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Aquatic Commons (36.861 recursos)

The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments . It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects.

Subject = Agriculture

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  1. A manual for improving fish production in Northern Zambia through integrated farming systems

    Nsonga, A.; Imelda, K.M.
    This manual was written as part of the Integrated Research in Development for Improved Livelihoods Programme in Northern Province, Zambia (IRDLP) and is primarily intended for extension agents to use with smallholder farmers engaged in semi-intensive fish farming in Northern Zambia. The IRDLP is an Irish Aid-funded project implemented by WorldFish, Harvest Plus and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). The goal of the IRDLP is to help improve the livelihoods, health status, and food and nutrition security of resource-poor households in the Mbala and Luwingu districts in Northern Zambia, especially women and vulnerable groups. This is achieved through...

  2. Learning from the lagoon: Research in development in Solomon Islands

    van der Ploeg, J.; Albert, J.; Apgar, M.; Bennett, G.; Boso, D.; Cohen, P.; Daokalia, C.; Faiau, J.; Harohau, D.; Iramo, E.; Orirana, G.; Rice, M.; Saeni, E.; Siota, F.; Sukulu, M.; Sulu, R.; Suruma, B.; Schwarz, A.M.
    A major challenge for international agricultural research is to find ways to improve the nutrition and incomes of people left behind by the Green Revolution. To better address the needs of the most marginal and vulnerable people, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) developed the research-in-development (RinD) approach. In 2012, WorldFish started to implement RinD in Solomon Islands. By building people’s capacity to analyze and address development problems, actively engaging relevant stakeholders, and linking research to these processes, RinD aims to develop an alternative approach to addressing hunger and poverty. This report describes the key principles and...

  3. Value chain transformation: Taking stock of WorldFish research on value chains and markets

    Kruijssen, F.; Audet-Belanger, G.; Choudhury, A.; Crissman, C.; Dalsgaard, J.P.T.; Dawson, C.; Dickson, M.; Genschick, S.; Islam, M.M.; Kaminski, A.; Keus, H.J.; McDougall, C.; Banda, L.E.; Muyaule, C.; Rajaratnam, S.
    The goal of WorldFish’s research on markets and value chains is to increase the benefits to resource-poor people from fisheries and aquaculture value chains by researching (1) key barriers to resource-poor men, women and other marginalized groups gaining greater benefits from participation in value chains, including barriers related to the availability, affordability and quality of nutrient-rich fish for resource-poor consumers; (2) interventions to overcome those barriers; and (3) mechanisms that are most effective for scaling up of value chain interventions. This paper aims to promote and document learning across WorldFish’s value chain research efforts in Asia and Africa. It has...

  4. Mushroom growing as a livelihood option to fishing among Lake Edward fisher communities

    Bwambale, M.; Lwandasa, H.; Odongkara, K.; Nasuuna, A.; Akumu, J.; Okura, R.; Namanya, D.
    Fisheries activities are the main source of livelihood for the communities that live at Lake Edward fish landing sites. The landing sites include: Kazinga, Katwe, Kayanja, Kishenyi Rwenshama and Katunguru and are located within Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area (QECA). In spite of being the main source of livelihood, 74% of the respondents in a 2013 survey reported that catches for the main targeted fish species namely: Bagrus docmak (Semutundu), Oreochromis niloticus (Tilapia) and Protopterus aethiopicus (Mamba) were declining due to overfishing and catching of immature fish by the rapidly increasing population. Lake Edward Frame surveys had shown that the number of fishing crafts increased from 302 in 2008...

  5. Salinity trends in Suisun Bay and the western Delta: October 1921 - September 2012

    Roy, S.; Rath, J.; Chen, L.; Ungs, M.; Guerrero, M.

  6. Modeling salinity in Suisun Bay and the western Delta using artificial neural networks

    Chen, L.; Rath, J.S.; Roy, S.B.

  7. Trends in net Delta outflow and other hydrological components in the Bay-Delta watershed

    Rath, J.S.; Roy, S.B.

  8. Generalized Delta conservative constituent modeling using artificial neural networks

    Chen, L.; Roy, S.B.

  9. A social and gender analysis of Northern Province, Zambia: Qualitative evidence that supports the use of a gender transformative approach

    Cole, S.M.; Sweeney, M.; Moyo, A.; Mwauluka, M.
    A qualitative social and gender analysis was carried out in June 2015 in Luwingu and Mbala Districts in Northern Province, Zambia. The research explored the norms and power relations at various institutional levels that constrain certain social groups from benefiting from programmatic investments aimed at improving livelihoods, health status, and food and nutrition security within the Irish Aid Local Development Programme (IALDP). This technical paper provides a summary of the research findings, lessons learned and suggests options for action the IALDP could consider to help bring about gender transformative change in the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people.

  10. Improving income and livelihood of poor farming household in Bangladesh through adoption of improved aquaculture technologies and varieties

    Nahiduzzaman, M.; Zahura, I.; Islam, M.E.; Sarker, A.K.; Miah, M.M.A.; Datta, G.C.; Basak, R.K.; Haque, A.B.M.M.; Hossain, M.M.
    Fish are an important part of Bangladeshi culture and diet. Bangladesh ranks among the top five freshwater fish producers in the world. Fish are abundant in the thousands of rivers, ponds, lakes and seasonal floodplains across the country. They are a major source of protein for people living near these water bodies. In Bangladesh, many households depend on fish farming for their livelihood. By growing fish in homestead ponds, households have a consistent supply of nutritious fish and can sell the surplus for an income. The USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) aimed to increase the...

