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August 28 2015

Latin America

UN and OPEC Project to Improve Shrimp Farming


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) have partnered to improve shrimp production and value in Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua.


An agreement was reached between UNIDO and OFID this week in Vienna, Austria, to provide $300,000 in grant funding for the project.  Altogether the supply chain improvement program is valued at $900,000.  The project will benefit various segments of the shrimp industry in the participating countries, particularly small-scale shrimp farmers, shrimp farming companies, feed mills, processors, transporters and marketers.


Information: Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director General, The OPEC Fund for International Development, Parkring 8, A-1010 Vienna, Austria (phone  +43-1-515-64-0, fax +43-1-513-92-38, email, webpage


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  United Nations and OPEC Project Plans to Increase Shrimp Production in Central and South America.  Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email  August 26, 2015.


Source: Business Wire.  NCKU Research Team Develops White Spot Syndrome Virus Resistant Shrimp.  August 25, 2015.

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