According to Syarifudin Zain, the head of KONTINU Indonesia, the community is enthusiastic about participating in the program as they want to revive the popularity of black tiger shrimp. It is important that producers continue to implement sustainable farming practices to reduce environmental impact and provide high-quality products.
"Support from stakeholders is crucial for KONTINU's success - from infrastructure support to technical training and improvement programs to market connections. By collaborating with other organizations, we hope to improve economic, social, and environmental issues that support small-scale producers promoting black tiger shrimp to the world," says Zain.
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KONTINU has launched programs focused on addressing environmental concerns, waste management, and shrimp farming practices, with the aim of reviving Pinrang's shrimp farming production to its former glory. ASIC and other industry partners have supported KONTINU's initiatives aimed at improving the quality of shrimp farming and the lives of people in Pinrang.
ASIC standards, which were co-developed through the Oxfam GRAISEA program, are aligned with international standards. They provide guidance to local producers on improving their farming practices, with a focus on environmental, social, and gender aspects.