Scaling out enhanced floodplain productivity by poor communities: aquaculture and fisheries in Bangladesh and eastern India

Rearing fish in seasonal floodplains raises productivity but can adversely affect the poor and the biodiversity of important natural fisheries. Equitable community institutions enable poor rural households to cooperate with landowners and adopt innovative technologies to optimize seasonal floodplain productivity by cultivating fish and/or by conserving natural fish.

Role of tilapia (Oreochromis andersonii) in integrated farming systems in Zambia.

The old system of cultivating several species of tilapia together in the same pond has been changed to monospecies culture. Oreochromis andersonii has been shown to yield good growth and production rates. A broodstock (Kafue strain) of the species was introduced into the Chilanga Fish Farm and separate ponds for the production of fry, fingerlings and market-size fish have been maintained. Integrated fish farming using fish-cum-pig and fish-cum-duck combinations has given very good production results.

Rice-freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farms in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Aquaculture in riceland has been practiced in Mekong Delta, Vietnam for a long time and integrated rice-freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming has become more and more popular. The integrated farming systems developed and practiced by farmers in the area to produce more food and more cash crops are presented and discussed.

Review of aquaculture and fish consumption in Bangladesh

Fish play a crucial role in the Bangladeshi diet, providing more than 60% of animal source food, representing a crucial source of micro-nutrients, and possessing an extremely strong cultural attachment. Fish (including shrimp and prawn) is the second most valuable agricultural crop, and its production contributes to the livelihoods and employment of millions. The culture and consumption of fish therefore has important implications for national food and nutrition security, poverty and growth.

Report of the first policy advisory group meeting of the regional programme "Fisheries and HIV/AIDS: Investing in sustaining solution"

The WorldFish Center and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are currently implementing a Regional Programme entitled Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Investing in Sustainable Solutions, to strengthen the capacity in the region to develop sustainable solutions to enhance the contributions of fish and fisheries to economic and human development. In particular, the programme is building a strategic response to HIV/AIDS in the fisheries sector that will generate benefits for vulnerable groups in wider society.

Public private partnership in small-scale aquaculture and fisheries

This policy brief explores the question “which aspects of past public private partnerships (PPPs) in aquaculture and fisheries were useful, effective and replicable?”. We ask what general principles should lie behind new PPPs that are set up to promote sustainable human development through aquaculture and fisheries, and we address the key governance role of the public sector in developing countries in facilitating their effective application.

Profiles of project activities by technical partners under the regional programme "Fisheries and HIV/AIDS: Investing in sustainable solution". Compilation document prepared for the first policy advisory group meeting, 24-26 Mar 2009,...

The WorldFish Center and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are currently implementing a Regional Programme entitled Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa: Investing in Sustainable Solutions, to strengthen the capacity in the region to develop sustainable solutions to enhance the contributions of fish and fisheries to economic and human development. In particular, the programme is building a strategic response to HIV/AIDS in the fisheries sector that will generate benefits for vulnerable groups in wider society.

Production parameters and economics of small-scale tilapia cage aquaculture in the Volta Lake, Ghana

To calculate the potential for cage aquaculture to create economic opportunities for small-scale investors on the Volta Lake, Ghana, a local NGO with technical support from the Government of Ghana ran two trials (one of four and one of six units) of small-scale cage aquaculture in the town of Dzemeni. Cages were built locally from available materials at a cost of approximately US$1000 per 48 m3 cage.

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