May, I-AQUAS, UPM Assists Omadal Island Community In Seaweed Cultivation Through Collaboration With Yayasan Hasanah And Malaysia Society For Harm Reduction (MHSR) | INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AQUACULTURE AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
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May, I-AQUAS, UPM Assists Omadal Island Community in Seaweed Cultivation through Collaboration with Yayasan Hasanah and Malaysia Society for Harm Reduction (MHSR)

Semporna, Sabah, May 3 - A delegation from I-AQUAS, led by Prof. Dr. Muta Harah Zakaria and Dr. Nur Leena Wong Wai Sin, recently visited the Women’s Association of Omadal (WAPO) on Omadal Island. The purpose of this visit was to provide guidance and exchange ideas regarding seaweed cultivation activities in the area.

This project is expected to contribute to the local economy by empowering women within the community. Seaweed cultivation represents a promising endeavor that can benefit the local population, particularly in terms of economic development and environmental sustainability. Women are actively involved in various aspects of seaweed cultivation, including planting, maintenance, and harvesting. With guidance from I-AQUAS and UPM, these women can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out these activities effectively.

Project Effectiveness The project aims to achieve several goals:

  1. Income Enhancement: Seaweed cultivation allows local residents to produce high-value products such as agar-agar and other seafood products. This will help increase their income.
  2. Reducing Pressure on Natural Resources: Seaweed cultivation can alleviate pressure on natural resources, such as mangroves and coral reefs. It is a positive step toward environmental conservation.
  3. Empowering Women: By actively involving women in this project, we can strengthen the community and promote gender equality.

Collaboration with Yayasan Hasanah and MHSR I-AQUAS collaborates with Yayasan Hasanah and Malaysia Society for Harm Reduction (MHSR) in this project. This collaboration ensures that seaweed cultivation on Omadal Island receives the necessary support.

Date of Input: 05/05/2024 | Updated: 05/05/2024 | m_fakhrulddin

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