Within the framework of cooperation with Sweden University of Agriculture (SLU, Sweden), on the morning of February 06, 2017 at An Giang University took place the International workshop on "Small-scale aquaculture in Africa and Southeast Asia". Attending the workshop were professors, PhDs, PhD students and representatives from Sweden, Tanzania, Cambodia, Australia and Vietnam.

In opening remarks, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang, Principal of An Giang University, thanked the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) for supporting An Giang University to improve its capacity through education, training and technology transfer; also, he hoped this workshop would be a good opportunity for the delegates to share knowledge and ideas of long-term cooperation.

At the workshop, participants listened to the reports on: Overview of the role and position of aquaculture; Overview of small-scale aquaculture in Tanzania (Africa); Introduction of researches of small-scale catfish culturing in the Mekong Delta - opportunities and challenges; the role of aquaculture with adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta; aquaculture situation in Cambodia. 

In addition, within the workshop framework, from February 06 to February 10, 2017, participants also discussed and composed outlines for the "Farmer School" project; at the same time, they visited tilapia ponds, catfish ponds, green crayfish ponds in Long Xuyen city, Thoai Son district, Chau Phu district and Chau Doc city, An Giang province. 

Huỳnh Cam - TV (Translate by Le Do Thai)

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