In consultation with our stakeholders, ICLARM has adopted an aquatic resource system approach— used for the first time in the earlier Plan—and examined eight different aquatic resource systems, the special resource issues of small island developing states, and the major issues and benefits of each aquatic resource system for the poor in developing countries. These resource systems have been selected largely to respond to the needs in the tropical regions of the world.
A summary report on the ICLARM-GTZ/Malawi Fisheries Department/University of Malawi International Conference in Zomba, Malawi, on 2-6 April 1990. Contains abstracts of the papers, which attempt to identify the reasons why the progress of aquaculture in Africa has been slow. With Malawi as a case study, fresh approaches to aquaculture development are presented.
The Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships for the Delivery of Tilapia Genetic Research Outputs to Philippine End-users was held in Angeles City, Philippines during 25-27 June 2003 to review and improve the protocol of public- private partnerships in disseminating tilapia genetic research outputs to end-users and formulate recommendations with implications on policy. Thirty-seven participants representing various stakeholder groups participated in the workshop.
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) provided technical assistance in aquaculture research since 1989 to Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and the NARS institutions, mainly Fisheries Research Institute (FRI), under Agricultural Research Project-II (Supplement) funded by USAID. Technical assistance included research planning, implementation of on-station and on-farm research, development of inter institutional linkages especially with NGOs and manpower development.
China is a large and rapidly developing country. Fisheries and aquaculture have been prominent sectors in the contribution to GDP and the provision of food security, export revenue, and livelihoods for the poor. The rapid development has come at some cost to the environment and the sustainability of natural resources. Levels of marine fisheries catches are stagnant. Some of the rivers and major lakes are polluted and the restoration of the productivity of these lakes is of key concern.
A simple plan is outlined to assist in the design of water quality research and monitoring programmes at aquacultureresearch stations. Before monitoring any programme, a decision on the goals of the aquaculture research to be performed is crucial to planning; the plan follows two major pathways--fish yield parameters-water quality checkingprogramme; and, water quality parameters/water quality research programme.
The commercial aquaculture feed industry in Egypt is growing at a rapid rate. As a result, the number of fish feed mills has increased from just 5 mills producing about 20,000 t per year in 1999, to over 60 mills with a current production estimate of 800,000–1,000,000 t/year. The performance of the aquafeed industry in Egypt is not well understood, as the value chain structure has not yet been mapped.
The CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework sets out four system level outcomes (SLOs), namely: reducing rural poverty, improving food security, improving nutrition and health and sustainable management of natural resources. In pursuit of these objectives the CGIAR has developed a set of sixteen CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), each of which is expected to make specific contributions to a range of intermediate development outcomes (IDOs) linked to the SLOs.
While an overwhelming majority of sub-Saharan African countries exhibit serious weaknesses in statistics pertaining to crop and livestock sectors, the deficiencies in terms of nationallyrepresentative data on the fishery sector are even more acute. The very little data available on the sector are essentially derived from case studies of selected fisheries, and the limited nationally representative data available are generally derived from a few questions included in the livestock section of household surveys.