National Aquaculture Agency of Guinea (ANAG)

Mission: The main mission is to implement the government policy in the field of aquaculture.

ANAG is responsible for:

  • Participating in the definition of the policy and the elaboration of the regulation in the field of aquaculture;
  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating all activities and program relating to aquaculture, in collaboration with the technical services concerned;
  • To promote the implementation of sustainable, environmentally friendly aquaculture.

Vision/Strategy: his is part of the dynamic by requesting from partners TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT for development services through:

  • Mobilisation of technical assistance;
  • Training;
  • The realization of complementary studies;
  • The reinforcement of the operational capacity of the technical structures of aquaculture.

ANAG members involved in ASACHA

Training and Operations Officer;
Agence Nationale de l’Aquaculture de Guinée (ANAG);

Email: [email protected]




Specialist in fish farming development;
Deputy Coordinator of the Commercial and Family Fish Farming Project in Guinea (PISCOFAM); Cadre ANAG

E-mail: [email protected]



Sira Tenin SIDIBE
Aquaculture Engineer
Head of Value Chain and Gender Section
National Aquaculture Agency

Email: [email protected]

APDRA Pisciculture paysanne, France

Activities: Development

Mission/Vision/Strategy: APDRA aims to promote and develop sustainable peasant fish farming.

It is committed to:

  • Increasing and diversifying the resources of family farms.
  • Strengthen food security.
  • Supporting professional organisations representing the interests of peasant fish farming.
  • Defend and gain recognition for small-scale fish farming.

The association acts on a daily basis by respecting three principles of intervention:

  • Putting fish farmers, their activities and their families at the heart of the approach, taking into account local contexts.
  • To promote and create know-how and exchanges of practices within local networks.
  • Stimulate and support all forms of innovation without technological or cultural preconceptions in a process of co-construction and scientific validation.

Member of APDRA involved in ASACHA

Delphine LETHIMONNIER is an agricultural engineer specialising in animal production. After a first experience in tropical marine aquaculture, where she collaborated on artificial reproduction, genetic selection and domestication programmes, she joined APDRA in 2013 to manage fish farming development projects with family farms in Madagascar, Ivory Coast and Cameroon. Since 2019, she has been the scientific and technical coordinator of APDRA, where she supervises action research activities aimed at the agro-ecological intensification of family fish farms and leads scientific partnerships. The search for solutions is oriented towards the specific socio-economic realities of farms and local rural dynamics. The proposed intervention approach aims both to enhance local know-how and to produce new knowledge to support fish farming innovation.

Email: [email protected]

Can Tho University (CTU), Vietnam

Activities: education, research and technical transfer

Mission/Vision/Strategy: Offering undergraduate and graduate educational programs in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries. Conducting researches related to aquaculture development, aquatic environment, fisheries resource management, and marine biodiversity. Transferring technologies of aquaculture and fisheries to farmers and the commercial production sectors in the Mekong delta and related region.

Strategic goals: education, research and technical transfer with the contents: (i) seed production and farming of freshwater and brackish water species; (ii) live food culture and use; (iii) water quality analysis and pond management; (iv) fish nutrition analysis and feeding formulation in aquaculture; and (v) fish and crustacean disease analysis, diagnosis and treatment.

CTU member involved in ASACHA

Dr. Tran Le Cam Tu was born on 10 October 1982 in Can Tho, Vietnam. After BSc graduation in College of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Can Tho University (CAF – CTU), she started to work at CAF – CTU in 2006. She graduated MSc at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 2010 with an MSc thesis on “The energy partitioning of striped catfish”. Since 2012, Tran Tu is employed as a lecturer of Aquatic Animal Nutrition at Can Tho University. She participated in many small Vietnamese national/international collaborative projects about shrimp nutrition and/or freshwater fish nutrition. Tran Tu did her PhD at the Aquaculture and Fisheries Group of Wageningen University with the title “Factors affecting the quantity and quality of fecal waste in striped catfish” from 2015-2019. During her career, she published science papers both in Vietnamese and English.

