This lecture is an introductory lecture to the group projects and was delivered in the Fish Culture Development training course which started on April 2014. This course is organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture “EICA” and supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency “JICA”. The course hosts 16 African trainees from 11 African countries.
The lecture addresses various types of aquaculture projects in relation to physical and socioeconomic parameters as well as the consumer preferences. The technical and economic sides of aquaculture projects have been addressed. Case studies are included to illustrate that aquaculture projects like any other projects comprise various components such as biological, engineering, management, marketing and others and these components have to go in harmony in order for a given project to be successful. More emphasis is placed on the technical and economic feasibilities for aquaculture projects.
This exercise ended by forming four groups of the course participants. Each group has to choose two of the four proposed aquaculture and work on their projects till they present their projects and discuss it among the whole class and get feedbacks. If visitors are interested to see samples of group projects whether in English, French or Spanish, you are requested to visit the main menu of the site and then go to “aquaculture projects”.