Sustainable Crab Farming at Babli Lagoon, Shah Bander Distrcit Sujawal
Sustainable Crab Farming at Babli Lagoon, Shah Bander Distrcit Sujawal
Objectives and Goal
• Establishment of 8 acre crab-Fattening within the mangroves including value chain development being potential economic and aqua cultural richness for the best ecosystem.
• Determine the status of and constraints to mud crab aquaculture and how to overcome challenges through improved practices
• Espouse Innovative tools and techniques for transferring technology through trainings and refreshers for targeted fisher communities for crab farming with mangroves (The environment shield)
• Awareness capacity building programs through exposure visit to encourage farmers to adopt new techniques and motivating farmers to adopt modern methods of crab fattening and culture process through demonstration plots


Activities
• Establishment of 8 acre crab –Fattening at Shah bandar
• Plant 20 Acre of Mangroves trees
• Provide trainings to 250 crab farmers for new tools of crab farming
• Access of 250 fish-farmers to crab development and value chain
• Exposure visit for 90 farmers
• Pre Post scenario and poverty card measuring change


Establishment of 8 acre crab Fattening

• With the help of fisher communities 8 acre of crab farming Fattening will be established at targeted area of Shah bandar which has potential to sustain mangroves and farms/Fattening through new techniques
• Mangroves trees will be planted on 20 acre of water-shed for keeping both activities in lined and sheltered from failure. Adopted ways will help carry out activities smoothly


Trainings and refresher for targeted 250 fish-farmers

Trainings and refreshers will be provided to 250 crab farmers in the project phase through including forming Fisher Community Groups (FCGs) that will include importance of crab fattening; characteristics, lifecycle, food habit, reproductive cycle, and breeding process of crab. The main objective of the training will be to disseminate the improved and effective method of crab culture that would lower crab mortality rate, reduce the cost of production and increase the income of the crab farmers. Training also included merits of examining and maintaining the water salinity level, and soil and water pH level of the ponds.

Exposure visit to encourage farmers to adopt new techniques
Motivating farmers to adopt modern methods of crab fattening and culture process through demonstration 1 unit plot. Demonstration plot will be set up at single unit farm of 8 Shahbandar specific location to motivate other farmers to adopt modern methods of crab fattening and crab culture by exhibiting positive impact of these techniques.


Three plot will be used to demonstrate the effects of doing crab fattening and crab culture using these methods and will exhibit the comparative durability.


Awareness sessions and information desk for targeted farmers
A referral and information desk will be set up at project office to ensure the farmers’ access to any information pertaining to crab culture including technical and market related information. With the support of the project, leaflets with relevant information on crab culture process will be published for the farmers and have been distributed. Moreover, a Technical Officer and an Assistant Technical Officer regularly visit the farms for monitoring and provide necessary technical assistance.
Exploring feasibility of crab Fattening .
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sindh Sahil Welfare Association
Country:
Pakistan
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Operational Phase:
Phase 6
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,438.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 44,528.00
Project Number:
PAK/SGP/OP6/Y1/STAR/MF/2017/37
Start Date:
12/2017
End Date:
11/2018
Status:
Currently under execution

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Babli Lagoon, Post Office Chuhar Jamali, District Sujawal
Chuhar Jamali , Sindh , 73070

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Chatro Khatri
Phone:
+92-22-2108073
Fax:
+92-22-2108074
Email:

Address

House # 144, Defence Officers Housing Society, Phase 1
Hyderabad, 71000

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