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Doing Aquaculture As A Business For Small And Medium Scale Farmers Practical Training Manual

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 9789251099247
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Complementing Module 1 on the technical dimension of commercial aquaculture, this training module looks at the economic aspects of aquaculture development and discusses sustainability and business planning. It provides guidance for small- and medium-scale fish farmers on assessing the economic and financial viability of their fish farms, including the technicalities of cost structure and cash flow analyses.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Planning For Aquaculture Diversification The Importance Of Climate Change And Other Drivers

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 9789251097885
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings These proceedings, from a workshop convened by FAO and World Fisheries Trust (Canada), summarize diversification successes and opportunities in all major world regions, and identify general principles to guide diversification in aquaculture.The document includes an assessment of main strategies and future steps, not only in terms of purely economic costs but also in development costs, including evaluation and mitigation of environmental and social impacts and establishment of species-specific biosecurity frameworks.
Category: Technology & Engineering

A Stakeholder Approach To Managing Food

Author : Adam Lindgreen
ISBN : 9781317186540
Genre : Business & Economics
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This research anthology explores the concept of food production and supply, from farm gate to plate, bringing together contemporary thinking and research on local, national, and global issues from a stakeholder perspective. A Stakeholder Approach to Managing Food includes a number of sections to represent these challenges, opportunities, conflicts, and cohesions affecting relevant stakeholder groups within food production and supply and their reaction to, engagement with, and co-creation of the food environment. For some, local, national, and global interests may seem at odds. We are in an era of growing and pervasive multi-national corporations, and these corporations have significant influence at all levels. Rapidly growing economies such as China are a focus for the global brand, but is this a scenario of adaptation or homogenization of food? Alongside this trend toward national and global development in food, this volume presents the counter-reaction that is taking place (especially in developed countries) toward local speciality and culturally bound foods, with emphasis on the importance of the inter-connection of local communities and agri-food culture and economy. With an in-depth analysis of agricultural businesses, this book shows that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in rural communities with often renewed and engaged connection with consumers and imaginative use of new media. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with agriculture, food production and economics, cultural studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Species And System Selection For Sustainable Aquaculture

Author : PingSun Leung
ISBN : 9780470276570
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Published in Cooperation with THE UNITED STATES AQUACULTURE SOCIETY As aquaculture production continues to grow and develop there is a continuous search for new species to culture to be able to fully exploit new national and international markets. Species selection for aquaculture development often poses an enormous challenge for decision makers who must decide which species and culture technologies to support with public resources, and then how best to divide those resources. Species and System Selection for Sustainable Aquaculture brings together contributions from international experts with experience in identifying potential species and production systems for sustainable aquaculture with a socioeconomic focus. The book is divided into three sections: Principles, Practices, and Species-Specific Public Policy for Sustainable Development. An outgrowth of a workshop held as part of the Aquaculture Interchange Program with examples from around the globe carefully edited by PingSun Leung, Pat O'Bryen, and Cheng-Sheng Lee this volume will be an important reference for all researchers, professionals, economists, and policy-makers involved in selecting new species for the development of sustainable aquaculture.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Aquaculture Zoning Site Selection And Area Management Under The Ecosystem Approach To Aquaculture

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 9789251096994
Genre : Nature
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The ecosystem approach to aquaculture provides the conceptual guideline to spatial planning and management. This publication describes the three major steps in spatial planning and management, namely, zoning, site selection and design of an aquaculture management area, or AMA. The rationale for and objectives of each step, the ways (methodologies) to implement it, and the means (tools) that are available to enable a methodology are described in a stepwise fashion. Recommendations to practitioner s and policy-makers are provided. A separate policy brief accompanies this paper. The benefits from spatial planning and management are numerous and include higher productivity and returns for investors, and more effective mitigation of environmental, economic and social risks, the details of which are provided in this paper. This publication is organized in two parts. Part one is the “Guidance”; it is the main body of the document and describes the processes and steps for spatial planning, incl uding aquaculture zoning, site selection and area management. Part two of the publication includes six annexes that present key topics, including: (i) binding and non-legally binding international instruments, which set the context for sustainable national aquaculture; (ii) biosecurity zoning; (iii) aquaculture certification and zonal management; (iv) an overview of key tools and models that can be used to facilitate and inform the spatial planning process; (v) case studies from ten countries – Brazil, Chile, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Oman, the Philippines, Turkey, Uganda and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and (vi) a workshop report. The country case studies illustrate key aspects of the implementation of spatial planning and management at the national level, but mostly within local contexts.
Category: Nature

The State Of World Fisheries And Aquaculture 2014

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization
ISBN : 9251082758
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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FAO's The State of World's Fisheries and Aquaculture presents a world review of fisheries and aquaculture including trends and statistics. This year's publication presents trends in fish production, consumption and trade, as well FAO's "Blue Growth" initiative, which represents a coherent framework for the sustainable integrated and socio-economically sensitive management of oceans and wetlands. Other themes highlighted include the role of aquaculture in improving nutrition, the importance of reducing post-harvest losses in small-scale fisheries and challenges and opportunities for utilization of fisheries by-products.
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From Farmers To Fishers

Author : Barry A. Costa-Pierce
ISBN : 0821339958
Genre : Nature
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With external financial help and advice, Poland has made great strides toward sustainable growth. The country's currency is stable, its international creditworthiness has been restored, and its private sector now accounts for two-thirds of GDP. This review evaluates the overall relevance, efficacy, and efficiency of World Bank assistance to Poland and finds that the Bank's technical advice and intellectual support were pivotal in facilitating the work of Polish reformers. The book explores various stages in the evolution of the Bank's assistance to Poland: systemic and institutional transformation and social improvement; private sector and infrastructure development; implementation and supervision; and, results and recommendations. Boxes, figures, and tables illustrate the Bank's assistance strategy, including information on the distribution of Bank resources among Central Eastern and European countries, total Bank commitments to Poland by fiscal year, and a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of Bank assistance to Poland.
Category: Nature

Report Of The Expert Meeting To Identify The Needs For A Subsidiary Body On The Technical And Socio Economic Aspects Of Aquaculture In The Mediterranean

Author : General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
ISBN : 9251056552
Genre : Nature
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The meeting was organized as a result of a process, comprising an external evaluation of the Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ) and its Networks, in 2004, and the endorsement by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its thirtieth session (January 2006) of a meeting of experts to identify the needs for a GFCM subsidiary body of CAQ which would deal with the socio-economic and technical aspects of aquaculture in the Mediterranean. The experts defined the terms of reference, priorities and modus operandi of such a subsidiary body.
Category: Nature

Trade Policy Review European Communities 2009

Author : World Trade Organization
ISBN : 1598883496
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.55 MB
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The Trade Policy Review Mechanism, a permanent feature of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is designed to contribute to improving adherence by all WTO members to rules, disciplines, and commitments made under the Multilateral Trade Agreement. This volume in the series provides information on the trade policies, practices, and macroeconomic situations of the European Communities. Each Trade Policy Review is expertly prepared after in-depth analysis of an individual nation by the WTO s Trade Policy Review Board."
Category: Business & Economics