Email address: [email protected]

Centre de Recherches Océanologiques (CRO), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Mission is to carry out the research necessary for  knowledge of the aquatic environment with a view to its preservation and protection and implementation of a rational exploitation and management of natural aquatic resources, which may be renewable or not, living or mineral.

CRO is responsible for:

  • promoting all technologies and devices that contribute to development through the enhancement of the aquatic environment,
  • providing scientific and technical information to the various social, professional and cultural circles concerned,
  • to contribute to training, research and through research,
  • to carry out research, production, expertise or advice in the fields of its competence for the benefit of external public or private partners

CRO members involved in ASACHA

Dr BLE Melecony Célestin. Research Director, specialist in aquaculture food, nutrition and trophic networks of aquaculture farming systems.

Head of the Aquaculture Department of the Centre de Recherches Océanologiques



Education and University Degrees

  1. Doctorate from the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Biotechnology, Speciality Food Science,
  2. Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A) de Biotechnologie et Amélioration des productions Végétales, University of Cocody-Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  3. Master of Science in Biochemistry, University of Cocody-Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Field of research

  • Fish nutrition and feeding (Biology and physiology of nutrition, Feed formulation, Evaluation of digestive use of feed, Feeding practice);
  • Aquaculture and aquaculture water quality (intensive, semi-intensive and extensive farming, evaluation of the sanitary status of aquaculture waters and products)

Research topics

  1. Valorisation of by-products and local raw materials in fish feed;
  2. Study of natural nutrient transfers between primary scales and fish in a farming system;
  3. Study of the quality of the environment and of aquaculture products;
  4. Study of the zootechnical potential of new species and improvement of farming techniques.

Email : [email protected]


Dr KOUMI AHOU RACHEL is an associate researcher at LAVSE-UAO. She is a nutritionist and is in charge of the Valorisation and Innovation approach at the CRO. She is a specialist in aquaculture and in the study of the value chain of fish farming in Ivory Coast.

Email: [email protected]

Montpellier Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISEM), France

Activities: Research and development

The Aquaculture, Biodiversity and Health (AQUABIOS) team develops research on the themes of sustainable aquaculture, biodiversity and health.

The world’s fish production comes mainly from inland freshwater (90%). In the current context of global changes and the need to change practices towards more resilient aquaculture systems, the team is developing approaches based on ecological intensification (e.g. IMTA), which consists of increasing the efficiency of systems with ecological levers while increasing the production and health quality of aquatic animals. The team’s research also focuses on understanding the links between local aquatic biodiversity and aquaculture in the emergence of infectious diseases (animal and human). Thus, the scientific project of the AQUABIOS team lies at the interface of sustainable development of aquaculture, biodiversity conservation, environmental preservation and control of health risks. Our fields of study extend from Africa (Madagascar, Guinea, Ivory Coast) to South East Asia (Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam).

ISEM member involved in ASACHA

Samira Sarter (CIRAD) is a microbiologist working on food safety in aquaculture. My research focuses on strategies to control microbial risks related to pathogenic bacteria and antibiotic resistance in fish farming in tropical regions. I am studying the development of plant biodiversity-based alternatives to antibiotics, focusing on the characterisation of antimicrobial and immunostimulant plants with a view to enhancing the immunity of fish against infections. I am also exploring the effects of plant extracts on the modulation of antibiotic resistance. She is involved in various international projects aiming at the development of more resilient integrated aquaculture systems based on agroecological principles and disease prevention (Madagascar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Senegal). Having been posted for ten years in universities in the South (Madagascar, Vietnam), she is involved in strengthening scientific partnerships to promote the sustainability of aquaculture and the need to reduce the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.

