Diversification of Aquaculture for Empowerment to Fisheries Through Institution Village Linkage Programme (IVLP)in Kerala, India

Sathiadhas, R and Joseph, J and Jerson, S (2006) Diversification of Aquaculture for Empowerment to Fisheries Through Institution Village Linkage Programme (IVLP)in Kerala, India. Naga The WorldFish Center Quarterly, 29 (3&4). pp. 78-87.

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Abstract

Technology Assessment and Refinement through the Institution Village Linkage Programme (IVLP) is the latest participatory extension model successfully undertaken by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in India. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has been implementing IVLP since 2001 to assess and refine the technologies of the coastal agro ecosystems at Elamkunnapuzha village (Vypeen Island) in the Ernakulam District of Kerala. A series of need based location specific technology intervention plans have been introduced to overcome the social and biological constraints on farming practices in fisheries, livestock and agriculture, and implemented with the active participation of the stakeholders. The inferences drawn from IVLP ultimately form a package suitable for enhanced production in the costal agro ecosystem for replication to other areas with similar characteristics. This paper gives a brief account of the treatment packages applied in fisheries through various technological interventions and discusses the consequent yield and benefits obtained. The ‘integrated whole village development’ through the involvement of multi institutional teams and a participatory approach was accorded prime importance in the IVLP of Elamkunnapuzha, with a greater emphasis on marginal and small farmers and specifically focusing on women for poverty alleviation and equity under the coastal agro ecosystem.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://cmfri.org.in
Uncontrolled Keywords:Empowerment; village linkage
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Fish Marketing
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:53
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 11:27
Last Modified:09 Mar 2010 14:37

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