To cluster or not to cluster farmers? Influences on network interactions, risk perceptions, and adoption of aquaculture practices

Over the course of just a few years, shrimp farming has become a major aquaculture production system in coastal areas of several developing countries across the globe. However, farmers are facing a variety of risks related to disease, market, and climate, which influence risk management strategies and adoption of new technologies. This paper looks at three practices related to pond management: (1) water quality management to ensure a good environment for shrimp growth; (2) adequate feed input; and (3) disease control practices in order to mitigate the risk of disease outbreak in the pond.


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Joffre, O.M., Poortvliet, P.M., Klerkx, L. (2019)
Agricultural Systems, 173: 151-160
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