Aquaculture

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The aquaculture sector in the Bolivian Amazon has great potential to provide quality products, meet the domestic demand, and double its production in the coming years. As a productive activity, fish farming offers an economic opportunity for families in poverty dealing with food insecurity.
By accompanying the growth of the sector, Peces para la Vida II supports small-scale family-based aquaculture through its focus on the leadership of women, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. The project disseminates technical and social innovations and strengthens the productive organizations.

Portal sobre acuicultura en la Amazonia boliviana

Here you will find the link to a webpage on the current situation of aquaculture of pacú/tambaquí in the Bolivian Amazon ! Information is updated till 2016! The page presents recent data on the state of fish culture in 89 municipalities of the Bolivian Amazon. An english version of the webpage will be updated soon !

Mujeres protagonistas en la piscicultura

La piscicultura se ha convertido en una actividad protagonizada por las mujeres en Yapacaní. Antes de la piscicultura, las mujeres no eran reconocidas como socias en las organizaciones económicas. Ahora ellas son socias formales y co-propietarias de los activos productivos de APNI con los mismos derechos y obligaciones que los varones. D…

Fish polyculture pilot experiment in the Bolivian Amazon

In agreement with the Peasant Agricultural Promotion Center (CEPACs) and in collaboration with the North Growers Association Yapacani Integrated (APNI), PECES PARA LA VIDA is conducting a pilot experiment in three communities in the region. Eight families are carrying out an experiment in…

Second International Aquaculture Symposium: Generating skills, knowledge and exchange of ideas

Peces para la Vida II (PPVII), and the Quechua Indigenous University “Casimiro Huanca” - UNIBOL, organized and hosted Bolivia’s Second International Aquaculture Symposium held at the University’s Campus in Chimoré-Cochabamba from December 5 to 7, 2016. The event was supported by various public and private entities who contributed to its success.…

Technology-Sharing Benefits Productive Family Units

One of the main weaknesses identified in the PPVII Project Baseline Study was the lack of skills and knowledge among Bolivian fish farmers. Insufficient access to technical assistance and the inability to apply “Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)”, significantly affect the level of productivity, efficiency and profitability of their ope…

Strengthening human capital

Training human resources is one of the fundamental pillars for implementation of “best practices in aquaculture.” Between December 2015 and May 2016, the Amazon Fish for Food II Project trained 40 female and male technical assistants for fish farming. This strengthens legitimate, certified support for aquaculture associations and fish far…

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