Lunes, Enero 28, 2013
Market potential for aquaculture products in Europe
By Ignacio Llorente and others.
With the objective of providing information that allows companies in the aquaculture sector to explore the opportunities and possibilities to undertake export activities to the different European countries, this group of authors has designed and implemented a market follow up system. Commercial information of ten important European cities has been gathered in a period of two years in order to make it happen. This scheme works as a support tool when making decisions through a web platform settled on a server connected to a data base.
Collective brands: A tool for territorial development
By Teresa Santofimio Varón and others.
At present it is almost impossible to leave out innovation of any product or service, and referring to a regional brand is also a way to differentiate and innovate. It is within this area that the importance of managing collective brands arises as a key feature for the development of the different types of companies and regions: collective brands mean that small producers get together in order to gain strength to trade products with added value. An example of this is the ongoing development in Tolima, Colombia.
Current situation of "paiche" farming in Peru
By Fred Chu-Koo and others.
Market studies in Europe and specialist opinions indicate that "paiche" is the Amazonian fish species with greater projection by the end of this year in Perú. The strong fishing pressure has lead to a drastic reduction of its biomass. It is because of this that the Peruvian government has been making tireless efforts to preserve this species, by boosting fishing management plans in natural areas and aquaculture farms for about 15 years now. Results of this measures have been quite positive. This article shows the progress achieved in the research, the production of seeds and "paiche" meat in the region of Loreto.
Tuna farming: CIAT laboratory in Achotines, Panama
By Daniel Margulies and others.
The American Tropical Tuna Comission (CIAT) runs the laboratory of Achotines in Panama, where, since 1996, captive yellowfin tuna are spawned. This is the one and only research center in the world that has tuna eggs and larvae available for research through the whole year. Their facilities are also used to breed other native species such as snappers and croakers. Local and foreign professionals work together in the laboratory alongside with CIAT technicians.
Food handlers: A necessary commitment to food safety
By Boris Bogoslavsky
Accomplishing a safe and innocuous supply of food demands a global effort, rational and coordinated, should be a responsibility shared by all of those who participate in the chain of distribution. This chain begins with the origin of the food, and ends in the consumer's table. All along this process , food handlers play a key part to avoid food contamination and deterioration. This paper proposes a way for this commitment r to be formalized by workers.
The global crisis of nutrition and mental disorders
By Michael Crawford
Last century's paradigm in terms of nutrition was the protein. There used to be a tacit assumption that the brain needs were the same as for body growth. We now know that this is not the case, and that the long-chain fatty acids along with trace elements basically coming from the sea are the key to correct brain development, long before birth occurs. Marine agriculture could solve much of the supply of these kind of products.