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Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?
August 1, 2019Research project
Aquaculture improvement projects: the private sector’s tool to address risks beyond the farm?

Aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) have emerged as a novel form of market-based sustainability governance. Mariska Bottema, a researcher in the Global Challenges Programme (GCP) project SUPERSEAS, recently published a paper in Aquaculture that identifies some key challenges that private actors leading AIPs face when trying to address aquaculture risks that reach beyond the farm. »

GCP-2 factsheet final findings: ALEGAMS Vietnam
July 30, 2019Research project
GCP-2 factsheet final findings: ALEGAMS Vietnam

GCP-2 project “Serious games for sustainable shrimp farming in Vietnam (ALEGAMS)” shows that playing the game gave farmers better understanding of the impact of their decisions linked to risks&opportunities of various farming systems. The ALEGAMS project has now published a factsheet with their final research findings. »

ACED raises funding from the Hewlett Foundation to build on ARF project
June 27, 2019Research project
ACED raises funding from the Hewlett Foundation to build on ARF project

ACED Benin has received funding from the Hewlett Foundation to improve and embed evidence use in the food security sector in Benin. This new partnership builds on the findings of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) project “Improving resilience of inland fisher communities in Benin”. »

ARF-2 factsheet: Inland fisheries Benin
June 12, 2019Research project
ARF-2 factsheet: Inland fisheries Benin

The ARF project “Improving resilience of inland fisher communities in Benin” developed a road map creating productive stakeholder engagement to balance interests of fisher community against quality & sustainability of inland waters. Please download the factsheet with final findings of this Applied Research Fund Call 2 project. »

Innovation for Seafood Sustainability and Nutrient Security in Southeast Asia
May 13, 2019Research project
Innovation for Seafood Sustainability and Nutrient Security in Southeast Asia

During a special session on Sustainable Sea-Food Security last April at the 12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, partners of four NWO-WOTRO funded GCP projects and one ARF project discussed with stakeholders of the fisheries and aquaculture sector from policy and practice. The session had three goals: (1) Knowledge exchange between the NWO-WOTRO funded projects working on the seafood value chain, (2) Exchange with stakeholders of the sector who are not related to the project, (3) identification of constraints to inclusion of small farmers and fishers in development. »

Reducing the need for feed
January 29, 2019Research project
Reducing the need for feed

A novel aquaculture feeding concept is exploiting the pond ecosystem to encourage farmed fish and shrimp to ingest naturally occurring food alongside feed – a system that has the potential to reduce both production costs and environmental impacts. The trials for this nutritious-pond concept are part of the GCP project “Nutritious-system pond farming in Vietnam”.  »