Maximizing Production Efficiency in a Three-Stage Integrated Agriculture System Using Taro, Tilapia, Aquatic Plants and Fancy Guppies
In September the PI retired. Guam WSARE Program had to identify a new PI and build a support team to complete project. Meetings with the farmer modified some details of the system and crop mix to lower cost and increase market returns.
To provide a system to produce food and fiber in the form of fish and taro leaves as well as additional income from ornamental fish and aquatic plants. The system is expected to annually produce 1200 pounds of tilapia and an undetermined amount of leaves, approximately 1,000 ornamental fish and possibly 1000 bunches of ornamental aquatic plants.
In the first year ordered tanks and many materials for the system.
The PI retired in September of 2007.
The first milestone was to appoint and have approved by WSARE a new PI.
Impacts and Contributions/Outcomes
This years primary contribution was to build a new team to complete the project.
Project materials were inventoried, and used in planning the system design and determination of needed purchases.
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