Aquaculture course scholarships
A LIMITED number of scholarships for a three-week aquaculture training course in the Netherlands are being offered to some sub-Saharan countries by the Dutch government.
The course - which runs from February 26 to March 16, 2018, at Wageningen University and Research, Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) - will focus on responsible aquaculture development.
The first part of the course will concentrate on aquaculture development on a higher level, introducing the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA) as developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The EAA considers all impacts of aquaculture on other uses and includes the design of an aquaculture management plan that involves users of the water body or catchment area where aquaculture is developing.
Participants will practise the various steps of this approach based on their own aquaculture situation.
The second part of the course will discuss what can be done on the farm level to reduce the environmental impact of aquaculture.
International environmental certification standards and programmes will also be discussed.
The course is intended for aquaculture professionals, such as lecturers, researchers, policy makers, extension officers, hatchery and farm managers, and so on.
Requirements include good English language skills; education level at BSc or higher in a subject relevant for aquaculture development; and a minimum of three years of working experience in aquaculture development.
For more details about the course contact Peter G.M. van der Heijden Peter.email@example.com