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Aquaculture Smallholder Business Development

Wageningen University
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Are you working with small-scale aquaculture producers who want to access inputs, improve production and connect successfully with more remunerative markets by means of collective actions? This course focuses on empowerment and professionalization of fish farmers’ business organisations, with responsible and inclusive growth of the aquaculture sector as main objective.

What will you learn?

In this course, you will learn about:

  • Global aquaculture situation: drivers, trends, challenges and opportunities;
  • Position of small-scale aquaculture producers: perspectives and challenges;
  • Obtaining the required inputs and finance for business development;
  • Producing quality fish and other aquatic products in a responsible way;
  • Creating value and access to markets;
  • Relations with public and private actors that have a direct or indirect stake in aquaculture sector development;
  • The role of aquaculture producer organizations in terms of service provision for members and business partners;
  • The challenges for the management and performance of aquaculture producer organizations;
  • Development of aquaculture small producer-inclusive programs.
Course programme in more detail

On a global scale aquaculture has shown a steady growth in the past decades. Seafood products from aquaculture production are now equal to the amount supplied by capture fisheries, The global demand for fish or aquatic products is driven by population growth and a growing awareness of the positive impact of consumption of aquatic products on human health. In Europe and North America the local production and supply of fishery products are not sufficient to meet the demand. In response to this demand, fish and other seafood have become very important export commodities for countries in East, South and S.E. Asia.

Información sobre tarifas

EUR 4,600.00 - This covers the tuition of the course. Since this course is online, there are no costs for accommodation, insurance or travel. Early-bird deadline 28 September 2021 Deadline on October 12th 2021 for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarships and MENA scholarship programme.

Cómo registrarse

For whom is this course?

Professionals interested in the promotion of small producer-inclusive aquaculture business, professionals working for aquaculture producer organizations, governmental organizations, private sector, civil society organizations, universities, research, training and extension.

To register, please visit the following link

The Application Procedure
  1. Register for the course of your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button on the webpage of this course. A registration form will open;
  2. Fill in the required fields of the registration form. Please note to write your date of birth without a zero (e.g. 1-5-1980 instead of 01-05-1980);
  3. Before you submit, check your details on the final page of the registration form;
  4. After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to directly click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. Without your confirmation, your registration cannot be processed;
  5. If you apply as an OKP or MSP-scholarship candidate, you will receive a registration letter for the scholarship at the beginning of the scholarship cycle.
  6. If you apply as a self-funded participant: we will forward your request for acceptance to the course leader. This can take some time as it depends on the coordinators' schedule (1-3 weeks);
  7. If you’re accepted into the course programme, we’ll send you an admission letter by e-mail;
  8. You receive all required travel documents from us after you are selected for the scholarship (OKP/MSP-scholarship candidates) or when we’ve received your payment (self-funded participant).
Courses are currently online

Our courses are currently online. Check the course details more information about the online course format.