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Inclusive aquaculture: business at the bottom of the aquatic pyramid

Phillips, M. ; Rogers, W. ; Downing, W. ; Beveridge, M.C.M. ; Padiyar, P.A. ; Karim, M. ; Subasinghe, R.
 
Business at the bottom of the aquatic pyramid. An article on the opportunities for business investment in small scale aquaculture that can provide goods and services and economic benefits to the poor whilst creating social and economic good. See the story on page 44 of the FAO Aquaculture Newsletter.
 
Through a SIDA -funded project on small-scale fisheries FAO and partners have been supporting WorldFish research into small-scale aquaculture investment. Studies of projects in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia suggest significant outcomes from investment, and start to show the potential for new avenues for investment in aquaculture that have potential to deliver not only aquaculture products and profitable businesses for smallholders, but also social and economic goals. Some of the highlights are provided in this article.