National Workshop on Scaling up of Shrimp BMP Programme at the National Level

 

Better management practices have proved to be a highly effective tool for the Indian shrimp farming industry. Work to extend adoption of the practices is ongoing and in this view a national workshop was held in Chennai, 16-18 May 2011 at the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture to discuss scaling up strategies, to extend the concept to new areas and to involve more farmers and identify lessons learned that can be applied elsewhere. The aims of the workshop were to:

  • Build awareness and capacity of relevant stakeholders on BMPs, cluster management, standards and certification, cluster/group certification, internal control systems and market access issues.
  • To share lessons from BMP and cluster management projects in India, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
  • To perform a thorough assessment of the impact of shrimp BMP and cluster management programs in India, including technical, social, economic and environmental concerns.
  • To identify factors for success and constraints to adoption.
  • To identify opportunities and challenges for scaling up.
  • To provide projections on the impact of scaling up at the national level.
  • To develop scaling up strategies for use by national institutions, regional organisations and potential donors.

The workshop was an activity of the ASEM Aquaculture Platform, funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme.

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Opening ceremony of the National Workshop on Scaling up of Shrimp BMP Programme at the National Level

Opening ceremony of the National Workshop on Scaling up of Shrimp Better Management Practices at the National Level, held in India, July 2011.

BMPs and cluster management: Way forward for small scale farmers to remain competitive and sustainable

Sena De Silva presents on better management practices and cooperatives as a means for small-scale farmers to ramain competitive and sustainable.

Fair trade certification: Enabling mechanism for small scale farmer groups

Sureel Singh presents on Fair trade as an enabling mechanism for small-scale farmers in India.

Shrimp BMP adoption through cluster management approach in India

G. Rajkumar presents on adoption of better management practices for shrimp farming via small-scale farmer cooperatives in India.

Lessons learned from ACIAR shrimp BMP programmes in Indonesia

Richard Callinan presents on lessons learned in ACIAR's shrimp BMP programmes in Indonesia.

Invisible hand in BMP adoption: Malaysian experience

Malaysian experience in the adoption of better management practices for shrimp aquaculture.

Theory and practice of scaling up and scaling out

Joanne Millar presents on the theory and practice of scaling up and scaling out better management practices for shrimp farming in India.

BMP and cluster management in India: Impact assessment and ideas for potential scaling up strategies

Brian Davy presents on implementation of better management practices through clusters of small-scale farmers in India.

Role of institutions in scaling up: MPEDA

S. Kandan presents on the role of the Marine Products Expert Development Authority in scaling up better management practices for shrimp farming in India.

Role of institutions in scaling up: CIBA

P. Ravichndran presents on the role of the Central Institute for Brackishwater Aquaculture in scaling up better management practices for shrimp farming in India.