Rural Aquaculture

Author: Peter Edwards,David Little,Harvey Demaine

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851995656

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 4322

Aquaculture for both finfish and shellfish is expanding rapidly throughout the world. It is regarded as having the potential to provide a valuable source of protein in less developed countries and to be integrated into the farming systems and livelihoods of the rural poor. This book addresses key issues in aquaculture and rural development, with case studies drawn from several countries in South and South-East Asia. Papers included cover topics ranging from production and technical issues (such as pond culture and rice field fisheries) to social aspects and research and development methodology. The book has been developed from a meeting of the Asian Fisheries Society. It is aimed at all concerned with aquaculture and rural development.
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An Evaluation of Small-scale Freshwater Rural Aquaculture Development for Poverty Reduction

Author: Asian Development Bank. Operations Evaluation Department

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9715615503

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 164

View: 9255

This report looks at small-scale aquaculture from the viewpoint of poverty reduction. What are the main factors that enable fish farming to generate livelihoods and reduce poverty? Based on case studies, the first part of the report highlights the importance of access to capital assets--human, social, natural, physical, and financial--and to a range of transforming processes, such as markets, institutions, facilities, infrastructure, and services.
Posted in Aquaculture

Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts in Rural Aquaculture

Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 October 1999

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251043967

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 22

View: 5569

Posted in Aquaculture

Papers Presented at the FAO/NACA Consultation on Aquaculture for Sustainable Rural Development

Chiang Rai, Thailand, 29-31 March 1999

Author: Matthias Halwart,Dilip Kumar,Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251054505

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

View: 7601

This document contains the papers presented at the Consultation on Aquaculture for Sustainable Rural Development which was organized jointly by FAO and NACA and held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from March 29-31,1999 in order to develop the detailed structure of a regional program on aquaculture for sustainable rural development and to propose a strategy for its implementation. The consultation took an overview of the relevant information emerging from the presentations of country reports; lessons learned by specific projects; experiences of regional and international organizations and donor agencies; and findings of expert reviews. More sharply focused examination of critical issues and discussions on specific components of the draft program concept were followed through parallel working group discussions. The outputs of the working groups were further discussed during the concluding plenary. Finally, a detailed Program Framework on Aquaculture for Sustainable Rural Livelihood Development was conceived through consensus to serve as guiding principles for the formation of the program.--Publisher's description.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Assessment of Freshwater Fish Seed Resources for Sustainable Aquaculture

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251058954

Category: Nature

Page: 628

View: 7498

Four of the most important resources to aquaculture, outside human and technological resources, are land, water, seed and feed. Efficient use of these resources are necessary to guarantee optimum production from aquaculture. A project Study and Analysis of Seed Production in Small-scale Rural Aquaculture was implemented through a desk study and expert workshop (held in Wuxi, China from 23-26 March 2006) to assess the status of freshwater fish seed resources and supply and its contribution to sustainable aquatic production. This publication is presented in two parts. Part 1 contains the proceedings and major recommendations of the expert workshop which tackled three major themes: (a) seed quality, genetics, technology and certification; (b) seed networking, distribution, entrepreneurship and certification and (c) how rural fish farmers can benefit from the freshwater aquaseed sector. Part 2 contains the detailed outcomes of the desk study consisting of three regional syntheses (Africa, Asia and Latin America) based on 21 country case studies, five thematic reviews (quality, genetics and breeding, seed networks and entrepreneurship, seed supply in rural aquaculture, farmer innovations and women involvement) and three invited papers (self-recruiting species, decentralized seed networking in Bangladesh and establishment of national broodstock centres in Viet Nam).
Posted in Nature

Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts in Rural Aquaculture

Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 October 1999

Author: Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission. Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts in Rural Aquaculture,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789251043967

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 22

View: 7393

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Tilapia Culture

Author: Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayed

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851990142

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 277

View: 5011

Tilapia are sometimes known as "aquatic chicken" due to their high growth rates, adaptability to a wide range of environmental conditions, and ability to grow and reproduce in captivity and feed on low trophic levels. As a result, these fishes ahave become excellent candidates for aquaculture, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Indeed, tilapia culture has been expanding rapidly, and is now practiced in more than one hundred countries worldwide. There is a large and growing literature on tilapia in specialist journals, but there have been few attempts to synthesize this by a single author. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature, by despcribing in detail the principles and practice of tilapia culture.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Coastal Aquaculture in India

Poverty, Environment and Rural Livelihood

Author: Mark Flaherty

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180695896

Category: Fisheries

Page: 296

View: 534

With reference to Orissa, India.
Posted in Fisheries

Primary Aquatic Animal Health Care in Rural, Small-scale, Aquaculture Development

