Gendered monitoring report: shrimp quality support project 2, implemented by WorldFish Center, supported by USAID

The Shrimp Quality Support Project 2 has started in December 2006 and completed in September 2007. A baseline survey has been conducted to find out the situation existed for the shrimp farmers at bench mark and at the end of intervention: a monitoring survey was conducted to observe the progress and impact made by the project. Different reports were generated on the findings of the surveys.

Resource allocation efficiency of the prawn-carp farmers of Bangladesh

This paper evaluates resource allocation efficiency of prawn-carp polyculture systems by making use of the data of 105 farmers of Bangladesh. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was employed to estimate the efficiency. Mean technical efficiency (TE), allocative efficiency (AE) and cost efficiency (CE) were 85%, 58%, and 49%, respectively. Fifty percent of prawn-carp farmers displayed full TE whereas only 9%were cost efficient. Actual input application largely deviated from the technical and cost-efficient levels.

Aquaculture technology adoption in Kapasia thana, Bangladesh: some preliminary results from farm record-keeping data.

A report on the adoption by target farmers of three aquaculture technologies in Kapasia Thana, Bangladesh. Preliminary results indicate that there were significant changes in fish production and resource use by farmer-cooperators from their previous practices.

Integrated resources management, integrated agriculture-aquaculture and the African farmer.

Despite the expenditure of huge amounts of money and human effort, the Green Revolution has largely failed to benefit the vast majority of the rural poor in Africa: those smallholding farmers who sell little, if any, of what they grow and rely almost entirely upon natural soil fertility, rainfall and traditional broodstock and seed varieties. New approaches on food production and income generation in the rural areas must be found if this sector of agricultural community is to be assisted.

Development of sustainable aquaculture project: work plans for FY 2004

The Development of Sustainable Aquaculture Project (DSAP) was authorized and funded by USAID on 28 June 2000. This technical progress report covers activities for the three months of the project, 1 Jan 2004 through 31 March 2004. The main thrust of the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture Project is to sponsor on-farm aquaculture production demonstrations implemented through co-operating NGO partners. These demonstrations are expected to show farmers and their neighbors the profitability of managed aquaculture systems as small business enterprises.

Development of sustainable aquaculture project: work plans for the year 2002

The Development of Sustainable Aquaculture Project funded by USAID became operational since 1 October 2000 and will run through 31 July 2005. The overall goal of the project is to improve household incomes and livelihoods of resource limited people who take advantage from appropriate aquaculture technologies and to bring to market increased aquaculture products to offset a declining fish supply.

Factors influencing fish farm productivity in Egypt (a case study of Behera Province)

This paper describes the factors influencing fish farming productivity in Behera, Egypt. Sample survey of 15 farmers representing the fish farming community in the area was used. The study was conducted from May 2004 to July 2005 covering one production season. The study results revealed that the average age of fish operators was 43 years, majority are married (62.5%), medium and fair level of education (80%) and majority with rented land ownership (86.7%).

Participatory research boosts catfish egg, fry production in Cameroon

The omnivorous African sharptooth catfish is a valuable species suitable for culture by smallholder farmers in Cameroon. A five-year research project that brought farmers together with research interests established simple, but effective approaches to increasing catfish fingerling production through improved egg handling, antipredation measures, and higher-density stocking options.

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