The sixteen papers in this volume were largely based on the data from a survey of more than 5,000 shrimp and close to 6,000 carp farms in sixteen countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. This survey was conducted under the ADB/NACA regional study and workshop on aquaculture sustainability and the environment (RETA 5534). The contents of the volume are as follows:
Part I: Shrimp
Overview of the world shrimp industry. Bith-Hong Ling, PingSun Leung and Yung C. Shang.
Comparing Asian shrimp farming: The domestic resource cost (DRC) approach. Bith-Hong Ling, PingSun Leung and Yung C. Shang.
Comparative economics of shrimp farming in Asia. Yung C. Shang, PingSun Leung and Bith-Hong Ling
Intercountry productivity comparisons of black tiger shrimp culture in Asia. PingSun Leung and Lokugam H.P. Gunaratne
Asian black tiger shrimp industry: A meta-production frontier analysis. Lokugam H.P. Gunaratne and PingSun Leung
Productivity analysis of Malaysian cultured shrimp industry. Lokugam H.P. Gunaratne and PingSun Leung
Export performance of major cultured shrimp producers in the Japanese and US markets. Bith-Hong Ling, PingSun Leung and Yung C. Shang
Behaviour of price transmissions in vertically coordinated markets: The case of frozen black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Bith-Hong Ling, PingSun Leung and Yung C. Shang
A logistic regression of risk factors for disease occurrence on Asian shrimp farms. PingSun Leung, Liem T. Tran and Arlo W. Fast
Predicting shrimp disease occurrence: Artificial neural networks vs logistic regression. PingSun Leung and Liem T. Tran
Part II: Carp
Technical efficiency of carp pond culture in South Asia: An application of a stochastic meta-production frontier model. Khem R. Sharma and PingSun Leung
Technical efficiency of carp production in Nepal: An application of stochastic frontier production function approach. Khem R. Sharma and PingSun Leung
Technical efficiency of carp production in Pakistan. Khem R. Sharma
Technical efficiency of carp production in India: A stochastic frontier production function analysis. Khem R. Sharma and PingSun Leung
Technical efficiency of carp pond culture in Peninsula Malaysia: An application of stochastic production frontier and technical inefficiency model. Mitsuo Iinuma, Khem R. Sharma and PingSun Leung
Economic efficiency and optimum stocking densities in fish polyculture: An application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to Chinese fish farms. Khem R. Sharma, PingSun Leung, Hailiang Chen and Aaron Peterson
NACA publishes technical papers and manuals for a wide variety of farming systems and related environmental and social issues. Many of these provide guidance on better management practices with a view to improving crop outcomes and on-farm resource utilisation efficiency. By using inputs such as feed and power more efficiently, farmers can simultaneously improve their profitability and environmental performance.