PILOT AQUACULTURE INTERVENTION (FINAL EVALUATION REPORT)

The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) piloted an aquaculture intervention in three coastal districts in the western region between 2016 and early 2018. The intervention trained about 264 people practicing or interested in fish farming in these coastal districts in improved aquaculture technology to move the micro-industry from subsistence to commercial production and improve the incomes of fish farmers. Out of these 264 farmers, the project further trained 120 farmers belonging to 4 farmer-based associations in the Jomoro and Nzema East districts using 8 demonstration ponds.

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17 September 2018

Case Study of Western Regional Coastal Foundation’s Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Platform

The MSDP brings together communities, government, and oil and gas industry in the coastal districts and to help government and, oil and gas industry develop well-informed interventions so that the community at large can benefit both economically and socially from the presence of the oil, gas, and power industry. This in turn will lead to increased stability and economic prospects in the Western Region. The platform creates and institutionalises conversations at different levels for identifying, discussing, prioritising and addressing growth and development needs of the districts. This case study aims to capture the experience of WRCF in its MSDP engagements,...

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1 November 2017

CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL - A Case Study of WRCF’s Experiences, Progress and Lessons Learnt

The CAC provides a platform for government and industry players to acknowledge and address the concerns presented by affected communities. The main objective of the CAC case study is to generate unique and compelling evidence of the CAC processes, success factors, achievements, challenges and best practices. This case study investigates the structure, operationalisation of the CAC model, and effects/impact of its operations. This case study demonstrates whether having the Advisory Council stimulates an effective dialogue responding to the set objectives under the WRCF.

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30 October 2017

Aquaculture Development Intervention Scale-up Strategy

WRCF seeks to scale up the pilot intervention in aquaculture initially implemented in the Jomoro, Ellembelle and Nzema East Districts with about 120 farmers belonging to 4 different fish farmer associations. The pilot intervention was designed to address the main strategic constraints in aquaculture, which are: 1) Poor production knowledge by farmers leading to large wastage of feed and poor water quality management —resulting in high production cost of catfish farming; 2)Lack of business management knowledge to support resulting in non-profitable operations; 3) Limited access to good quality fingerlings and feed as a result of low market penetration, by hatcheries...

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16 October 2017

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