R&D for sustainable aquaculture development towards food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia
The Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) is one of the Technical Departments of SEAFDEC, a regional treaty organization established to promote fisheries development in the region. AQD’s mandates include the pursuit of research to generate aquaculture technologies; develop managerial, technical and skilled manpower for the aquaculture sector; and produce and disseminate relevant information. The programs of AQD address important constraints to aquaculture development including 1) supply of good quality seeds; 2) development of high quality feeds, evaluation and promotion of the use of alternative ingredients that can replace fish meal as a protein source, and promotion of sustainable feeding practices; 3) health management; 4) maintaining environmental integrity; 5) adaptation to climate change; and 6) ensuring that technological developments benefit all segments of the aquaculture production sector, including small-scale farmers. These are aligned with the needs and priorities of ASEAN Member States (SEAFDEC Member Countries) identified during the “Regional Technical Consultation on Sustainable Aquaculture Development for Food Security in Southeast Asia Towards 2010 and the ASEAN-SEADFEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security Towards 2020: Fish for the People” that was convened in 2010 and 2011, respectively. AQD programs cover several aquaculture commodities (fish, crustaceans, mollusks) and farming systems for both large- and small-scale aquaculture. The capacity building programs include training which could be 1) regular or specialized training courses conducted either on station or on-site that are designed for specific commodities and culture phases, in consideration of the requirements and needs of the requesting stakeholder; 2) internships; or 3) on-the-job training for students of fisheries and aquaculture programs/technical assistance designed for institutional capacity development as well as for entrepreneurs. SEAFDEC/AQD is an equal opportunity workplace. The realization of its work programs is anchored partly on the significant contribution of its female workforce in research, technology development, technology dissemination and capacity building programs for the region and beyond.
|作成者||Evelyn Grace de Jesus Ayson|
|著者キーワード||Capacity building Information dissemination Sustainable aquaculture Women in aquaculture|
|公開者||Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences|