New Cargill facility to support Indonesian fish farmers
Animal nutrition business Cargill has opened an aquaculture innovation center in Indonesia to work with freshwater fish farmers on raising farming and feeding standards. This is the fourth Technology Application Center (TAC) that Cargill has opened in South Asia in 2018.
The Indonesian TAC is located at Ciseeng, Parung-Bogor, which Cargill describes as “a hub” for the country’s freshwater aquaculture sector.
It will bring global aquaculture best practices and expertise from Cargill’s network of 12 dedicated aquaculture centers worldwide. In addition, the TAC will 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 brings the Cargill Aqua Nutrition TAC footprint in Asia to six locations: Thailand, India, two in Vietnam, Indonesia, and China.