  11. Report on Uganda Census of Agriculture vol. 1


    The Census has been undertaken by the Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Statistics Division of the Ministry of Planning and Community Development with technical assistance, in the form of experts and equipment, from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

  12. Annual Report of the East African Agricultural and Fisheries Research Council, 1961


    In June, 1961, discussions were held in London to consider the future of the East Africa High Commission Services. It was agreed that the functions of the East Africa High Commission, with the exception of Defence, should be transfered to the East African Common Services Organization, which was subsequently established on 9th December, 1961, on the achievement of independence by Tanganyika. The Common Services Organization is controlled by an Authority, consisting of the principal elected Minister in each of the East African territories, which is responsible for the overall policy and direction of the Organization. The Authority is assisted by...

  13. The potential of community fish refuges (CFRs) in rice field agro-ecosystems for improving food and nutrition security in the Tonle Sap region

    Brooks, A.; Sieu, C.
    The fisheries sector in Cambodia contributes 8%–12% to national GDP and 25% - 30% to agricultural GDP, with an estimated 4.5 million people involved in fishing and associated trades. Fish and other aquatic animals are important food sources, contributing an estimated national average of 60% - 70% of total animal protein intake. Of the 2013 total fish production, 550,000 metric tons were harvested from freshwater habitats, of which rice field fisheries and small-scale family fisheries contributed approximately 20%. The productivity and value of rice field fisheries to households in rural Cambodia has been highlighted in a number of previous studies....

  14. Futures of inland aquatic agricultural systems and implications for fish agri-food systems in southern Africa

    Puskur, R.; Park, S.; Hollows, E.; Bourgeois, R.
    The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) is collaborating with partners to develop and implement a foresight-based engagement with diverse stakeholders linked to aquatic agricultural systems. The program’s aim is to understand the implications of current drivers of change for fish agri-food systems, and consequently food and nutrition security, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Partners include the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU-NEPAD). A key part of the program was a participatory scenario-building workshop held in July 2015 under...

  15. Annual Report of the East African Agricultural and Fisheries Research Council 1956-57


    The annual report present activities carried out by the different organizations that make up the East African Agricultural & Fisheries Research Council which covers reports from the following Organisations: I. Report of the East African Agriculture and Forestry Research Organization 2. Report of the East African Fishery Research Organization 3. Report of the East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization 4. Report of the East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization and 5. Report of the East African Veterinary Research Organization The activities reported are for the period 1956-57

  16. Annual Report of the East African Agricultural and Fisheries Research Council 1955-56


    The annual report present activities carried out by the different organizations that make up the East African Agricultural & Fisheries Research Council which included: 1. Report of the East African Agriculture & Forestry Research Organization 2. Report of the East African Veterinary Research Organization 3. Report of the East African Fishery Research Organization 4. Report of the East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization and 5. Report of the East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organisation. The activities reported are for the period 1955-56.

  17. Annual Report of the East African Agricultural and Fisheries Research Council 1954-55


    The annual report present activities carried out by the different organizations that make up the East African Agricultural & Fisheries Research Council which included: 1. Report of the East African Agriculture & Forestry Research Organization 2. Report of the East African Veterinary Research Organization 3. Report of the East African Fishery Research Organization 4. Report of the East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization The activities reported are for the period 1954-55.

  18. Annual Report of the East African Agricultural and Fisheries Research Council 1958


    The annual report present activities carried out by the different organizations that make up the East African Agricultural & Fisheries Research Council which covers reports from the following Organisations: I. Report of the East African Agriculture and Forestry Research Organization 2. Report of the East African Fishery Research Organization 3. Report of the East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization 4. Report of the East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization 5. Report of the East African Veterinary Research Organization The activities reported are for the period 1958

  19. Aquaculture technologies in Bangladesh: an assessment of technical and economic performance and producer behavior

    Jahan, K.M.; Belton, B.; Ali, H.; Dhar, G.C.; Ara, I.
    This study evaluates the performance of a wide range of aquaculture systems in Bangladesh. It is by far the largest of its kind attempted to date. The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the most important production systems, rather than to provide a nationally representative overview of the entire aquaculture sector of Bangladesh. As such, the study yields a huge amount of new information on production technologies that have never been thoroughly researched before. The study reveals an extremely diverse array of specialized, dynamic and rapidly evolving production technologies, adapted to a variety of market niches and...

  20. Social and gender analysis report: Barotse Floodplain, Western Province,Zambia

    Rajaratnam, S.; Cole, S.M.; Fox, K.M.; Dierksmeier, B.; Puskur, R.; Zulu, F.; Teoh, S.J.; Situmo, J.
    There is increasing awareness that integrating gender into development frameworks is critical for effective implementation of development strategies. In working to alleviate rural poverty, the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) recognizes that “business as usual” gender integration approaches will not deliver lasting and widespread improvements in agricultural productivity, poverty reduction and food security. In response, AAS operationalized a gender transformative approach. The approach is informed by conceptual frameworks that explicitly recognize the potent influence of social relations on creating and perpetuating gender inequalities. In this way, AAS aims to address the underlying causes of rural poverty and...

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