Sunday, 14 June 2015

Rice-Fish Farming in Indonesia

As much as Rice-Fish farming has a long history in Indonesia, I think Indonesian farmers needs to be applauded for this initiative. A farming method which involves farmers presenting fishes into their rice plantations .

The method has proven to be beneficial for the fish and the rice in an irrigated area where the rice is connected to the pond rather than the trench. A safe haven from birds, which the fish grows vigorously in the dense rice plants, while they in turn provide a source of fertiliser with their droppings, eat insect pests and help to circulate oxygen around the rice field.

Indonesian farmers say keeping fish in rice fields can increase rice yields by up to 10% plus they have the additional supplies of fishes which averagely attains more grams in sizes, yielding more profit in sales.

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