|Aquaculture Boost in Sulu|
Members of the Tongtong Seaweed Growers Association attend an aquaculture production workshop conducted by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program in Hajji Panglima Tahil, Sulu. The association, composed mostly of former Moro National Liberation Front combatants and their families, received training on the fundamentals of higher-value aquaculture, live fish transport and marketing under GEM’s Targeted Commodity Expansion Project. Since 2002, more than 11,000 ex-fighters and family members have been trained by the GEM Program, under the oversight of the Mindanao Economic Development Council, to produce higher-value aquaculture products such as abalone, grouper, prawn and milkfish.
Published in www.mindanao.com, November 24, 2009