Transforming aquaculture in Cambodia through introduction of improved tilapia

Aquaculture production in Cambodia has grown by an average 20% per year over the past decade according to official statistics, increasing from less than 50,000 metric tons in 2008 to 207,443 metric tons in 2017. The National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture Development in Cambodia (NSPAD) (2016 to 2030) outlines key priorities and future investment requirements in aquaculture. However, knowledge about the current status of the sector is lacking.

Gendered ownership of aquaculture resources: Insights from two villages in Bangladesh

Ownership rights are crucial for increasing women’s decision-making power and empowerment outcomes, which in turn will impact household efficiency in agricultural productivity. In Bangladesh, however, there remains a large gendered gap in asset ownership. Unless we use a gendered lens to understand and address this gap, women’s ability to access, use and benefit from innovations that can enhance productivity and income to cope with shocks and fight poverty will remain a struggle.

Fish supply and demand for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa: An analysis of the Zambian fish sector

The demand for fish in Sub-Saharan Africa, as driven by the trend of diet-shift to fish, economic and demographic growth, outstrips supply. The resulting fish deficit is drawing attention of policy makers as it poses threats to economic stability as well as food security in the region. In this paper, a multi-species, multi-sector equilibrium model is developed and applied to Zambia as a case study to provide a tool for policy makers to examine the interaction between fish supply and demand.

Investment in aquaculture essential to meet Africa’s food demand

Investment in Africa’s aquaculture sector could see production increase six-fold from 2.9 million metric tons to 19 million metric tons a year. Conversely, without science-based solutions, aquaculture production will stagnate and annual per capita fish consumption, which is already the lowest in the world, could drop from 10 kg to 7 kg.

This is according to figures presented by WorldFish Director Gareth Johnstone at this year’s edition of AquaVision.

Aquaculture technologies and best management practices training program

The aquaculture technologies and best management practices training is a two-week course for any professional working in fish farm management, aquaculture research, teaching or extension in Africa and beyond. The course is highly interactive. You will engage in discussions, work on individual and group assignments and participate in hands-on activities in the lab and during field visits to a private hatchery and fish farm. You will also have the opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of your peers.

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