Aquaculture In Desert And Arid Lands Development Constraints And Opportunities: Fao Technical Workshop. 6-9 July 2010, Hermosillo, Mexico: Fao Fisheri by Food And Agriculture Organization (fao)Aquaculture In Desert And Arid Lands Development Constraints And Opportunities: Fao Technical Workshop. 6-9 July 2010, Hermosillo, Mexico: Fao Fisheri by Food And Agriculture Organization (fao)

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Aquaculture in desert and arid lands has been growing steadily over the last decade thanks to the modern technologies and alternative energy sources that have allowed water in these places of extremes to be exploited more effectively and more efficiently, using it for both crop irrigation and production of fish. This publication presents the evolution of desert and arid lands aquaculture in the past few decades in seven countries and regions (Australia, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Southern Africa, the United States of America and Central Asia) describing the achievements of a number of farming operations, which demonstrate the significant potential for farming commercial aquatic organisms using geothermal, fresh and brackish waters. The global overview on desert aquaculture development shows, through the use of maps and tables, those countries with vast extensions of arid territories that should be better investigated for potential aquaculture development. Limiting factors were extensively discussed during the workshop, and several measures were identified and proposed. Desert conditions are characterized by high day temperatures, cold winter nights, high solar radiation, scarce precipitation and very low relative humidity. The experts reached consensus on the definition of aquaculture in the desert and arid lands, which was defined as follows: "Aquaculture activities practiced in desert and arid lands characterized by low precipitation (<_25020_mm2f_year29_2c_20_high20_solar20_radiation2c_20_high20_rate20_of20_evaporation2c_20_using20_subsurface20_and20_surface20_water22_.20_at20_the20_end20_of20_the20_workshop2c_20_a20_series20_of20_recommendations20_were20_elaborated20_by20_the20_experts20_to20_assist20_fao20_member20_countries20_wishing20_to20_generate20_a20_favorable20_national20_environment20_to20_promote20_sustainable20_aquaculture20_development.20_limited20_water20_supply20_remains20_the20_single20_largest20_constraint20_for20_aquaculture20_development20_in20_arid20_and20_semi-arid20_regions3b_20_however2c_20_where20_the20_resource20_is20_available2c_20_the20_development20_of20_integrated20_aqua-agriculture20_systems20_may20_certainly20_provide20_economic20_output20_opportunities20_from20_such20_resource-limited20_regions.20_such20_farming20_systems20_may20_also20_enable20_the20_production20_of20_highly20_priced20_fish2c_20_vegetables20_and20_fruits20_all20_year20_round. _mm2f_year29_2c_="" high="" solar="" _radiation2c_="" rate="" of="" _evaporation2c_="" using="" subsurface="" and="" surface="" _water22_.="" at="" the="" end="" _workshop2c_="" a="" series="" recommendations="" were="" elaborated="" by="" experts="" to="" assist="" fao="" member="" countries="" wishing="" generate="" favorable="" national="" environment="" promote="" sustainable="" aquaculture="" development.="" limited="" water="" supply="" remains="" single="" largest="" constraint="" for="" development="" in="" arid="" semi-arid="" _regions3b_="" _however2c_="" where="" resource="" is="" _available2c_="" integrated="" aqua-agriculture="" systems="" may="" certainly="" provide="" economic="" output="" opportunities="" from="" such="" resource-limited="" regions.="" farming="" also="" enable="" production="" highly="" priced="" _fish2c_="" vegetables="" fruits="" all="" year="">

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Title:Aquaculture In Desert And Arid Lands Development Constraints And Opportunities: Fao Technical…Format:PaperbackDimensions:211 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 20, 2015Publisher:Food & Agriculture Organization of the UnitedLanguage:English

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