In the ‘low income, food deficit’ countries of India, Bangladesh and Malawi, aquaculture is a key source of food and income for resource-poor people in rural and urban areas. Yet growth of the small-scale aquaculture sector is limited by fish disease. This project brings together farmers, aquatic health professionals, researchers and national authorities to combat this problem, by developing and applying modern molecular methods for use as early warning tools. Key activities include developing simple but accurate tools for farmers to predict disease events on their farm and training farmers in better managing their pond health.
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