An Economic Analysis of Tilapia Farming in Developing Countries
Tilapia cultivation has been found to be an effective tool for many developing countries for socioeconomic development by addressing some important issues like food-security and employment generation. Adoption of tilapia cultivation has increased over the decades because of easy management practice and versatile farming technologies have been observed worldwide. Tilapia gain popularity because of their excellent breeding capabilities, flesh quality, high growth rate, disease resistance and survival capabilities under different farming systems and environmental conditions. Such features boosting up rapid growth of tilapia producing industries in an impactful way, by involving poor and non-poor farming communities in some of the developing countries of Asian, African and South American continents. However, some problems still exists with cultivation of different tilapia varieties; such as the inadequate availability of quality fry, deterioration in seed quality, limited technical knowledge among farming communities and poor marketing strategies especially in some of these developing countries depriving its commercial success to some extent. This book describes a present scenario regarding potentialities and difficulties of commercial adaptation of Tilapia cultivation under socioeconomically constrained conditions.
About this Author
Dr. Navghan Mahida is a self-motivated fisheries scholar by qualification with over five years of work experience, including over 9 training programs and work exposure, possesses qualities of leadership, good communication & interpersonal skills, to do attitude, and ability to quickly adapt new environments. He is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Parul University Vadodara-Gujarat. He had completed B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) in 2012 from CoF-Veraval, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh. He pursued M.F.Sc in 2014 and Ph.D. in 2019 from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education-Mumbai. He started his career as Fisheries Officer in the Government of Gujarat in 2013 and further worked in MNC Shoreline Aquaculture as Assistant Manager. He specialized in fisheries economics with commendable academic records and achievements. He has published 25 research papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals so far, including conduction and participation in conferences, conventions, symposiums, seminars, training, etc. He had written souvenirs for the students' convention programs and three popular articles. He is a lifetime member of fisheries and life sciences, the European Journal of fisheries. He is also a reputed editor in the journal of fisheries and life sciences, PLOS ONE San Francisco, California, USA, Asian Journal of Economics, Extension and Social Science Thailand etc.
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