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Planning and Policy Project

PD/A CRSP Twentieth Annual Administrative Report

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Planning and Policy Project

MOU No. RD009L


Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Danielle Clair Principal Investigator
Gwyn Newcombe Project Coordinator
Hillary Egna Collaborator

Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand
Amrit Bart Collaborator
Kwei Lin Collaborator
Yang Yi Collaborator

Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras
Daniel E. Meyer Collaborator
Suyapa Triminio de Meyer Collaborator

Fisheries Department, Nairobi, Kenya
Nancy Gitonga Collaborator

Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
David Liti Collaborator
Mucai Muchiri Collaborator
Charles Ngugi Collaborator

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jim Diana Collaborator

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Kevin Fitzsimmons Collaborator

Work Plan Research

This subcontract was awarded funding to conduct the following Tenth Work Plan investigation:

Note: 10GISR3 was approved after the printing of the Tenth Work Plan. The published work plan appears in the forthcoming Addendum to the Tenth Work Plan

Identification of Constraints Facing Aquaculture in the Next Two Decades and Formulation of a Five-Year Research Agenda to Address Key Constraints through Collaborative Research

Tenth Work Plan, GIS: Planning, Policy, and Global Data Analysis 3 (10GISR3)

Danielle Clair and Gwyn Newcombe
Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture CRSP
College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, USA


The goal of this project is to identify the most important constraints to aquaculture development, especially to poor farmers in low-income food-deficit (LIFD) countries. An advisory panel, the Proposal Planning Executive Committee (PPEC), was established by the Program Management Office (PMO) to coordinate and lead the planning effort for the CRSP continuation proposal, 2003–2008. PD/A CRSP hosted a series of meetings. The first phase of information gathering was a stakeholder meeting held in Honduras in August 2001. The outcome of this meeting is a brief report documenting regional constraints to the success of small-holder fish farms as identified and prioritized by the stakeholders. The second phase of information gathering involved three expert panel meetings for the Latin America and Caribbean Region, Asia Region, and Africa Region. Each expert panel had 10 experts, as well as a chair and a facilitator from PPEC. The expert panel members were selected based on their area of expertise/disciplinary focus, region, and gender. Panel members came to the meeting having previously reviewed a broad selection of relevant literature. The expert panel meeting for the Latin America and Caribbean Region took place in February 2002 in conjunction with the PD/A CRSPs annual meeting and the US chapter of the World Aquaculture Association in San Diego, California; the meeting for the Asia Region was held in April in Beijing just before the World Aquaculture Association meeting; the Africa region expert panel meeting took place in Nairobi, Kenya, in July, and was followed by site visits to Moi University and Sagana Fish Farm. Expert panelists were asked to consider, “What are the issues that constrain small-holder fish farms from becoming more successful in the [relevant] region?”) and “What are the researchable priorities arising from these constraints?” The constraints and researchable priorities identified by each of the three expert panels formed the basis for the PPEC to develop a synthesized set of global researchable priorities for the five-year strategy for collaborative research.

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