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dc.creatorJoffre, O.M.en_US
dc.creatorFreed, S.en_US
dc.creatorBernhardt, J.en_US
dc.creatorTeoh, S.en_US
dc.creatorSak, S.en_US
dc.creatorBelton, B.en_US
dc.identifier.citationJoffre OM, Freed S, Bernhardt J, Teoh SJ, Sambath S and Belton B (2021) Assessing the Potential for Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Cambodia. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 5: 704320. doi: 10. 3389/fsufs. 2021. 704320.en_US
dc.description.abstractInland capture fisheries are central to livelihoods and food security in Cambodia, but are under threat from growing anthropogenic pressures. Policy discourse in Cambodia increasingly frames aquaculture as a viable alternative to capture fisheries, and seeks to promote its development. This paper presents results from the first comprehensive survey of Cambodia's aquaculture value chain. The study combines qualitative (46 Key Informant Interviews) and quantitative surveys (1,204 farmers and 191 other aquaculture value chain actors) to investigate potential for aquaculture in Cambodia to grow, support livelihoods, and contribute to food security. We found the following: (i) The fish farm sector in Cambodia is comprised mainly of small family farms raising carnivorous fish species or pangasius, using direct inputs of “trash fish” harvested from the wild; (ii) Most fish seed and pelleted feed are imported, and domestic producers of these inputs struggle to compete; (iii) Fish farmed in Cambodia is mostly sold live. Farm fish are more expensive than the main species harvested from inland capture fisheries, and struggle to compete with imported farmed fish; (iv) Capture fisheries employ many times more people than aquaculture; (v) Space for aquaculture is limited because few locations have both perennial access to water and protection from flooding. These findings raise questions about the potential of Cambodia's aquaculture sector, as currently organized, to contribute significantly to employment, food and nutrition security, and rural economic development. We propose actions to improve the sector's sustainability and contribute to desirable development outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_US
dc.sourceFrontiers in Sustainable Food Systems;5,(2021)en_US
dc.titleAssessing the Potential for Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Cambodiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth-Eastern Asiaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood systemsen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationAmerican Soybean Associationen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCommercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST)en_US
cg.contributor.affiliationMichigan State Universityen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorJoffre, O.M.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorFreed, S.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorTeoh, S.en_US
cg.description.themeSustainable aquacultureen_US
cg.description.themeValue chains and nutritionen_US
cg.creator.idOlivier M. Joffre: 0000-0002-7857-5766en_US
cg.creator.idSarah Freed: 0000-0001-8574-8218en_US
cg.creator.idShwu Jiau Teoh: 0000-0001-7676-8583en_US

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