Aquaculture Smallholder Business Development

Are you working with small-scale aquaculture producers who want to access inputs, improve production and connect successfully with more remunerative markets through collective actions? This course focuses on the empowerment and professionalisation of fish farmers’ business organisations, with responsible and inclusive growth of the aquaculture sector as the main objective.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 27 February 2023 until Fri 21 April 2023

What will you learn?

In this course, you will learn about:

  • Global aquaculture situation: drivers, trends, challenges and opportunities
  • Position of small-scale aquaculture producers: perspectives and challenges
  • Obtaining the required inputs and finance for business development
  • Producing quality fish and other aquatic products in a responsible way
  • Creating value and access to markets
  • Relations with public and private actors that have a direct or indirect stake in aquaculture sector development
  • The role of aquaculture producer organisations in terms of service provision for members and business partners
  • The challenges for the management and performance of aquaculture producer organisations
  • Development of aquaculture small producer-inclusive programs

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For whom is this course?

Professionals interested in the promotion of small producer-inclusive aquaculture businesses, professionals working for aquaculture producer organisations, governmental organisations, the private sector, civil society organisations, universities, research, training and extension.

Course programme in more detail

Duration 8 weeks
Study load 120 hours
Programme 40 hours online and 80 offline. We will have 3 course sessions per week (approx. 2 hours per session)
Break 1 week break: March 27 - 31

On a global scale aquaculture has shown steady growth in the past decades. Seafood products from aquaculture production are now equal to the amount supplied by capture fisheries, The global demand for fish or aquatic products is driven by population growth and a growing awareness of the positive impact of consumption of aquatic products on human health. In Europe and North America the local production and supply of fishery products are not sufficient to meet the demand. In response to this demand, fish and other seafood have become very important export commodities for countries in East, South and S.E. Asia.

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