Sustainable bivalve farming: Alternate livelihood options for Empowerment of women

Laxmilatha, P (2018) Sustainable bivalve farming: Alternate livelihood options for Empowerment of women. In: Aquaculture for Nutritional and Livelihood Security. Narendra Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 109-134. ISBN 9789386110749

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    Several factors played a key role in the evolution of bivalve mariculture in Indian which can contribute significantly in development of the coastal ecosystems and rural economy. The mussel, oyster and clam culture technologies developed by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute are simple, easy well and eco friendly. They can easily form as part time allocation to fishes, especially women. The techno- economic viability of farming of these technologies have been demonstrated at several locations. Demonstration farms set up by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute with active participation of fishes as well as self Help groups has developed confidence in them of the economic feasibility as an income generation alternate livelihood. How capital investment and virtually no expenditure for feed and maintenance is the key motivation factor. Support from several developmental agencies such as DWCRA, IRDP, TRYSEM and local fish farmer’s development agencies have helped the fishes/ farmers to set up mussel and oyster farms.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: bivalve farming; Alternate livelihood; Empowerment of women
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Socio Economics and Extension
    Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 05:24
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 05:24

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