publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Enhancing Profitability of Pond Aquaculture in Ghana through Resource Management and Environmental Best Management Practices

Ansah, Yaw Boamah;
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  • Published: 09 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The accelerating pace of growth of aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa has received much positive appraisal because of the potential of the industry to contribute to economic development and food security by providing jobs and animal protein. Adoption of best management practices (BMPs) holds the potential to ameliorate the related environmental impacts of aquaculture, such as in the amounts of nutrients and sediment that will enter natural water bodies from earthen pond effluents. The goals of this study were to characterize adoption of aquaculture BMPs on small-scale, pond-based farms in Ghana, and to assess selected economic, social, and environmental outcomes ...
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free text keywords: Effluent management, Tilapia growth models, Information-theoretic statistics, Innovation adoption, Economic impact assessment, Economic surplus, Enterprise budget, Monte Carlo simulation, Environmental impact
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