Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 580

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming


Edited by

Diego Valderrama
Assistant Professor
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
United States of America

Junning Cai
Aquaculture Officer
Aquaculture Branch
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy

Nathanael Hishamunda
Senior Aquaculture Officer
Aquaculture Branch
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy

and

Neil Ridler
FAO Consultant
New Brunswick, Canada




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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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ABSTRACT

Valderrama, D., Cai, J., Hishamunda, N. & Ridler, N., eds. 2013.
Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 580. Rome, FAO. 204 pp.

Carrageenan is a gelling agent extracted from red seaweeds and it has multiple applications in the food processing and other industries. Increasing demand for carrageenan has led to rapid expansion of carrageenan seaweed (primarily Kappaphycus and Eucheuma) farming in tropical areas. This expansion is expected to continue, but many issues need to be addressed to enable the sector to develop its full potential in contributing towards sustainable livelihoods, human development and social well-being. Including six country case studies and a global synthesis, this document provides a comprehensive and balanced assessment of the economic, social and governance dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming. Information and insights provided by this document should facilitate evidence-based decision-makings in both the public and private sectors.


CONTENTS

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms

Introduction

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming:
a global synthesis

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Economic performance of carrageenan seaweed farming

 

4

Social performance of carrageenan seaweed farming

 

5

Governance and institutions

 

6

Lesson learned and the way forward

 

References

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming
in Indonesia

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Carrageenan seaweed farming: economic and social performance

 

4

Governance and institutions

 

5

Challenges and the way forward

 

References

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming
in the Philippines

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Carrageenan seaweed farming: economic and social performance

 

4

Governance and institutions

 

5

Challenges and the way forward

 

References

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming
in United Republic of Tanzania

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Carrageenan seaweed farming: economic and social performance

 

4

Governance and institutions

 

5

Challenges and the way forward

 

References

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming
in Solomon Islands

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Carrageenan seaweed farming: economic and social performance

 

4

Governance and institutions

 

5

Challenges and the way forward

 

References

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming
in India

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Carrageenan seaweed farming: economic and social performance

 

4

Governance and institutions

 

5

Challenges and the way forward

 

References

Social and economic dimensions of carrageenan seaweed farming
in Mexico

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Carrageenan seaweed production and value chain

 

3

Carrageenan seaweed farming: economic and social performance

 

4

Way forward

 

References


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