Email: [email protected]


Jean-Christophe Avarre (IRD). His main research topic is the diversity and evolution of an aquatic virus, Cyprinid herpesvirus-3, which has recently emerged and is causing high mortalities in carp farms. The aim of this work is to better understand its virulence pathways and modes of propagation in traditional carp farms in Southeast Asia. Attracted by new technologies, he devotes part of my research time to the development of innovative molecular solutions for the diagnosis of microorganisms, in partnership with SMEs. He is also co-leader of a Master’s module at the University of Montpellier entitled BILL (“BioInformatics Learning Lab”).

Email: [email protected]


Marc Canonne (CIRAD), Zootechnician in aquaculture. His activity concerns in part the implementation and monitoring of experiments carried out in the experimental aquaculture structure of ISEM at the university. He is also involved in projects in the south of our team, from the project set-up phase to the phase that generally requires his knowledge in setting up breeding and experimental systems.

Email: [email protected]


Domenico Caruso (IRD) is a veterinary doctor and research engineer at the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement). After more than ten years of responsibilities as a veterinarian and Inspector of Veterinary Public Health (ISPV), since 1999 he has focused his own activity on fish pathology and aquaculture, especially in tropical countries (Vietnam, Indonesia, Ghana and Cameroon among others). In this field, he has conducted studies and expertise on the descriptive and analytical epidemiology (risk factors) of enzootic fish diseases, with the aim of providing guidelines for better sanitary management of aquaculture.

Other areas of expertise and studies covered focus on the use of plants for phytotherapy, ethnobotany and fish immunology. For IRD, I have participated and led various projects on sustainability and ecological intensification of aquaculture, organising an international conference on the subject in Indonesia.

Email: [email protected]


Lucas Fertin. I am a research engineer in agronomy and rural development at CIRAD, specialising in the design of tropical aquaculture systems. The main research focus is the design of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems. This work is carried out using methods inspired by the coactive solution finding approach (1). My current mission is to lead the research work of the commercial family fish farming development project in Guinea Conakry (2), a project implemented by APDRA Pisciculture Paysanne (3). We work together in groups composed of stakeholders in the development of small-scale fish farming (technicians, producers and researchers) to identify research questions, track down innovative practices, set up experiments and jointly validate the results.

(1) Darré, J. P. (2006). La recherche coactive de solutions entre agents de développement et agriculteurs. Ed. du GRET.

(2) The PisCoFam project aims to increase, in a sustainable manner and adapted to the different agro-ecological contexts, the production of fish and associated rice as well as their local consumption in rural areas of Guinea. The project will last 5 years and is financed by AFD.

(3) APDRA Pisciculture Paysanne is a non-profit international solidarity association that supports the development of peasant fish farming in the South.

Email: [email protected]


Kazi Ahmed Kabir (CIRAD). My research focuses on integrated aquaculture in the farm environment. I developed the concept of nutrient management at the scale of the aquaculture system (in ponds). This has allowed me to explore the interactions between the environment, species and nutrients in order to consider more efficient and sustainable low-input systems for fish farming. By further studying the dynamics of the system, I have shown the interest in strengthening the microbial food web of the pond and using non-conventional products, food waste or agricultural by-products as ingredients to feed the pond. In this way, I have made the pond more efficient through a circular approach to food production. I developed an expertise on integrated systems such as rice-fish farming or mangrove farming before joining CIRAD.

Email: [email protected]


Jean-Michel Mortillaro (CIRAD). My research activities at ISEM are focused on the evaluation and design of integrated aquaculture systems following ecological principles (e.g. food web, species assemblage, nutrient flows), with a view to optimising their productivity. My study model focuses on aquaculture systems integrated with agriculture such as rice-fish farming. I am also particularly interested in studying the impact of anthropogenic and fish farming effluents on the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, in order to characterise the health and environmental risks specific to aquaculture. As an ecologist, my skills reinforce those of the DIVA team, particularly in the analysis of trophic flows in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems. To do this, I use the natural stable carbon and nitrogen isotope method (d13C & d15N), fatty acid markers, biodiversity indicators, nutrient fluxes and the presence of trace metal elements in the environment and in aquaculture products.

