The inserted lecture has been delivered in the regional and international training courses.
The lecture starts with features of rural communities in regard to livelihoods and social aspects highlighting the importance of fish to rural communities. A subsequent part of the lecture focused on the models of small-scale aquaculture projects which fit best the rural development in regard to systems and species. Several integration models have been included such as rice-fish, fish duck, fish-rabbit and fish-chicken highlighting the advantages of each type as well as concerns if exist. The part on the planning and promoting of small-scale aquaculture projects starts with the curve of adoption to new ideas then promotion packages giving several case studies from many countries. The participatory approach has been focused on. Some issues of concerns have been covered including extension, subsidies and simplicity of small-scale aquaculture.