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Category: Integration and rotation

This category hosts posts in which fish are integrated or rotated with other agricultural crops such rice, wheat, alfalfa, horticulture and others. The integration also include chicken, ducks, rabbits and others. The description of the system as well as the compatibility among various components has been always highlighted.

Mar 05 2012

Desert aquaculture for Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus when integrated with agricultural crops in Egypt Part 2- Construction considerations (in Arabic)

Credit: Mohamed El Gazzar (Egypt) توضح الصورة الأولى نوعين من الأحواض المستخدمة أثناء مرحلة الإنشاء بينما توضح الصورة الثانية القاعدة الخرسانية لأحواض التسمين الدائرية الأحواض المستطيلة (المرحلة الوسطية):   تستهدف هذه المرحلة التى تتم فى الأحواض المستطيلة ذات الحجم 150متر مكعب للحوض إنتاج يوافع بمتوسط وزن 50 جرام التى تحتاجها أحواض التسمين. يتم إنشاء هذه الحوائط …

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Feb 27 2012

Culture of Nile tilapia in integration with banana in Egypt

The two photos cover the overall integrated aquaculture-horticulture project. In this specific project, horticulture is represented by banana while Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) represents the aquaculture component. Because of water scarcity in Egypt, the surface irrigation of banana farming is not encouraged due to its high water consumption. In order to compromise between the restrictions …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=2644

Nov 07 2011

Integrated agriculture-aquaculture in rural development

This project proposal has been developed by a group of trainees who participated in the Integrated Rural Development training course in 2009. This course is annually hosted by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA). This project proposal in its rationality and objectives focuses more on social issues such as employment and nutrition in rural …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1202

Nov 05 2011

Tilapia farming in water reservoirs of horticulture farms in Egypt

This integration approach has been adopted by some horticulture farms such as gouva and banana. Economic indications are promising. Fertile water when used in horticulture farm would reduced the demand for chemical fertilizers and hence improve the economics of the horticulture farm. In fact, if the right match between fish biomass and horticulture acreage, this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1130

Nov 05 2011

Rotation of fish farming with selected agricultural crops

Rotation concept has been practiced based on the nature of aquaculture and agriculture in a given region. Attached pictures show the farming of winter agricultural crops (e.g. wheat – alfalfa) in fish ponds. In temperate climates such as in Egypt, and in situations where Nile tilapia leads aquaculture cropping, fish harvest usually takes place before …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1122

Nov 05 2011

Integrated duck-fish farming

The compatibility between ducks and fish in such integrated system is of top importance bearing in mind that while ducks are warm blooded animals, fish are cold blooded animals. Therefore proper management should be in place including stocking times and rates. For example, when such integrated system is applied in warm water aquaculture in temperate countries, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1101

Nov 05 2011

Integrated rice-fish culture

A well-known model of integrated aquaculture-agriculture which has been practiced in countries whereas rice is a key crop. In Egypt, this integrated system is carried out with the support of the government whereas common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is delivered to contributing farms at no cost. The economic advantages of such integrated system include the increase of rice …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1100

Nov 05 2011

Integrated tilapia farming and agriculture in Wafra (Kuwait)

In this model, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) has been farmed in concrete tanks in agriculture farms where agricultural crops such as alfa alfa, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, etc., are cultivated. Such integrated farms are located in several locations including Al-Wafra, the location the attach picture shows. In order to facilitate draining, tanks are constructed abovr ground level. Water used in these …

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