Project Towards Sustainable Mangrove-Shrimp Aquaculture Through Capacity Building and Partnership in the Mekong River Delta
1. Project title: Towards Sustainable Mangrove-Shrimp Aquaculture Through Capacity Building and Partnership in the Mekong River Delta
2. Sponsors: Asia-Pacific Network – APN
3. Implementing Organization: The Center for Environment and Community Assets Development (CECAD)
4. Duration: 2 years
5. Location: Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam
6. Thematic Area: CC&V, B&ES, RUSD, SPL, CCI
7. Topic: Addressing knowledge gaps on social vulnerability due to the impact of a changing climate and unsustainable use of biodiversity
8. Project Workplan:
- Phase 1: Developing sustainable mangrove-shrimp aquaculture protocol for Tra Vinh
- Phase 2: Conducting needs assessment and designing a training module
- Phase 3: Capacity building
- Phase 4: Preparation and formulation one presentation at national/international conference and one article published in the official APN Science Bulletin
The aim of this project is to promote sustainable mangrove-shrimp aquaculture through capacity-building and public and private partnerships in the Mekong Delta to promote and sustain local livelihoods, as well as enhance the delivery of benefits and services of the mangrove forests. This aim will be achieved through the following objectives:
- To develop Sustainable Mangrove-Shrimp Aquaculture Protocol for Tra Vinh through the literature review of successful sustainable shrimp farming models in the world as well as in the Mekong River Delta and consultation workshops with smallholder shrimp farmers at the local level, policymakers, scientists, NGOs active in the region and the private sector engaged in shrimp farming industry.
- To carry out a needs assessment and design training module.
- To improve capacity for shrimp farmers, policymakers, NGOs active in the region, representatives of the Organic Farming Network and the private sector through training workshops and policy dialogues.
- To prepare a presentation at a national/international conference and an article in the Official APN Science Bulletin