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close this bookDisease Prevention and Health Management in Coastal Shrimp Culture, Sri Lanka. (1997)
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Open this folder and view contents4.0 Recommendations to FAO Regarding the Development Expertise in Aquatic Animal Health, Quarantine and Certification in Sri Lanka
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Annex V Revised Project Schedule

Revised Table of Detailed Project Activities.

No.

Activity

Time Frame

Responsibility

Status

1.

Appointment of the National Project Director

March 1997

MOFARD/NPD

Completed

2.

NARA should identify the officers to be engaged in the project implementation.

March 1997

NPD/NARA
SFASL

Completed

3.

Completion of the MOFARD's proposed Shrimp Farming Training and Extension Centre (SFTEC) at Chilaw

March 1997

NPD

Completed

4.

Transfer the MOFARD/AQD's Fish Health Officer (FHO) to the proposed centre at Chilaw

Mid April 1997

NPD

Completed

5.

FAO/FIRI Fish Health Specialist will visit the project to finalise/fine tune the project implementation arrangements. Duration two weeks. Terms of Reference annexed

March 1997

FAO

Completed

6.

Selection of sites for farmer training and field research programmes. The sites will be selected from private farms and this activity requires discussions between the SFASL, MOFARD/FHO, and NARA.

April 1997

NPD/FAO/Dr Simon Smith

Completed

7.

An international consultant on shrimp health management (Consultant 1) to be mobilised for one month. Terms of Reference annexed. Consultant 1 will finalise the selected sites and advise the NPD. FHO, SFASL, and NARA officers on establishing the relevant experiments at the selected experimental sites. The details of the pilot experiments to be conducted will be provided to the Consultant 1 by the FAO/FIRI Fish Health Specialist following his mission in March 1997. Consultant 1 will identify the equipment necessary to upgrade NARA and MOFARD Extension Centre at Chilaw (see Recommendations).

April to May 1997

NPD/FAORAP/ FAO

Completed

8.

Appointment and first meeting of the Progress Review Committee (see Recommendations). This meeting should coincide with the visit of the Shrimp Health Consultant, Dr Simon Smith.

Early May 1997

NPD/Dr Smith

Completed

9.

First local training workshop aimed at 50-70 farmers in a location/site selected by NPD/SLSFA/Dr Smith and as described. Workshop should coincide with the visit of Consultant 1 (see Recommendations).

May 1997

NPD/SLSFA/Dr Simon Smith

Completed

10.

Overseas training at AAHRI/Bangkok on shrimp health management for two officers (MOFARD/AQD and NARA) and PCR technology training for one technician from NARA (see Recommendations).

Mid May 1997

FAORAP/NPD FAO/HQ

Completed

11.

Second local training programme

Early June 1997

NPD/SLSFA

Completed

12.

Purchase of equipment including PCR equipment

End June 1997

NPD/FAORAP
Dr Simon Smith

Ordered; awaiting arrival

13.

Identification and recruitment of a national legal consultant (Consultant 2) for one month to collect and study the national regulations and legislation on aquaculture and to work together with international legal consultant during her mission (see Recommendations and new TOR)

December 1997*

NPD/FAORAP
FAO/LEGN

To be done

14.

Third local training programme

Early July 1997

NPD/SLSFA

Completed

15.

An international legal consultant (Consultant 3) to be identified and recruited. Consultant 3 will visit the project for a period of three weeks to review the aquaculture legislation, assess requirements, and present options. Consultant 3 will communicate and work with Consultant 2 before and during her visit to the project to maximise the efficiency. Terms of Reference are attached. Duration: 3 weeks + 1 week report writing (see Recommendations).

March 1988; to be done in conjunction with #25*

NPD/FAORAP
FAO/LEGN

To be done

16.

At the end of the consultancy. Consultant 3 will hold a short (half a days) seminar/workshop with the concerned senior government officials, together with the relevant MOFARD and NARA officials.

March 1998; to be done in conjunction with #25*

NPD/FAOLEGN

To be done

17.

Third local training programme

End July 1997

NPD/SLSFA

Completed

18.

NARA research programme on PCR screening for SEMBV to be operational and activities to be continued until October 1998.*

End July 1997; collections begun in August 1997; analyses to begin in January 1998*

NPD/NARA
SLSFA/FHO

Active

19.

Second Progress Review Committee

Early August 1997

NPD

Completed; September 1997*

20.

Fourth local training workshop

17 October 1997*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

21.

An international consultant on aquatic animal quarantine and health certification (Consultant 4) will visit the project for a period of three weeks. Consultant 4 will work closely with the MOFARD/FHO, NARA staff, and the SFASL in reviewing and developing the appropriate practical guidelines on aquatic animal quarantine and health certification. Terms of Reference annexed.

Late August 1997

FAORAP/NPD FAOHQ

Completed;

September/ October 1997*

22.

Fifth local training workshop to coincide with the visit of Consultant 4.

31 October 1997*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

23.

