Factors Affecting the Participation in Sea Farming Project: An Empirical Finding from Panggang Island, Indonesia
Evita Fathia Luthfina1,2, M. Adev Suharno2, Narni Farmayanti2
1Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Germany
Aquaculture plays an important role in reducing poverty and ensuring food security, particularly within coastal areas. Kepulauan Seribu is a part of the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, but it experiences severe pollution and environmental degradation caused by mining, marine transport, irresponsible and destructive fishing activities in the area. In fact, Kepulauan Seribu not only has the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) but also the highest poverty rate, compared to other areas in Jakarta. In order to improve the local community's welfare while conserving the marine ecosystem, the local government and Center for Coastal and Marine Research Studies (CCMRS) initiated a project called "sea farming" in Panggang Island, Kepulauan Seribu. Sea farming is a mariculture-based project to create sustainable marine resource management.
Keywords: Aquaculture, mariculture, Panggang Island, sea farming
Contact Address: Evita Fathia Luthfina, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development