Author: James Richard Arthur

Publisher: FAO

ISBN: 9789251047644

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 1340

This document is the technical proceedings of a regional workshop held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 27-30 September 1999. The workshop examined the impact of aquatic animal health risks associated with rural, small-scale aquaculture and enhanced fisheries and their impact on rural livelihoods. Appropriate management interventions are needed. Quantitative socio-economic data in this field is inadequate, but the consensus was that aquatic animal health problems are a risk to the livelihoods of people involved in small-scale aquaculture and enhanced fisheries in Asia.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Promotion of Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policy framework

Author: Neil B. Ridler,Nathanaël Hishamunda

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251045671

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 67

View: 1587

This document examines policies that encourage sustainable commercial aquaculture in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Commercial aquaculture - the rearing of aquatic organisms with the goal of maximizing profit - can contribute to food security and alleviation of hunger, directly by producing food fish and indirectly by generating income for the purchase of food, government revenues, improving a country's balance of trade as an export or as an import substitute, stimulating technological advances and bolstering the development of isolated regions. In addition, since it depends on private rather than public funds and is likely to use resources adequately, it is sustainable. However, some forms of commercial aquaculture can cause environmental damage and social conflicts. Stabilization or decline of the capture fisheries, the growing shortage of fish for domestic markets, export opportunities, suitable land and water and cheap labour offer prospects for commercial aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Limited access to credit, shortages and high cost of feed, lack of good quality seed and a low flow of capital investment hamper its development. Good governance, openness to trade, macro-economic growth policies, emphasis on private investment as a source of wealth, land security, tax exemptions and holidays, loan guarantees, debt-equity swaps, promotion of large farms, producer associations, strategic planning and transparent regulatory procedures can stimulate the development of the sector.
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Report of the Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium

Bangkok, Thailand, 20-25 February 2000

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251047088

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 97

View: 2510

The Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium was held for the purpose of developing a strategy for aquaculture development in the next 20 years. It was a sequel to the Kyoto Conference on Aquaculture, which was organized by FAO in May-June 1976. This report of the Bangkok Conference on Aquaculture, the second publication arising from the Millennium Conference, includes the detailed recommendations of the 14 thematic conference sessions. The third publication will be the technical proceedings of the Bangkok Conference (available from NACA - see http: //www.enaca.org/).
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Measuring the Contribution of Small-scale Aquaculture

An Assessment

Author: Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso,Mark Prein

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

View: 8255

The FAO Expert Workshop on Methods and Indicators for Evaluating the Contribution of Small-scale Aquaculture to Sustainable Rural Development held in Nha Trang, Viet Nam, from 24 to 28 November 2009, attempted to develop an indicator system to measure the contribution of SSA. The workshop used a number of processes and steps in the developing the indicator system, including: (i) understanding the subject of measurements; (ii) identifying an analytical framework and ratting criteria (iii) developing a list of SSA contributions; (iv) categorising the contributions; (v) devising and organising the indicators of contribution; and (vi) measuring the indicators. The major outcome was the development, through an iterative process, of an indicator system which can provide a good measure of the contribution of SSA based on agreed criteria (accuracy, measurability and efficiency) and the sustainable livelihood approach analytical framework which consists of five capital assets (human, financial, physical, social and natural) and can be used for various livelihoods options.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Rapid Rural Appraisal, Participatory Rural Appraisal and Aquaculture

By Philip Townsley

Author: Philip Townsley,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251038710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 109

View: 9781

Posted in Business & Economics

FAO Aquaculture Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aquaculture

Page: N.A

View: 3494

Posted in Aquaculture

Aquaculture Research and Development in Rural Africa

Summary Report on the ICLARM-GTZ/Mala?i Fisheries Department/University of Mala?i Conference, Zomba, Mala?i, 2-6 April 1990

Author: Barry A. Costa-Pierce

Publisher: WorldFish

ISBN: 9711022907

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 52

View: 9724

Posted in Aquaculture

Report of the Expert Consultation on Small-Scale Rural Aguaculture

Rome, Italy, 28-31 May 1996

Author: Manuel Martínez Espinosa

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

ISBN: 9789251039298

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 182

View: 4378

The objective of the Consultation was to provide FAO and its members with information and advice on the role of small-scale aquaculture in rural development. To this end, participants were asked to analyze and reflect on four keynote papers prepared by selected participants. In addition, four information papers were presented and discussed. This document presents a summary of discussions and principal conclusions reached, followed by abstracts and full versions of the overview and thematic papers plus the abstracts of the information papers.
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