FAO/FIRI environmental officer (Consultant 5) will visit the project for a period of three weeks to conduct an investigation to study the environmental problems with respect to shrimp farming in Sri Lanka with a view to providing advice and develop necessary guidelines to ensure the sector sustainability. The environmental officer will work with the NPD. FHO, and the relevant MOFARD/NARA officials. Terms of Reference annexed. Duration 3 weeks plus 1 week report writing.

March 1998; to be done in conjunction with #25*

NPD/FAORAP
FAOHQ

To be done

24.

Mid-term evaluation/second technical backstopping mission by the FAO/FIRI Fish Health Specialist. The specialist will review the progress of the project, with special reference to the research programme, and help the NARA and MOFARD officers to analyse the data. Terms of Reference will be developed by the FAO/FIRI Fish Health Specialist by August 1997. Duration two weeks.

March 1998; to be done in conjunction with #25*

NPD/FAORAP
FAOHQ

To be done

25.

Public Seminar Workshop on shrimp culture, the environment and health management. The workshop will be sponsored by DFCC and EDB with some financial inputs from FAO under training budget. Number of international experts including Consultants 4 and 5, FAO/FIRI fish health specialist will also act as resource persons. Duration 2 days. Terms of Reference for the Public Seminar will be developed by FAO/FIRI Fish Health Specialist, in consultation with NPD, DFCC, EDB, etc., by the end of May 1997.

March 1998*

NPD/FAOHQ
DFCC/EDB
SLSFA/NARA

To be done

26.

Sixth local training workshop to coincide with the visit of Consultant 5.

7 November 1997*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

27.

Third Progress Review Committee to coincide with the FAO Mid-term Review Mission

December 1997*

NPD

To be done

28.

NARA Research continues

October 1997

NPD/FHO/NARA

To be done

29.

Seventh local training workshop

21 November 1997*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

30.

Eighth local training workshop

5 December 1997*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

31.

Ninth local training workshop

19 December 1997*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

32.

Fourth Progress Review Committee Meeting

March 1998; to be done in conjunction with #25*

NPD

To be done

33.

Initiation of the split-centre PhD research/training programme with NARA and Mahidol University in Thailand. The candidate will travel to Thailand for a period of three months and return to Sri Lanka to conduct research at NARA. The completion of the research work is the responsibility of NARA and the candidate concerned (See Recommendations). The Government of Sri Lanka and MOFARD will secure funds from another source to provide travel and stipend for the candidate to travel to Bangkok for writing up the thesis.

January 1998

NPD/NARA
FAORAP
FAOHQ

Cancelled

34.

A consultant (Consultant 6) on aquaculture product quality control and inspection (an officer from the FIIU) will visit the project for a period of two weeks to evaluate the actual status of the implementation of inspection and quality assurance of aquaculture products in Sri Lanka with a view to providing recommendations for corrections and improvements, if needed, and also to training a group of core personnel from the government and industry in the field of the design and application of the HACCP concept to aquaculture products. Consultant 6 will conduct a 3-4 day training programme on HACCP procedures. Duration 2 weeks. Terms of Reference annexed.

February 1998

NPD/FAORAP
FAOFIIU
FAOHQ

To be done

35.

Special training workshop on HACCP will be conducted by Consultant 6 during his visit to the project. Duration one day.

Mid February 1998

NPD/SECO
SLSI/FAORAP

To be done

36.

Tenth local training workshop

9 January 1998*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

37.

Short-term visit (two weeks) by Consultant 1 to the project to provide further advice. Consultant 1 will examine the research progress made by the NARA team. He will also study the necessity of further support for the sector and will advise the Government of Sri Lanka and FAO on formulating a project proposal for donor funding. Duration 2 weeks.

March 1998

NPD/FAORAP
FAOHQ

To be done

38.

Eleventh local training workshop

23 January 1998

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

39.

Fifth Progress Review Committee

March 1998*

NPD

To be done

40.

Twelfth local training workshop

6 February 1998*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

41.

Thirteenth local training workshop

27 February 1998*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

42.

Fourteenth local training workshop

6 March 1998*

NPD/SLSFA

To be done

43.

Second Public Seminar/Workshop on shrimp farming in Sri Lanka: past, present, and future, on the basis of the findings of the project. Duration 2 days. This workshop is to be coupled with the project terminal workshop to wrap up the project. Two officers from FAO/HQ will act as resource persons and DFCC and EDB will provide assistance to bring 2-3 resource persons from overseas. Regional Aquaculture Officer from FAO/RAP (Bangkok) will also join the workshop as a resource person. This final workshop will partly be sponsored by the EDB and DFCC and will discuss the alternate production strategies, environmental friendly shrimp culture and the future of shrimp health management in Sri Lanka. Duration 2 days. Terms of Reference will be developed towards the end of the project.

November 1998*

NPD/FAOHQ
DFCC/EDB
SLSFA

To be done

44.

Sixth and final Progress Review Committee Meeting to coincide with the Project Terminal Workshop.

November 1998*

NPD

To be done

45.

Project termination

December 1998*

NPD/FAORAP
FAOHQ/NARA
SLSFA

To be done

* indicates activity which has been rescheduled.