water quality monitoring, cultivation data recording, and also biosecurity in order to ensure their production and their sustainability.

Here’s a quick summary of the tambak pintar program:

Smart Farming is running in several locations, spread across Java Island and Lampung province in Sumatra Island in Indonesia. One of these is Dipasena, Tulang Bawang Regency since the end of 2019. Dipasena was a central of shrimp production in Indonesia but is slowly fading because of the environmental, economic, and political issues in Indonesia. Currently, they are operating without any adequate facilities and infrastructure (one of them is no electricity) since 2011. But most of the farmers are still eager to do the shrimp cultivation in Dipasena.

Smart Farming program was actively helped and assisted the shrimp farmers on Dipasena Jaya, at Blok 7 Delta on their cultivation activities from December 2019 until August 2020 through two cycles of cultivation. They were assisted by a field assistant from Jala who equipped with the Baruno water quality device and shrimp farming management software to help them record the cultivation data (water quality, feed, sampling, harvest) and manage the cultivation based on the analysis and recommendations provided by Jala from their actual data.

In the first cycle, the program faced a challenge with the White Spot Syndrome Virus spread that made the farmers to be pessimistic about their cultivation. But from that condition, we got a lot of data and information, did an intensive evaluation, and learned a lot for the next cycle.

In the second cycle, Smart Farming program was collaborating with Matahari Sakti, a shrimp feed company to run the cultivation of four ponds at high density. In total, Smart Farming program assisted around 15 ponds in monitoring the water quality and recording cultivation data. This second cycle saw a lot of improvement in farmer awareness. The farmers began recording the cultivation data independently to Jala software. The farmers also started to understand the effect of water quality parameters like temperature, salinity, pH, and dissolved oxygen on shrimp growth and also actively had discussions with other farmers within the community and with the Jala team.

The result of this program shows an increase in the average daily growth at each pond compared to the previous cycles. There were also there were no ponds that failed to harvest even though WSSV infection was detected. The Smart Farming program hopes farmers will continue this good routine and have better results for the next cycle.

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