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Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management - Concepts and experiences

10 November 2011
Small-scale aquaculture producers in developing countries are facing new opportunities and challenges related to market liberalization, globalization and increasingly tight quality and safety requirements for their products - making it harder to access markets. Collective action through participation in farmers' organizations can provide an effective mechanism to assist small-scale producers overcome these challenges and contribute to and influence modern market chains and trade. A recent FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management - Concepts and experiences, presents factors associated with successful farmers' organizations and guiding principles for supporting aquaculture farmers' organizations in developing countries.