Development of Maggot as an Alternative for Catfish Feed Cultivation on Narrow Land, Caturtunggal, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Generally, catfish farming is carried out in large areas using artificial feed. Limited land is one of the obstacles in cultivating catfish, one of which is in the Karanggayam area, Caturtunggal. A method that can be used to cultivate catfish on narrow lands is the Budikdamber method, stands for “budi daya ikan dalam ember” in Bahasa which means fish farming in buckets. Using artificial feed in this fish farming method makes the bucket dirty faster and has a high economic value. Insect-based feeds such as maggot are cheaper alternatives, have high nutritional value, and do not pollute the water used in fish cultivation. This program aims to provide an understanding to the public regarding the development of alternative fish feed from maggots. This community service program was carried out in collaboration with the Kuncup Mekar Women Farmers Group in Karanggayam hamlet, Caturtunggal, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta. Based on the results of this service, the community is enthusiastic about participating in the maggot development program as an alternative feed for catfish farming in buckets in Karanggayam. The community feels the benefits of this program, including new knowledge and understanding of maggot cultivation as a whole to be used as an alternative feed with high protein nutrition and relatively cheap and easy-to-do cultivation costs. This supports catfish cultivation in buckets by fulfilling alternative feeds from maggots. The advice for further activities is to hold massive maggot cultivation assistance at KWT Kuncup Mekar and increase catfish and maggot production.
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