Design and Implementation of Budikdamber with Solar-Powered Water Circulation System in Nanggulan, Kulon Progo
Budikdamber is the acronym for “budidaya ikan dalam ember”, an Indonesian term for a small-scale aquaponic system in a plastic bucket. This equipment is famous for its compact size and easy implementation to cultivate fish in households, especially for those with limited space resources. Budikdamber can be seen as the proper solution to support one of Kulon Progo’s critical programs to reduce its poverty rate. The number of animal protein intake in each local community family is one indicator to measure the poverty rate. Hence, Budikdamber allows lower-income families to cultivate fish in their houses to fulfill their animal protein needs. This paper reported the community-based activity to design and implement Budikdamber of giving guidance to low-income families. The general problems of implementing Budikdamber for the community service program were the low fish productivity and sustainability of the people using granted Budikdamber. This program introduced Budikdamber, equipped with a water circulation system to improve fish productivity, hopefully increasing people's interest in using Budikdamber. The design included a solar panel to prevent additional maintenance costs of required electricity for Budikdamber—which has been successfully manufactured into a prototype by the student community service program. A series of activities (including socialization, operation tutorial, and a hearing from Kulon Progo district’s stakeholders) were conducted to bring the design and prototype to Tanjungharjo, Nanggulan, Kulon Progo local community.
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