UTILIZATION OF AZZOLA PLANT ( AZOLLA PINNATA ) AS INCOME EMPOWERMENT OF COMMUNITY INCOME FARMING FISHERIES IN BAROS – SERANG
Empowerment of people affected by covid-19 in Baros Village, Baros District, Serang Regency by optimizing direct cash assistance from the government received by the community in order to empower the community to create income in accordance with the capabilities and competencies of the community to be empowered so that the community does not always depend on government assistance. Pellets and concentrate feed have been used by the community as fish and livestock feed. But the high price of feed makes this business less profitable. Azolla microphylla as fish and livestock feed has been introduced to Indonesia. Community service activities were participated in by 22 participants in RW 5, Baros Village, Baros District, Serang District. The community service was started from April to May 202 3 with the aim to train the people of Baros Village, Azzola Microphylla cultivation techniques which will be used as food for food. fish and other livestock. This activity is carried out in the following stages; 1) Location survey, group formation and coordination. 2) Go to the field and prepare a location for the training. 3) Training of Azzola Microphylla growing substrate fermentation techniques. 3) Training to prepare Azzola Microphylla growing containers. 4) Training of Azzola Microphylla maintenance techniques. 5) Harvesting and giving Azzola Microphylla to livestock. 6) Monitoring and evaluating the results of activities. The results of initial monitoring in the second, third and fourth week after the training showed that these macrophytes could grow well. Some members have enlarged the maintenance container in the form of maintenance tanks.
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