Development of small-scale aquaculture has dominated development discourse because of its potential to fight malnutrition and poverty, to ensure food security and enhance the socio-economic condition of people living at the bottom of the pyramid.
Aquaculture has contributed to strengthening livelihoods and food security in southeast Asian countries, contributing to the livelihood of the poor farmers through improved food supply, income and employment. Effective extension services have contributed to increased aquaculture production and have the potential to contribute to the economic development of rural
This article documents milestones in the development of inland aquaculture in India and key drivers of future development including promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship, aquaculture field schools, Aqua One Centre, promotion of farmer producer organisations and harnessing the potential of women.
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