Freshwater Aquaculture's Contribution to Food Security in Vietnam: a Case Study of Freshwater Tilapia Aquaculture in Hai Duong Province

Published on: 07/24/2013
Author/s : Nguyen Van Huong and Tran Huu Cuong (Faculty of Accounting and Business Management, Hanoi University of Agriculture, Vietnam)

INTRODUCTIONAquaculture contributes to the livelihoods of the poor through improved food supply, employment and income opportunities. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FAO) has defined the role of fish aquaculture which contributes to national food self-sufficiency through direct consumption and through trade and exports.Supposed to be not a major solution for food security, current aquacu...

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July 24, 2013
Dear Dr. Huong,

Please let me know the comparison of Tilapia and Catfish productions of Vietnam over the past 5 years
Nguyen Van Huong Nguyen Van Huong
July 26, 2013
Sorry Upul Herath, Catfish data is not available to survey sites (Hai Duong Province). It is important aquacultural production for the Southern and partially-central Provinces. I believe that the food security of these areas has been improving significantly thank to catfish production.
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