Handbook on community-based aquaculture for remote rural areas of Southeast Asia
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The role of freshwater aquaculture in providing means of livelihood and ensuring sustainable food supply to the people particularly in the remote rural areas of Southeast Asia has become very apparent in the situation where fishery resources from the wild are over-exploited and affected by multiple water resource use and pollution. While recognizing the need to balance socio-economic and environmental dimensions in the development of freshwater aquaculture, SEAFDEC initiated a project on the “Promotion of Sustainable Freshwater Aquaculture for Rural Communities” under the Trust Fund Program of the Government of Japan with Lao PDR as the main participating and beneficiary country. As a main activity under the project, a twoweek Joint Regional Training on Community-based Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast Asia was conducted in Lao PDR from 1 to 15 July 2007 in collaboration with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of Lao PDR, Department of Fisheries of Thailand, the Mekong River Commission-Fisheries Programme, the World Wide Fund for Nature in Lao PDR, and the Asian Institute of Technology. Adopting a Training-of-Trainers approach, the training aimed to promote rural aquaculture in support of rural development for poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihood. [Extract]
This Handbook on Community-Based Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast Asia was prepared by the Secretariat of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in collaboration with the Member Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), from the outcomes of the Joint Regional Training on Community-Based Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast Asia, which was jointly organized by SEAFDEC, the Department of Fisheries Thailand, the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of Lao PDR, the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the Asian Institute of technology (AIT), and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), from 1-15 July 2007 in Lao PDR with support from the Japanese Trust Fund. The Handbook is distributed to the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Member Countries, SEAFDEC Departments and concerned institutions.
SEAFDEC. (2008). Handbook on community-based aquaculture for remote rural areas of Southeast Asia. Bangkok, Thailand: Secretariat, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
- Chapter 1 – Joint Regional Training on Community-Based Aquaculture for Remote Rural Areas of Southeast Asia
- Chapter 2 – Community-based Aquaculture for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihood
- Chapter 3 – Freshwater Aquaculture Techniques for Rural Development
- Chapter 4 – Aquaculture-based Rural Livelihood Program Planning
- Community-based Aquaculture and Resource Management: Concepts and Approaches
- Understanding Community-based Aquaculture through Participatory Approaches
- Technology Transfer of Aquaculture Technologies: Framework and Strategies
- Business Planning and Management for Sustainable Small- Scale Rural Aquaculture Venture
- Chapter 5 – Suggested Reading