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Assured supply of quality seed is key to sustainable intensification of tilapia production in Timor-Leste. Enhanced availability of and improved access to seed hinge upon the establishment of a network of government and private hatcheries and nurseries for widespread distribution to farmers.
A presentation given at The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) held the 4th Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health from 2 to 4 April 2019, in Santiago, Chile. Tilapia is very important for food and nutrition security, livelihoods and income for rural households in Asia and Africa. Importance attached to biosecurity and health management must be at the same level as for shrimps and salmon.
Irrigation systems and their reservoirs are complex, dynamic socio-ecological systems. With the right management, crop and fish production can both be increased, with the benefits shared equitably among nearby communities. A forthcoming guide will detail how to realize these outcomes by better integrating fisheries into irrigation systems at all scales.