CIBNOR
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C.

 

aquaponics

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.

GENERAL COORDINATION

Dr. Bernardo Murillo Amador

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S.C. (CIBNOR)

Tel. 612-123-84-84 Ext. 3440

MEXICO CARICOM-FAO COORDINATION

Jacinto Buenfil

Policy Officer Environment and Climate Change

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Bridgetown, Barbados

Tel: +1 246 492 2002 ext 256

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LOGISTIC COORDINATION

Lic. Silvia Yolanda Alzaga Mayagoitia

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S.C. (CIBNOR)

Contact:
talleres.acuaponia@cibnor.mx

Workshops Instructors Subjects of study Schedule Proposed date

Introduction to the aquaponic and unidirectional aquaponic systems (Mexico-Japan, model)

Dr. Ilie S. Racotta Dimitrov (coordinator)

  1. Ing. Carlos León. BOFISH.
  2. Dr. Ilie S. Racotta Dimitrov.
  3. Téc. Pedro Luna García.
  4. MSc. Ayenia Rosales Nieblas.
  5. Dr. Enrique Troyo Diéguez.
  6. Dr. Gregorio Lucero Vega.
  7. M. en C. Álvaro González Michel.
  1. Introduction to aquaponic systems.
  2. The unidirectional aquaponic model.
  3. What is hydroponics?
  4. Hydroponic techniques.
  5. Types of substrates.
  6. Hydroponics with substrate insert.
  7. Hydroponics in nutrient film technique (nft).
  8. Hydroponics in floating root.
  9. Obtaining seedlings.
  10. Preparation for sowing in hydroponics in floating root.
  11. Parameters to consider in hydroponics.
  12. Obtaining nutrients from tilapia culture in unidirectional aquaponics.
  13. Agronomic management of hydroponic crops with aquaculture effluents. Case studies: green leafy vegetables.
  14. Current and future availability of water for irrigation in arid zones.
  15. Aquaponics as a strategy for efficient use of water and soil in agriculture.
  16. Estimation of irrigation needs in aquaponics.
  17. Irrigation operation in linear aquaponics system.
  18. Background.
  19. Introduction.
  20. Types of Meteorological Stations.
  21. Automatic Meteorological Station.
  22. Agroclimatic instrumentation, sensors, and variables.
  23. General information.
  24. Epan tray
  25. Conclusions.

Field tests:

  1. Installation of a weather station configuration, maintenance
  2. Acclimate. Infiltration rate

La Paz, BCS, Mexico
10:00 to 14:00 hours

Mexico City
11:00 to 15:00 hours

Caribbean
13:00 to 16:00 hours

November 10, 2021

Integrated aquaculture with recirculating aquaculture systems and biofloc technology

Dr. Francisco Javier Magallón Barajas (coordinator)

  1. Dr. Masato Endo.
  2. Dr. Itsuo Kuzasa.
  3. Dr. Alfonso Maeda Martínez.
  4. Dr. Francisco Magallón Barajas.
  5. Dr. Juan Larrinaga Mayoral.
  6. Lic. Enrique Murillo Moreno and collaborators.
  1. Production of fry and fish up to 6 grams at the Nayarit Unit.
  2. Production of 6–60-gram fish in bio floc technology systems.
  3. Production of 60–600-gram fish in recirculating aquaculture systems in Biohelis.
  4. Production of 60-600 grams fish in recirculating aquaculture systems in Los Planes.
  5. Aquaponic farming systems worldwide.

La Paz, BCS, Mexico
10:00 to 14:00 hours

Mexico City
11:00 to 15:00 hours

Caribbean
13:00 to 16:00 hours

November 29, 2021
Biosecurity, Post-hardvest Handling and Food safety of Aquaculture Products

M.D. Martin Aguilar García (coordinator)

  1. Dr. Jaime Holguín Peña.
  2. M.D. Martin Aguilar García and collaborators.
  1. Importance of Food Safety management systems.
  2. Risks and dangers of food contamination.
  3. Good Hygiene Practices (GHP).
  4. Wildlife management.
  5. Productive infrastructure.
  6. Training and skills development.
  7. Validation of procedures.
  8. Main pests and diseases in aquaponic systems.
  9. Management of phytosanitary supplies in aquaponic systems.

La Paz, BCS, Mexico
10:00 to 14:00 hours

Mexico City
11:00 to 15:00 hours

Caribbean
13:00 to 16:00 hours

December 07, 2021

Energy use and renewable alternatives in Aquaculture. Includes Solar Drying Techniques

Dr. Joaquín Gutiérrez Jaguey (coordinator)

  1. Dr. Joaquín Gutiérrez Jaguey.
  2. Dr. Miguel Ángel Porta Gándara and collaborators.
  1. Renewable energies.
  2. Photovoltaic System.
  3. Design of the Photovoltaic System.
  4. Configuration of the Photovoltaic System.
  5. Operation of the Photovoltaic System.
  6. Maintenance of the Photovoltaic System.
  7. Solar drying techniques.

La Paz, BCS, Mexico
10:00 to 14:00 hours

Mexico City
11:00 to 15:00 hours

Caribbean
13:00 to 16:00 hours

January 14, 2022

Marketing, and economical aspects in the aquaponic system

Dr. Juan A. Larrinaga Mayoral (coordinator)

  1. Dr. Juan A. Larrinaga Mayoral.
  2. Dr. Hajime Kobayashi.
  3. Ing. Carlos León.
  1. In order know how much to sell, you need to know how much you are going to produce.
  2. What are costs?
  3. How to calculate production costs?
  4. Distribution of production costs
  5. How do I calculate my profit?
  6. Net income = gross income - cost of production.
  7. Access to markets.

La Paz, BCS, Mexico
10:00 to 14:00 hours

Mexico City
11:00 to 15:00 hours

Caribbean
13:00 to 16:00 hours

January 28, 2022

 

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