Email: [email protected]


Elodie Pepey (CIRAD). I work on research and development (R&D) themes for sustainable aquaculture in the South, using molecular and cellular biology tools. The activities I carry out aim to :

– Develop field molecular diagnostic tools for the early identification of pathogens impacting aquaculture production systems (bacteria, parasites).

– Evaluate the genotoxic effects of anthropogenic contaminants in farming environments (comet test, chromosomal aberrations, etc.), by developing experimental approaches adapted to our fields in Asia and Africa, in order to have sentinel indicators of the quality of the farming environment on exposed organisms. The aim is to propose more resilient aquaculture systems within the framework of an agroecological approach.

I develop experimental systems that respond to the problems of the fields studied, by building partnerships in the North and South and by training partners in the approaches developed.

Email: [email protected]


Jacques Slembrouck (IRD), Engineer specialised in animal experimentation and in the acquisition of biological bases for the improvement of the breeding performance of tropical freshwater fish. More than thirty years of experience in domestication, fish reproduction and the development of aquaculture techniques adapted to the countries of the South, mainly in South-East Asia. For the past fifteen years, the global and multidisciplinary approach of aquaculture production systems, as well as the participation in the co-construction of the implementation of the SDGs for tropical aquaculture, has been an important turning point in my research activities. The acquisition of concepts and approaches of sustainability and ecological intensification have broadened my skills and oriented my mission as an animal experimentation engineer towards more integrated approaches to farming systems and processes.

Email: [email protected]

Main Center for Freshwater Aquaculture Development (MCFAD) Sukabumi, Directorate General of Aquaculture (DGA), Indonésie

Priority programs: applied technology development, technical assistant for fish farmers (small scale), and aquaculture laboratory services.

Vision: realizing an independent, competitive, and sustainable freshwater aquaculture based on national interests.

Mission: realize the independence of aquaculture through the use of resources based on community empowerment, competitive aquaculture products through the improvement of innovative technology and sustainable use of aquaculture resources.

MCFAD member involved in ASACHA

Mr. Maskur:
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ade Sunarma is a specialist of fish genetic and reproduction, aquaculture technology; Doctoral degree from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB).

Email: [email protected]




Ms. Erna Yuniarsih was born on 7 June 1980 in Bogor, Indonesia. After BSc graduation in Bogor Agriculture University (IPB Bogor), majoring in Aquaculture, she started to work at DG Aquaculture Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in 2005. She graduated MSc on Aquaculture at the Bogor Agriculture University (IPB) in 2014 with an MSc thesis on “Nitrogen and Phosphorus absorption levels seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii and Eucheuma Spinosum on integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) system in Gerupuk Bay”. Since 2017, Erna is responsible for Cooperation in DG Aquaculture. She participated in many small Indonesia national/international collaborative projects and meeting about aquaculture.

Email: [email protected]

Fisheries Administration (FiA), Cambodia

Activities: Research and development

Mission/Vision/Strategy: The vision of FiA is that Management, conservation, utilization and development of sustainable fisheries resources to contribute to ensuring people’s food security and to socioeconomic development in order to enhance people’s livelihoods and the nation’s prosperity.

FiA members involved in ASACHA

Mr. Thay Somony is Director of Department of Aquaculture Development (DAD) of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia.  He is also serving as the Project Manager of Cambodia Aquaculture Development Program (CapFish – Aquaculture – 2019-2023) of the European Union, which is managed by AFD.  Somony and his colleagues have devoted all-out efforts to promote and develop aquaculture research, education, development and extension in Cambodia through various development and research projects with IRD/CIRAD, UN FAO, JICA, ACIAR, CAFS. He received his MSc. in Aquaculture from Deakin University, Australia in 1998 and MBA in Foods and Agricultural Industries from Royal Agriculture University, England in 2002. Before promoting as the Director of the Department of Aquaculture Development, he was the Director of Marine Aquaculture Research and Development Center, Cambodia (MARDeC). In addition, he had worked as project managers/coordinators in various fisheries management, rice field fisheries management and aquaculture development (both freshwater and marine) in Cambodia more than 20 years.

