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Visit by Southeast Sulawesi’s DPRD Commission II to JALA: Strengthening Shrimp Cultivation Potential in the Province

Vanessa
Vanessa
25 June 2024
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On June 20, 2024, JALA received a visit from Commission II of Southeast Sulawesi's Regional House of Representatives (DPRD). This visit was led by the Secretary of Commission II. Commission II, which focuses on economic growth, visited to discuss the opportunities and challenges in increasing shrimp production in the province. JALA was represented by Andi Nusa Patria, the Chief Sustainability Officer, in this meeting.

Challenges to Increase Shrimp Production in Southeast Sulawesi

In 2021, Southeast Sulawesi recorded 2,000 ha of potential area for shrimp farming. However, the production of shrimp in South Sulawesi in 2022 reported by KKP was quite low, at 38,253.03 tons. This value reflected a decline that had been ongoing since 2017.

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Based on the shared information from Commission II of Southeast Sulawesi's DPRD during the visit, the low shrimp production in the area was due to beliefs in myths that made the local community reluctant to cultivate shrimp. Many of them believed that shrimp farming in the province would not be successful. This situation was exacerbated by traditional farming methods with minimal technological involvement. Consequently, shrimp farming efforts in the area often end up in failure.

Kunjungan DPRD Sulawesi Tenggara ke JALA

In recent years, the local government has also initiated a national project to increase shrimp production in Southeast Sulawesi. However, this project only managed to run for a few cycles before incurring losses and ultimately being shut down, leaving many farm areas unproductive.

JALA’s Solution to Increase Shrimp Production in Southeast Sulawesi

The main agenda discussed next was how JALA's solutions could help increase shrimp production in South Sulawesi, in hopes for the previously unproductive shrimp farms can become active again. In turn, this will contribute to the local economy by increasing shrimp production and creating new jobs.

JALA offers comprehensive solutions to shrimp farmers, helping them enhance production and efficiency. JALA provides cultivation technology, access to high quality supplies, cultivation assistance, as well as a fast and transparent harvesting service to help farmers market their shrimp.

The visit by Commission II of South Sulawesi's DPRD to JALA marks an important initial step in developing the shrimp farming potential in the province. With JALA's end-to-end solutions, we hope to establish further collaboration with Southeast Sulawesi's DPRD to maximize the shrimp farming potential in the province.

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