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Emerging global issues : Aquaclimate annual progress report 2010 released

The annual report for the Aquaclimate project drafted by Dr Abery, Aquaclimate coordinator and Prof. De Silva, Director General NACA summarizing achievements of the project in its first year is now available for download

May 12, 2010

Emerging global issues : Aquaclimate annual progress report 2010 released

The annual report for the Aquaclimate project drafted by Dr Abery, Aquaclimate coordinator and Prof. De Silva, Director General NACA summarizing achievements of the project in its first year is now available for download from the NACA website. The Annual report covers Aquaclimate project activities from March 2009 to March 2010 and was confirmed by the project project partners at the annual project meeting. The annual meeting was held at Can Tho University (a national project partner of the project) in Can Tho City, Vietnam (the heartland of Tra catfish farming – a key case study of the project).

Participants at the meeting discussed the progress of work done in the past year and agreed on a work plan for the next 12 months.
The progress and work plan are described in the annual report (which can be downloaded from the NACA website) and outputs are included as annexes to the report.

Key outputs from the first year of the project include:

Report of the inaugural inception workshop of the project.

Aquaclimate generic case study methodology.

A review of climate change model predictions and scenario selection.

Perception of climate change impacts and adaptation of catfish farming in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Farmer focus group discussion and stakeholder workshop.

Aquaclimate technical brief: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change on catfish farming: Stakeholder analysis in Can Tho Province, Vietnam.

Aquaclimate technical brief: Reducing the gap between science and policy development: Creating scenarios together with catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Shrimp farming in Vietnam focus group discussion and stakeholder workshop report.

Milkfish farming in the Philippines focus group discussion and stakeholder workshop report.

Shrimp farming in India focus group discussion and stakeholder workshop report.

Impact of extreme climatic events on brackishwater aquaculture in India.

Multi-agency Policy Brief on fisheries and aquaculture for COP15.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) technical reports on the impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture.

For more information, please visit the NACA Aquaclimate Project webpage.

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