Eco-friendly system of sea grapes culture
The Eco-friendly sea grapes culture system together with local wisdom is the guideline in the area of coastal saline soil for sustainable land use.
Sea grapes are considered to be a unicellular plant in the sea with importance to the environment. They are also part of food chain with the ecosystem to keep the natural balance of the ocean. They are important to human beings' living in terms of nutrition, supplementary food for health as well as necessity for young aquatic animals. They may function as shelters or food sources for them including prevention and removal of waste water possibly occurring in the sea water and water resources. Sea grapes work together with bacteria whereby bacteria help decompose organic compounds to be in the form of inorganic compounds and sea grapes use these compounds. For the other part, sea grapes can be used for industry and cosmetics. The extract from sea grapes is used in the pharmaceutical industry to prevent and treat diseases.
Previously, the area of this technology was Aegiceras cornicelatum. Later, the area was changed to be the area of salt farming. In 1984, they transformed land use into Brine shrimp culture. Then once again, they faced economic, coupled with problems of environmental impact. Therefore, farmers changed utilization to sea grapes culture in 2016.