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March 2, 2016

Vietnam

Organic Shrimp Farming in Ca Mau’s Mangroves

 

After three years of development, shrimp farmers in the Mangroves and Markets Project (MAM) have been able to significantly increase their income.  The project is carried out in the Nhung Mien and Dat Mui Protected Forests in Ngoc Hien District in Ca Mau Province—with 5,300 households on an area of 24,000 hectares!  “They now have higher productivity and prices for their organic shrimp, and get paid for environmental services,” said Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, project manager.

 

Households have received training in managing household waste and forest protection and have also been shown how to farm shrimp without commercial feeds or chemicals.  The training leads to Naturland Certification, which will allow farmers to charge five to ten percent more for their shrimp.

 

Source: Viet Nam News.  Organic Shrimp Farmers Protect Mangrove Forests.  March 1, 2016.

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