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.
To cluster or not to cluster farmers? Influences on network interactions, risk perceptions, and adoption of aquaculture practices
Joffre, O.M., Poortvliet, P.M., Klerkx, L. (2019)
Agricultural Systems, 173: 151-160