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An Evaluation of Small-Scale Freshwater Rural Aquaculture Development for Poverty Reduction

An Evaluation of Small-Scale Freshwater Rural Aquaculture Development for Poverty Reduction
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). April 2005
  • This report looks at small-scale freshwater rural aquaculture from the viewpoint of poverty reduction: - What are the main factors that enable fish farming to generate livelihoods and reduce poverty? - What steps can be taken to overcome constraints and optimize these factors? Based on case studies, the first part of the report highlights the importance of access to capital assets-human, social, natural, physical and financial- and to a range of transforming processes, such as markets, institutions, facilities, infrastructure, and services. The roles of the legal framework and development policies, resource management, biosafety, and aquatic health are also discussed. The case studies in the second part of the report concern three countries in which the sector is of vital importance-Bangladesh, Philippines, and Thailand. These studies probed various aspects of freshwater aquaculture in different and diverse settings. Together, the case studies provide a representative selection of freshwater aquaculture practices and the factors that influence production and profitability. The individual studies provide many lessons that are useful for researchers and development practitioners working toward poverty reduction in developing countries of Asia.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand, Batangas, Central Luzon, Chandpur, Kishoreganj
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Poverty, Poverty reduction
  • Main target audience: Development agencies, Project planners
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  • Type of resource: Case studies, Good practices, Lessons learned, Recommendations
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Published in 2015