Cargill innovation center to raise fish farming standards in Indonesia

Freshwater fish farmers in West Java to receive education and training to improve their productivity and incomes

Cargill has opened an aquaculture innovation center in Indonesia to work with freshwater fish farmers in raising farming and feeding standards. The Technology Application Center (TAC) is located at Ciseeng, Parung-Bogor, which is a hub for freshwater aquaculture in Indonesia. It will bring global aquaculture best practices and expertise from Cargill’s network of 12 such centers dedicated to aquaculture worldwide.

The TAC will also provide a platform where local aquaculture farmers can come for training and discussions around feeding and other farm management practices.

“Freshwater aquaculture in Indonesia is showing strong growth thanks to increasing demand for seafood in the country,” said Chad Gauger, managing director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition in South Asia. “This innovation center will support the development of the freshwater aquaculture industry by educating and training farmers on how to improve their productivity and income.”

The center covers one hectare, with eight large ponds and a set of closed cement tanks for smaller trials in closed systems. The facility is designed to improve the feed performance of freshwater fish varieties including catfish, tilapia, pangasius and carp. It is the fourth TAC Cargill has opened in South Asia this year and brings the Cargill aqua nutrition TAC footprint in Asia to six locations (Thailand, India, Vietnam (2), Indonesia and China).