Assessing the sustainability of brackish water aquaculture systems in the Phillipines. Working Paper 1: A typology of brackish-water pond aquaculture systems in the Philippines

Stevenson, J.R. and Irz, X.T. and Petit, J. and Alcalde, R.-G. and Morissens, P. (2003) Assessing the sustainability of brackish water aquaculture systems in the Phillipines. Working Paper 1: A typology of brackish-water pond aquaculture systems in the Philippines. Reading UK, University of Reading,

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Abstract

Aquaculture in the Philippines is a long-standing activity but has witnessed relatively recent, rapid, technical change with the introduction of hatchery technology and commercial feed-mills changing the production possibilities for a fishpond operator. We are confronted with a diversity of aquaculture practices in the coastal areas of the Philippines, with new technologies being incorporated into more traditional systems. As a first step to understanding the sector, we therefore present a typology of farming systems with the motivation of generating domains (farm “types”) over which we can compare performance on a number of indicators. Our typology, restricted to brackish-water pond systems, is constructed using multivariate methods (principal components analysis, cluster analysis). Eight variables are used relating to the management of the farm across all the major factors of production. A stratified net sample of 136 observations provides the data for the analysis, from a farm-level survey carried out between January and June 2003 in the two main brackish-water production regions in the Philippines. We define five farm types from this analysis. In later work we will show how the use of this typology can be used for comparative study of economic, social and ecological performance at the farm-level. [PDF contains 42 pages]

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Assessing the sustainability of brackish water aquaculture systems in the Phillipines. Working Paper 1: A typology of brackish-water pond aquaculture systems in the Philippines
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Stevenson, J.R.
Irz, X.T.
Petit, J.
Alcalde, R.-G.
Morissens, P.
Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Reading
Place of Publication: Reading UK
Projects: DFID Aquaculture and Fish Genetics Programme (AFGRP), Assessing the sustainability of brackish water aquaculture systems in the Philippines: Research project R8288
Funders: Department for International Development, U.K.
Issuing Agency: Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
Additional Information: University of Reading (U.K.); Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD); Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement (CIRAD); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Philippines; Prawns; Milkfish
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 2902
Depositing User: Ms. Jean Collins
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2902

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