Email: [email protected]


Ms. Khum Sros is graduated from the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries in 2014.

For the past five years, she has been working at the Fisheries Administration (FiA) on aquaculture sectors and she has also been involved in the ACIAR project on “Comparison of growth performance of Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer) using three different types of feeds (trash fish, commercial feeds and formulated feeds)” using local ingredients for fish feed and increase sustainability and reduce production cost.

In addition to her different activities at FiA, she is participating in the AquaCAM project as a young researcher and I hope that this project will be a good opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills in sustainable aquaculture. This project allows me to share with national and international partners the sustainability of the Cambodian aquaculture production system and food security, and I hope that this can contribute to its development.

Email: [email protected]


Mr. Hou Virakbot graduated bachelor’s degree of Coastal Aquaculture in 2016, from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He has been working in the Department of Aquaculture Development (DAD), Fisheries Administration (FiA) since 2017.

For aquaculture research and development, he has been participating in young researcher’s team in ACIAR project since 2018. In this project, His work is mainly focusing on marine finfish larval rearing and larval health and diseases management. Moreover, he is also a member of young researcher’s team in AquaCAM project, he is responsible for conducting the research that related to cultured fish diseases management in Cambodia.

He decided to involve in the ASACHA network to update and upgrade his knowledge and experience in aquaculture research, especially agro ecological aquaculture practice. Moreover, He strongly believes that this network will allow him to know and work with the world class Scientifics and researchers from different countries, and it is a golden time for him in gaining, sharing and exchanging of aquaculture knowledge he possesses.

Email: [email protected]


Hem San is graduated from the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries in 2013.

For the past seven years, worked as Chief of Production and Aquaculture Office of National Aquaculture Research and Development Institute (NARDI), under Fisheries Administration, Cambodia. I response to produce seeds of Domestic species and exotic species in NARDI.

I decided to involve in the ASACHA network to update and upgrade my knowledge and experience in aquaculture research, especially aquaculture practice. Additional I strongly believe that this network will allow me to know and work with the world class Scientifics and researchers from different countries, and it is a golden time for me in gaining, sharing and exchanging of aquaculture knowledge he possesses.

Email:  [email protected]


KHLOT SOTHY is graduated from the Prek Leap National College of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries in 2015.

He is an officer of the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Center (FARDeC).

He decided to involve in the ASACHA network to obtain new knowledge and experience of aquaculture innovation, especially agro ecological aquaculture practice. In addition, he strongly believes that this network will allow to meet and work with the world class scientists and researcher from different countries, and it is a great time for him in gaining sharing and exchanging of aquaculture knowledge and skills.

Email: [email protected]


PEL Samnang is Vice Chief of Freshwater Aquaculture Office, Department of Aquaculture Development (DAD) of Fisheries Administration (FiA), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia.

He received Master’s degree of Integrated Management of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2012 from Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

For the past ten years, he has been involved in many projects to conduct different kinds of activities such as cooperation, research, education and extension for sustainable aquaculture and food security in Cambodia. Through this global network, he genuinely believes that it will provide a great time to meet up and share knowledge and experience with aquaculture experts from different parts of the globe, especially to apply those knowledge and skills to deal with environmental and social issues which are happening in aquaculture sector in Cambodia.

Email: [email protected]


RIT Soklim is officer of Fisheries Administration and he graduated master’s degree in Microbiology in 2019, from Pukyong National University, South Korea. He has worked in the Department of Aquaculture Development (DAD), Fisheries Administration (FiA) since 2020.

In aquaculture sector, he has involved in Emergency Covid-19 Aquaculture Respond project in 2020. In this project, he focused on the new technique of aquaculture practice and diseases management. In additional, he worked in the Cambodia Agriculture Sector Diversification project (CASDP) which involved in good aquaculture practice and disease management. This project will be started by October, 2021.

