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CRSP SUCCESS STORIES: Ghana, Tanzania & Kenya Kwamena Quagrainie, Aloyce Kaliba, Charles Ngugi, Steve Amisah & Kajitanus Osewe Activities - Survey 1. Cross-National Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of Aquaculture in Africa Kaliba, A.R., Osewe, K.O., Senkondo, E. M., Mnembuka, B.V., and Quagrainie, K.K. Economic Analysis of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niliticus) Production in Tanzania. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 37(4) 2006:464-473. Papers on Ghana & Kenya under review Activities - Training 2. Cost Evaluation and Benefit Assessment of Fish Farming in Selected African Nations Followed the Kenyan model for training and developing aquaculture in Ghana and Tanzania CRSP – Achievements 1. Established a Forum that brought together Fisheries staff Extension officers Fish farmers University Undergraduate and Post- graduate students in Fisheries and Aquaculture CRSP – Achievements cont. 2. Opportunity for fisheries and extension staff to update their knowledge of the situation on the ground, through visits to fish farms during data collection and surveys. Constrain: transport and other logistical support and visits had been suspended. CRSP –Achievements cont. 3. Brought farmers and potential fish farmers together to interact/learn what other farmers were doing and shared in their experiences and novel technologies – e.g. Induced spawning. CRSP –Achievements cont. 4. Farmers learned to keep accurate Farm Records or improved on existing ones. 5. Farmers learned to compute various performance indicators; Revenue, Profits and Costs. CRSP –Achievements cont. 6. Linkages established between CRSP, University, Fisheries Department (Ministry of Fisheries) and Fish Farmers. MOUs signed. • CRSP is now a consortium of experts offering free technical advice to fish farmers and extension officers CRSP –Achievements cont. 7. Manuals on Fish Farm Record Keeping, Benefit-Cost Analysis, produced and distributed to, at least, 85 farmers at no cost to farmers. Acknowledgements ACRSP/USAID for support and funding. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya Ministries of Fisheries, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.
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