This issues brief proposes an agenda for markets and trade research that supports pro-poor development of aquaculture. It summarises key trends and issues relating to global aquaculture development and identifies critical markets and trade dimensions. Coinciding with renewed interest and change in global agricultural research, this brief is targeted to aquaculture development practitioners and researchers. It aims to provoke discussion on the key areas of markets-related analysis needed to ensure that aquaculture research delivers the strongest poverty reduction and food security outcomes.
This monograph is a result of a 3-year project to produce a decision-support toolkit with supporting databases and case studies to help researchers, planners and extension agents working on freshwater pond aquaculture. The purpose of the work was to provide tools and information to help practitioners identify places and conditions where pond aquaculture can benefit the poor, both as producers and as consumers of fish. This monograph is the case study for Malawi.
Although fair distribution of incomes within marketing channels and systems receives increasing attention in companies' corporate social responsibility policies, the marketing literature offers few insights that may be helpful to initiate projects that improve incomes of primary producers in mainstream marketing channels. This article deals with the question of how projects that aim at increasing primary producers' incomes can be initiated in mainstream marketing channels: Who is the channel member that is best suited to take initiative, and why should it be this partner?
This research project was designed to determine the distribution of total catch and revenues among major gear types, so that informed decisions regarding possible gear regulations could be made by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the municipalities which have responsibility for enforcing fishery regulations in San Miguel Bay and other fishing grounds of the country. The various papers in this report analyze the economic aspectsof fisheries production and marketing in San Miguel Bay.
Cameroon has a good climate and adequate water, land and fish biodiversity to support aquaculture development. However, lack of market access, e.g. poor roads and high vehicle operation costs, seriously constrains purchase of inputs and sale of outputs, rendering many fish farms unprofitable. A Department for International Development (DFID; UK)-funded participatory action research project, implemented by WorldFish Center and partners, undertook to understand market constraints among small-scale commercial fish farmers in central Cameroon.
A year long survey was conducted in three fish markets of Mymensingh - a rural market (Sutiakhali market), a peri-urban market (KR market, BAU) and an urban market (Notun Bazar market, Mymensingh town) to study the qualitative and quantitative species-wise information of the supply and marketing pattern of small indigenous species of fish (SIS) and to evaluate the socioeconomic status of the people related to SIS marketing.The specific objectives of the studies are 1)To identify species-wise qualitative and quantitative availability of SIS in three fish markets of Mymensingh; 2) To identify
Cambodia is the single most important supplier of fresh water fish to its neighboring countries in Asia, and to a limited extent in Australia, and USA. Over the past few years, fish exports from the country have been diversified to include freshwater fish, processed fish, other aquatic animals such as crocodiles and snakes along with marine fish. Despite the growing importance of fish trade in Cambodia, very little information is available on the fish marketing status, and on challenges and opportunities.
Using a state-of-the art computer model of global supply and demand for food and feed commodities, this book projects the likely changes in the fisheries sector over the next two decades. As prices for most food commodities fall, fish prices are expected to rise, reflecting demand for fish that outpaces the ability of the world to supply it. The model shows that developing countries will consume and produce a much greater share of the world's fish in the future, and trade in fisheries commodities will also increase.
This paper discusses fish consumption and preference patterns for fish species by income groups, and by urban/rural divide in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The analysis is based on primary data collected by the WorldFish Center and its partner institutes by means of a survey of 5,931 households in the selected countries. The FAO database and other published materials were also used to analyze trends in fish consumption. Freshwater fish species constitute a major share in total per capita fish consumption in most of these countries.
A survey of 41 catfish farms was undertaken to ascertain why production has been falling since 1974. The major factors influencing production were found, and guidelines for increased profitability provided.