Development cooperation by the Laboratory of Aquaculture


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Development cooperation by the Laboratory of Aquaculture

  1. 1. Patrick Sorgeloos & Peter Bossier // 09/264.37.54 // // Partner countries in the South: Asia, Africa, Latin-America International research and education collaboration by the Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC) The Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center has a long-standing reputation in development cooperation. Over the past 30 years we have led and participated in numerous projects in over 20 countries. Our projects focus on brine shrimp and its applications in aquaculture and in integrated salt production units, and on improved larval culture of tropical fish, shrimp and shellfish species of local interest. We run/ran projects funded by UNDP-FAO, UNIDO, UN- Mekong, SEAFDEC, Belgian government (ABOS, BELSPO), Flemish government (VLIR, VVOB, Ministry of Education), EU (STD, INCO, local national projects), local governments, in Latin America (Peru, Ecuador and Chile), Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya and South Africa) and Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Iran). Our cooperation remains foremost demand-driven but the paradigm gradually shifted from pure knowledge transfer to collaborative efforts in a spirit of equal partnership. is the controlled production of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, shellfish and algae. For the past decades it has been and is the fastest growing bio-industry. Due to overfishing, meeting the growing demand for healthy, safe and tasty seafood will largely depend from aquaculture. Already now, about half of the roughly150 million ton of consumed aquatic organisms was produced through aquaculture. Predictions are that by 2030 more than 75 % of our seafood will be produced through aquaculture. LEGEND / : Coordinator / Partner : research  : education  : networking  : SME(s) involved or partner in the project C P /P / / C /C /C / / C /C /  / P /C / / C/ / C / /  /  / C /C /  / P Country: ASEM countries Partners: 5 European and 4 Asian organisations Project: ASEM Aquaculture Platform Funding: FP7 (EC); FWO Description: Develop a joint research agenda for sustainable aquaculture development between EU and ASEM countries Country:, Ecuador; Vietnam Partners: ESPOL & Cuenca (Ec), Can Tho University (Vtn) Project: North-South-South education exchange Funding: VLIR Description: Developing MSc course elements and internships as cornerstones in curriculum development aiming at Joint MSc degrees. Country: China Partner: Tianjin University Project: Collaboration with Hebei & Shandong provinces Funding: Province of East Flanders Description: Study on Artemia as a tool to mitigate the effects of eutrophication processes and to recycle the effluents of chemical extraction processes. Country: Vietnam Partner: RIA n°2 Project: Study of the immune system of Penaeus monodon Funding: FWO (B); MOST (Vtn) Description: Develop a protocol to screen the immune response of tiger shrimp, a crucial tool in recently initiated breeding programmes in Vietnam Country: Mozambique Partner: Institute of Fisheries Research (IIP) Project: Pilot Aquaculture project Funding: Flemish Agency for International Cooperation (VAIS) Description: Feasibility study of Artemia production in solar salt works and fresh water fish culture, with emphasis on transfer of knowhow Country: Uganda Partner: Makerere University, Kampala Project: Production and use of Artemia in Uganda Funding: BTC Description: Feasibility study of local Artemia production in Uganda as a leverage to enhance local aquaculture initiatives Country: Kenya Partner: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Project: Integrated Artemia and salt production in Kenya Funding: VLIR Description: Improvement of the living standard of rural communities in the Malindi area through Artemia production in coastal saltworks Country: Vietnam Partner: Can Tho University Project: Artemia study for the Mekong delta Funding: BOF Description: Recycling nutrients in eutrophic coastal waters of the Mekong delta via Artemia production Country: Chile Partner: Universidad de los Lagos, Osorno Project: Innovative Artemia applications in Chili Funding: FONDEF Chile Description: Artemia as local resource for the sustainability, bio-security and cost effectiveness of the aquaculture diversification programme in Chile Country: Vietnam Partner: shrimp farmers association Project: Promote Best Management Practices for shrimp farming in Vietnam Funding: Colruyt Description: Introduce sustainable farming practices via technical support to small-scale shrimp farmers Country: Vietnam Partner: 7 Vietnamese institutes Project: Training facility programme Funding: BTC (B) / MOET (Vtn) Description: Provide technical and pedagogic support to improve course materials and teaching methods Country: Vietnam Partner: Vinh Hoan C°; RIA n°2; Marine Harvest Pieters Project: Sustainable Pangasius culture through cooperation between public and private partners in Vietnam & Belgium Funding: Marine Harvest Pieters Description: Develop practical guidelines for certifiable & sustainable farming of Pangasius in Vietnam Country: Vietnam Partner: RIA n°3 Project: Improving mollusc seed supply Funding: VLIR Description: Ensuring seed supply of commercially important bivalve species in Central Vietnam by optimizing the larval production Country: Vietnam, China, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Iran, Algeria, South-Africa, India... Funding: various national or international funding Description: various non-project related cooperation (joint PhD’s studies, scientific consulting, ...) ACRONYMSABOS: Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation ASEM: Asian European Meeting BELSPO: Belgian Science Policy BTC: Belgian Technical Cooperation ESPOL: Escuela Superior Polytechnica del Litoral (Guayaquil) FP7: 7th Framework Programme FWO: Research Foundation - Flanders MOET: Ministry of Education & Training MSc: Master of Science PhD: Doctoral study RIA: Research Institute for Aquaculture SEAFDEC: South East Asian Fisheries Development Center SME: Small & Middle-sized Enterprises UNIDO, UNDP, UN-Mekong : affiliates of the United Nations VLIR: Flemish Interuniversity Council VVOB: Flemish Association for Development Cooperation