Most of the fishery and coastal aquaculture activity, especially the crab farming, produces a lot of shells and other organic debris. Wetlands International ran some training on 30th December, to make bio fertilizer from this material, along with waste from households, uneaten vegetables and fruits. The training was given to the members who have been supported by ‘bio-rights’ small grants and other people who were interested.
The Land Development Office’s Trang Station provided the micro-organisms needed to make the fertilizer and techniques to be used. The training attempted to reduce the amount of soft shell crab waste and other material that would normally be dumped into the water. Bio-fertilizer can use in agriculture when planting vegetables. It can also be used to clean bathrooms and toilets, and to reduce expenditure for fishermen and farmers. Each group who attended this training received one set of equipment for making bio-fertilizer, (see pictures).