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FREE Training in Aquaculture and Aquaponics in the Caribbean

7th December, 2021

Aquaculture and aquaponics training for food security and climate resilience

The workshops are free and will be taught in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English

The Mexico-CARICOM-FAO Initiative, Cooperation for adaptation and resilience to climate change in the Caribbean, or Resilient Caribbean Initiative is a joint effort led by the Government of the United Mexican States, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID). It is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and started supporting CARICOM countries since 2018. The Initiative aims to assist countries by piloting resilience-building solutions in a) the water-energy-food nexus, b) school feeding programs and c) resilient aquaculture. It aims to facilitate access to climate finance and strengthen national and/or regional capacities through South-South Cooperation. The Initiative targets actions that contribute to reducing the impacts of global shocks such as climate change and COVID-19 on household livelihoods, food availability, national and local food trade, markets, and agricultural supply chains.

The Resilient Aquaculture for Food Security and Well-being in the Caribbean project is being implemented via South-South Cooperation support from CIBNOR, INAPESCA and CONAPESCA. Its main objective is to increase the contribution of aquaculture to food security, nutrition, and livelihoods in the participating countries (Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago). The intended outcome is that farmers are trained and empowered through increased livelihoods, better production, greater market influence and greater community recognition of their role in the provision of healthy food through economically viable, ecologically sustainable, and socially acceptable aquaculture practices. Farmers will receive support through the provision of equipment and materials for increased production and training on best production practices, marketing and access to finance.

The training will consist of five training sessions that will be facilitated by FAO and the Northeast Biological Research Centre (CIBNOR), a scientific and academic research institution working in the field of biological sciences and in the use, management and preservation of natural resources.

In the five sessions, participants will learn about different topics:

First session: November 10 - Introduction to one-way aquaponic and aquaponic systems (Mexico-Japan model)

Second Session: November 29 - Integrated aquaculture with aquaculture recirculation systems and biofloc technology

Third Session: December 7, 2021- Food security in aquaponics systems: fish and plants

Fourth Session: January 14, 2022 - Use of energy and renewable alternatives in Aquaculture. Includes solar drying techniques

Fifth Session: January 28, 2022 - Economic and marketing aspects in the aquaponic system

The full program can be found here- Aquaculture and aquaponics training for food security and climate resilience (

Interested individuals can sign up for the training via the Zoom platform at Aquaculture and aquaponics training for food security and climate resilience (