Raising Ducks

In East Java, one of the production centers and salted duck eggs that are well known in the village of Modopuro, Kirkcaldy District, District Mojokerto.

Modopuro activities in the village is the maintenance of duck, salted egg making, selling fried duck, smoked duck and manufacture. In this village there are no members of the community who are unemployed. Everything from live ducks. In this village, may be said to have income of affluent societies.

Success is contagious Modopuro village to village, including the Village Mejoyo, District Ward, in the same district. Community in this village, like the village life as well Modopuro most of the maintenance of duck. Some are raising laying ducks, duck meat traders, maker of salted eggs, and so forth. Demand for duck meat from the Surabaya, Malang to the surrounding areas Mojokerto continue to increase. Advantage of the salted egg products are Mejoyo Village, salty egg was more sintered, Itiknya feels more savory meat.

Although most of his business has gone well, but many farmers in this village are still having difficulty to raise revenue because the majority of its business is still small scale.

Capital support seems to be expected, but the people in the village trying to find a solution to overcome the obstacles it faces. One way to do this is to form a group of peasant farmers from the 10 to 20 farmers to exchange experiences duck the way of good management. In addition, they also try to seek funding from the financing of its existing microfinance institutions in the district of Mojokerto in groups.

According to one farmer who met the author, Suparmi, said, that the main obstacle in developing a business lies in the lack of capital. Necessary capital used to purchase equipment that is more modern hatcheries, home appliances, building cages, and feeding and other maintenance costs.

Although to date the business activities of the farmers in this village have been made very simple, but passionate community continues burning. Activities undertaken in rural communities is at least able to boost the economy of society, from the relatively weak rural economy slowly but surely into the village of ‘living