Promoting the integration of agricultural crops with aquaculture in Madagascar

Photos’ credit: Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar) – Review: Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The inserted pictures show different models of integration between tilapia-based fish farming and different agriculture systems including –as shown in the pictures- vegetables, corn, gardens and others. Typically, proper integration enhances the productivity whether in biomass and/or economics of the farm units of land and water bearing in mind that pond water is used to naturally fertilize the agriculture crops grown on pond dikes. In order to promote such integration, there is a need to acquire solid information on the best types of integration during different seasons; and this is the key purpose of applying and evaluating different integration scenarios.

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