A Training Manual for Grow Out Pond Culture of African Catfish

This manual has been developed for the classroom training and demonstration of the aquaculture initiative. It comprises catfish farming management best practices from pre-stocking management to marketing. The structure of the manual allows for flexibility in undertaking future training opportunities, by utilising a modular format, with each module containing its own supporting information.

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11 July 2017

Aquaculture in Ghana's Western Region - a baseline study July 2016

This baseline survey was conducted in June 2016 to understand the current level of income earned by the fish farmers in Western Region, employees or farm hands, productivity, motivation to go into fish farming, access to input, existing market channels, support services for fish farming and the challenges of fish farming in Western region among others. This is aimed at establishing the current state of fish farming operations in Western Region of Ghana as a basis for establishing attributable changes to WRCF intervention in the life of the project beneficiaries. Improving economic conditions and securing sustainable livelihoods One of the...

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13 June 2017

Annual Report 2015-2016

The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) is an innovative organisation that encourages an effective dialogue between oil, gas, and power (OGP) companies, other extractive industry actors, local communities, and the government in six districts in the Western Region of Ghana, to identify and resolve issues facing these communities. WRCF leverages stakeholder financial and in-kind contributions and corporate social investments through a market systems development approach to address improved stability and socio-economic development concerns of communities. The aim of WRCF is to build trust between communities, government, and industry in the six coastal districts and to help government and industry develop...

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30 March 2017

Opportunities for Oil and Gas Corporate Social Investment in the Fisheries Sector of Ghana’s Western Region

Coastal areas of Ghana’s Western Region have been undergoing two potentially far-reaching socio-economic transformations since the turn of the 21st Century – the drastic decline of marine fisheries on which much of the coastal population depends, and the start of offshore oil production in the Jubilee Field. Marine fishing is an important economic sector in Western Region, as in Ghana as a whole; the sector employs 135,000 people nationwide, with each job supporting a further seven in processing, commerce and associated services. Fisheries are underpinned by a rich – but variable – biannual upwelling in the Gulf of Guinea, which...

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28 March 2017

Shama District Profile

Shama district was created in 2008 when it was separated from then-Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly. Shama has a population of over 80,000, and lies 15km east of Sekondi and 280km west of Accra. This PDF contains information about education, health, employment and other economic development indicators for the people of Shama in Ghana's Western Region.

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22 February 2017