Using board games to raise awareness and skills for sustainable shrimp farming in Vietnam

H. Tran Thi Phung, Thi Phuong Nguyen, Hiep Tong Quoc, R.H. Bosma, A. Ligtenberg, R. Rodela, A.K. Bregt

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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%
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstracts of the 12th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (AFAF)
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture for Sustainable Production and Nutrition
Pages321-321
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019
Event12th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (AFAF): Transforming Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture for Sustainable Production and Nutrition - Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo, Philippines
Duration: 8 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
https://www.afsconferences.net/category/afaf/

Conference

Conference12th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum (AFAF)
CountryPhilippines
CityIloilo
Period8/04/1912/04/19
Internet address

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