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February 12, 2015

United States

Hawaii—Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Teams up with Walmart

 

The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), an NGO that creates information tools and methodologies that allow companies to directly engage with suppliers of natural resources, has announced shrimp farming improvement projects for Indonesia and Thailand, made possible with funding from the Walmart Foundation.

 

The project will train shrimp farmers in Indonesia and Thailand to manage and improve water quality and reduce the incidences of disease.  The Indonesian project will reach 10,000 shrimp farmers with close collaboration with suppliers and the government.  The Thailand project will target underserved women in farming families through the delivery of training on disease control, water quality monitoring and business management.

 

The Walmart Foundation grant will also help SFP develop a code of good practice for shrimp farmers.  In addition, it will help SFP engage with more than 2,000 small-scale farmers of which a third are women who play a particularly pivotal role in family-owned shrimp hatcheries.

 

Information: Anton Immink, Aquaculture Director, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, 4348 Waialae Avenue #692, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, USA (email info@sustainablefish.org, webpage http://www.sustainablefish.org).

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (undercurrent@undercurrentnews.com).  Walmart, SFP Team Up on Asian Aquaculture Improvement.  January 29, 2015.

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