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dc.contributor.authorBaticados, Didi B.
dc.contributor.authorAgbayani, Renato F.
dc.contributor.authorQuinitio, Emilia T.
dc.identifier.citationBaticados, D. B., Agbayani, R. F., & Quinitio, E. T. (2014). Community-based technology transfer in rural aquaculture: The case of mudcrab Scylla serrata nursery in ponds in northern Samar, central Philippines. AMBIO, 43(8), 1047-1058.en
dc.description.abstractFinding aquaculture development approaches to open up livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and in mainstreaming smallholder fish farmers to reduce poverty remain a challenge. This paper examines the community-based technology transfer mechanism of mudcrab nursery in ponds and its socioeconomic impacts on smallholder mudcrab growers in Northern Samar, Philippines. Results indicated that the technology is a viable enterprise done by a straight culture system method, which is the rearing of crablets from <1.0 to 4.0 cm for 42 days, or by-phases. However, technology adoption hinges on many factors like area ownership, farm distance from household, and market including the type of strategy needed to enhance technology uptake. Collaboration among research and development institutions and local partners is critical in training and empowering rural communities to adopt aquaculture technologies.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department and the Government of Japan-SEAFDEC FCG Mechanism Program under Study Code No. SE-01-CM2008T. The authors are grateful for the support of ACIAR Community Agricultural Technologies Programme under the ACIAR Project FIS/1992/017.en
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.subjectMudcrab nursery
dc.subjectScylla serrata
dc.titleCommunity-based technology transfer in rural aquaculture: The case of mudcrab Scylla serrata nursery in ponds in northern Samar, central Philippinesen
dc.citation.journalTitleAMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environmenten
dc.subject.asfaRural areasen
dc.subject.asfaTechnology transferen
dc.subject.asfaAnimal populationsen
dc.subject.asfaSocioeconomic aspectsen
dc.subject.asfaRural aquacultureen
dc.subject.asfaSocioeconomic impacten
dc.subject.asfaRural geographyen
dc.subject.asfaPond cultureen

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