Community-based technology transfer in rural aquaculture: The case of mudcrab Scylla serrata nursery in ponds in northern Samar, central Philippines
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Finding aquaculture development approaches to open up livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and in mainstreaming smallholder fish farmers to reduce poverty remain a challenge. This paper examines the community-based technology transfer mechanism of mudcrab nursery in ponds and its socioeconomic impacts on smallholder mudcrab growers in Northern Samar, Philippines. Results indicated that the technology is a viable enterprise done by a straight culture system method, which is the rearing of crablets from <1.0 to 4.0 cm for 42 days, or by-phases. However, technology adoption hinges on many factors like area ownership, farm distance from household, and market including the type of strategy needed to enhance technology uptake. Collaboration among research and development institutions and local partners is critical in training and empowering rural communities to adopt aquaculture technologies.
Baticados, D. B., Agbayani, R. F., & Quinitio, E. T. (2014). Community-based technology transfer in rural aquaculture: The case of mudcrab Scylla serrata nursery in ponds in northern Samar, central Philippines.
AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 43(8), 1047-1058. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-014-0528-5
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