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Record number 559430
Title Using board games to raise awareness and skills for sustainable shrimp farming in Vietnam
Author(s) Tran Thi Phung, H.; Nguyen, Thi Phuong; Tong Quoc, Hiep; Bosma, R.H.; Ligtenberg, A.; Rodela, R.; Bregt, A.K.
Source In: Book of abstracts of the 12th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (AFAF). - - p. 321 - 321.
Event 12th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (AFAF), Iloilo, 2019-04-08/2019-04-12
Department(s) Centre for Crop Systems Analysis
WIAS
Aquaculture and Fisheries
PE&RC
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
Information Technology
Dean & Managers Office
Directie
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2019
Abstract Along its coast, the Vietnamese Mekong Delta has protected mangrove forests andbehind this a buffer zone of Integrated Mangrove Shrimp farms (IMS). Voluntaryadoption of IMS beyond the buffer zone is hampered by assumptions of farmersand policy-makers about profits compared to intensive shrimp monoculture.ALEGAMS developed a board-game allowing farmers to experience the financialconsequences of their decisions in shrimp farming, and assessed the effect ofplaying the board-game on farmer's learning and willingness to adopt IMS. Theplayers stated to have learned about Investment 8, operation costs, Management& technologies, IMS' profits, and risks of Intensive shrimp farming. Several monthafter having played 1-3 sessions, farmer's behavior had changed: slightly higherfrequency of weekly consultations and more persons consulted on practices &diseases, but increased suspicion about veterinary salesman, and technologytake-up after one training increased from 30 to 43%
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