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close this bookBetter Farming Series 27 - FreshWater Fish Farming: How to Begin (FAO, 1979, 43 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
View the documentPlan of work
close this folderIntroduction
View the documentWhat is fish farming?
View the documentWhy do we raise fish?
View the documentWhat do you need to raise fish?
View the documentHow do we begin?
close this folderThe pond
View the documentWhere to put your fish pond
View the documentCompost to fertilize your pond
View the documentHow to dig your pond
close this folderThe water
View the documentFilling your pond
View the documentFertilizing the water in the pond
View the documentHow to make compost
View the documentPutting the fish into your pond
View the documentFeeding your fish
View the documentTaking care of your pond
close this folderHarvesting your fish
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View the documentWhat to do with your baby fish
View the documentWhat to do with your big fish
View the documentNow you must begin again
View the documentSuggested question paper


This manual is an adaptation of the extension booklet "Simon Raises Fish", based on a technical concept of J.W. Miller, FAO Fish Culture Extension Adviser (original graphic interpretation by Jerry Stafford, U.S. Peace Corps). It is one of a series that is finding widespread use at the intermediate level of agricultural education and training.

The original extension booklet was studied and tested in the following projects in the Central African Republic:

· UNDP/FAO Fish Culture Extension Project
· OTS Community Development Project
· U.S. Peace Corps Fish Culture Programme

This version has been prepared by the Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service, Fishery Resources and Environment Division (FIRI), of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Further adaptation can be made to the text according to local climatic and ecological conditions.

Requests for permission to issue this manual in other languages are welcomed. Such applications should be addressed to: Director, Publications Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.