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ADARD held Constituent Assembly and confirms Statutes in La Vega
Thursday, 13 October 2016
ADARD held Constituent Assembly and confirms Statutes in La Vega

On Friday September 30, 2016 the Association for the Development of Aquaponics in the Dominican Republic (ADARD) held its Constituent Assembly and the Statutes were confirmed by the founding members of this important association. The purpose of this Assembly was to incorporate ADARD to help with the management of projects for fishermen's associations in the country.

The ADARD has 61 founding members and was created in Guaguí, La Vega, as part of the training activities for producers and interested people in aquaculture in the Dominican Republic sponsored by the PESCADO Project (www.iaa.do). This project was funded bythe ACP Group of the European Union under the successful Edulink II Programme. So far more than 250 farmers, fishermen and stakeholders in the aquaculture production chain in the Dominican Republic and Guyana have already been trained directly by the Project PESCADO.

The ADARD has supported the creation of three fishermen's associations in the Rincón Dam, which also received technical support to submit proposals to the Special Fund for Agricultural Development (FEDA) This funds promotes aquaculture through the production of tilapias and other species in floating cages and ponds. It is expected that at least three projects will be implemented in the Rincón Dam to improve the lives of fishermen who have seen decreased their income from fishing and thus the number of active fishermen from 350 to 82 in the last 10 years.


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