eFishery Encourages Women to Become Aquaculture Entrepreneurs
The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is now making it easier for businesses in various sectors, including aquaculture. It has a role in encouraging the improvement quality in the production of fish and shrimp farming.
One of the startup companies that have played a role in creating the success of aquaculture business actors is eFishery’s agriculture technology (agritech). They are Yeni Rahayu and Mastria, two Indonesian heroines who are able to manage a very promising business in the field of shrimp and fish farming by utilizing the technology offered by eFishery.
Along with International Women’s Day, the two aquaculture entrepreneurs told their success stories in the fish and shrimp farming business using eFishery technology. Yeni Rahayu is a career woman who eventually swerved into cultivating vaname shrimp.
She was born to a family that has a business in the shrimp pond in Jepara, but previously she preferred to work in an office. Until 2017, he decided to try his new profession as a shrimp cultivator, following in the footsteps of his parents.
This startup is known for its innovation in the form of an internet-based feeding tool for fish and shrimp. With this tool, fish and shrimp cultivators can integrate the feeding system, starting from the feeding schedule, the amount of feed stocked, to monitoring the growth of animals in the ponds, all managed accurately online.
eFishery Feeder Helps Shrimp Farmers
As an aquaculture business actor, Yeni also involves eFishery through the shrimp feeder, namely the Shrimp eFisheryFeeder. According to him, the Shrimp eFisheryFeeder can make the shrimp feeding system more efficient.
“I started using eFishery between 2017 and 2018, since shrimp farming, from the beginning we used the promotion eFishery. Time and labor became efficient and we could control feed expenditure,” said Yeni. Yeni admits that the Shrimp eFisheryFeeder can make feeding more optimal. This tool is an automatic feeder for shrimp whose use can be controlled via a smartphone.
Through this tool, cultivators can manage feeding schedules more easily through feed doses that are tailored to their needs. Meanwhile, the feeding monitoring process can be controlled through an application that has been installed on the smartphone.
“We can install the application on the cell phone, I have counted all the measurements, I just need to click, automatically every hour the tools are all alive and take out the feed,” she explained.
In running her cultivation business, Yeni admitted that she was greatly helped by the existence of this Shrimp eFisheryFeeder. He also hopes that eFishery will further improve its technology in encouraging quality improvements in aquaculture production.
IoT Technology in Fisheries Supports Millennial Farmers
Utilizing IoT or the Internet of Things in the world of livestock is not an impossible thing. An IoT startup from Bandung named eFishery proves this. eFishery has created an internet-based feeding tool for both fish and shrimp.
With this tool, fish or shrimp farmers can integrate the feeding system. Feeding schedules, the amount of feed stocked, and monitoring of animal growth in the ponds are managed accurately on an online basis.
Head of Marketing for eFisher Galih Husni Fauzan said that basically eFishery provides technology that brings convenience to fish and shrimp farming. Because it is easy, cultivation has become more inclusive, both men and women, young and old alike, can cultivate fish or shrimp more productively and efficiently.
“In addition, eFishery technology is expected to increase the seeds of millennial 4.0 farmers. Usually, young people leave the village and leave farming or take care of ponds to find work in the city. Now that farming work has become more modern, it is hoped that many young people will live and build the village economy,” explained Galih, Wednesday (3/3/2021).