AwF-UA farmer-to-farmer programme trip reports for India and New Caledonia
Category : Updates
Two more reports have been received for the AwF-UA Farmer-to-Farmer Programme, one for India and the other for New Caledonia.
AwF Director Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons visited India from 13-24 January 2011 to conduct field visits, speak at a regional aquaculture conference and a farmer’s day convention, and meet with aquaculture extension agents from Kerala and Karnataka states. He also had meetings with Dr. M.C. NANDEESHA, co-chair of Aquaculture without Frontiers.
Jason D. Licamele PhD, from the University of Arizona, visited New Caledonia from 27 December 2010 to 29 January 2011 to meet with researchers developing sea cucumber aquaculture as an alternative to shrimp for export to Asian markets and for restocking the natural indigenous populations. New Caledonia also has a number of endemic fish and invertebrates that could potentially be good targets for aquaculture.
The two reports are now posted on our Projects page; they are: