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Wageningen UR CDI Course: Responsible Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Economic Progress

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Responsible Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Economic Progress (4 Nov – 22 Nov 2019)

Deadline: 19 March 2019

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its short term course on “Responsible Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Economic Progress”. The course duration is from 4 November 2019 -22 November 2019 in the Netherlands.

 

In many other regions however aquaculture development has been slow and problematic due a lack of tradition with aquaculture; insufficient availability of inputs (feeds, fingerlings, credit); lack of trained personnel; unsuitable and unsupportive legal framework and other factors.

The formulation of policies, strategies and action plans for aquaculture development require the involvement of all stakeholders, taking the ecosystem where development is taking place (or planned) as a basis. At farm level best management practices should be applied and environmentally responsible methods and techniques can be used to reduce negative impacts and ensure the long-term sustainability.

Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will:
    • train policy makers, researchers, teachers, extension officers, farm managers and private sector representatives in making strategic sector management plans in line with the FAO ecosystem approach to aquaculture;
    • orient them about the possibilities and design principles of more intensive aquaculture techniques such as recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS);
    • make them familiar with better management practices and certification standards that are growing in importance on the western food market.
  • The course will be organised in cooperation with Wageningen University and private companies.

How to Apply

Applications can be accessed online through the website. Applicants must first have to create an account on the website and register themselves for the course.

For more information, please visit Responsible Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Economic Progress.

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