Nov 07, 2019
Sanara Hor assists the team in leveling the pond area at Royal University of Agriculture’s Fish Research Farm (RUA), where Cambodian fish producers and future students will study aquaculture.
WISHH and project partners have broken ground on a new training facility for the CAST aquaculture project in Cambodia.
Pond renovation began earlier this fall at the at the Royal University of Agriculture’s Fish Research Farm (RUA), where Cambodian fish producers and future students will study aquaculture.
Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade-Cambodia (CAST) is a USDA Food for Progress Project to accelerate production of high-demand fish species for the Cambodian market, develop a lasting aquaculture industry and promote Cambodian-raised fish. CAST strengthens local production of high-quality feed and fish and builds a profitable market system for aquaculture products. Through CAST, Cambodia’s private sector and universities work closely with U.S. soybean growers and businesses as well as academic and non-governmental organizations.
The renovation is scheduled for completion in November 2019. The design was supported by Can Tho University in Vietnam, the contractor was selected by WISHH and partners, Kansas State University and CE SAaIN.