He is interested in the ASACHA network. This global network is to share experience and new knowledge in aquaculture research. Moreover, he energetically believed that this network would consider the young researcher to work with the world class Scientifics and advance researchers from over the world, it is the bright time to gaining the healthy knowledge, exchanging of Scientifics real good practice to get quantity and quality experience.

Email: [email protected]



Mission/Vision/Strategy: The UMR SAS works on the interactions between agricultural activities (mixed farming, aquaculture) and the environment (quantity and quality of water resources, soil quality, air quality, biodiversity) to reduce environmental impacts and improve the agri-environmental sustainability of the territories.

UMR SAS member involved in ASACHA

Joël Aubin ([email protected]), Research Engineer, Doctor of Ecology, HDR, Specialist in environmental assessment by Life Cycle Assessment of livestock systems and in particular aquaculture. He leads and participates in research projects on multi-criteria evaluation and design of multi-trophic aquaculture systems (polycultures, IMTA), in France and in various European and Southern countries.



Christophe Jaeger ([email protected]), engineer in animal production, in charge of the design of innovative and sustainable aquaculture systems and their environmental assessment (Life Cycle Assessment, mass balances), by participating in French and European research programs, on freshwater and marine systems.




Aurélie Wilfart ([email protected]), research engineer, PhD in animal nutrition, specialist in environmental assessment by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Emergy Accounting (EA) of farming systems including aquaculture. She is involved in research projects on the environmental and multi-criteria assessment of aquaculture systems, including multi-trophic systems in polyculture or IMTA in fresh or sea water, in France or in different European or southern countries.

Institut Pédagogique National de l’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel (IPNETP), Cote d’Ivoire

Activities: education and research

Mission/Vision/Strategy: The IPNETP is a Grande Ecole responsible for:

  • The training of teaching staff and management staff of Technical and Vocational Education;
  • The development of research and technological innovation;
  • The development and intellectual dissemination at national and international levels;
  • The realization of training services, consulting, expertise, educational productions and industrial or commercial applications, in the direction of public or private partners;
  • The elaboration and development of curricula.

IPNETP member involved in ASACHA

AMIAN Atsé Franck Roméo, Enseignant-Chercheur à l’Institut Pédagogique National de l’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel (IPNETP) Abidjan. Contribution à la formation des professeurs stagiaires halieutes de collèges et de lycées professionnels. Responsable de cours en production halieutique et expert en contenu. Consultance dans le cadre d’études de projets aquacoles. Titulaire d’un Doctorat en Sciences Agronomiques et Génie Rural, option Aquaculture et environnement de l’Ecole Doctorale Polytechnique de l’INP-HB de Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire). Activités de recherches sur l’Analyse de la chaîne de valeur de la pisciculture et l’évaluation des impacts environnementaux de la production aquacole par l’Analyse de Cycle de Vie (ACV).

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Institut National Polytechnique-Houphouët Boigny (INP-HB), Ivory Coast

INP-HB member involved in ASACHA

Eboua N. Wandan.  Agronomist, agrochemist, INP Toulouse, MSC and PhD in environmental toxicology. I have worked on all aspects of ecotoxicity: fate of agrochemicals in the environment including the environmental compartment. E. N. Wandan, M. J. Zabik, 1996. Assessment of Surface Water Quality in Côte d’Ivoire. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (1996) 56:73-79. Eboua N. Wandan & Matthew J. Zabik (1996) Assessment of the contamination of surface water and fish from Côte d’Ivoire, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes, 31:2, 225-240.

I am increasingly working on environmental issues:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Modelling in the environment

We have been working with colleagues at the CRO on improving nutrient flows in fish ponds in extensive fish ponds using rice bran and in this context we assessed the environmental impacts through LCA. This was the subject of a thesis that I co-directed with Dr BLE Celestin from the CRO.

Email: [email protected]

Institut technique du Cambodge (ITC), Cambodia

Mission: The aim of the institute is to conduct training, technology education, science and technology with certain quality, virtue and high capability so that the student are able to gain knowledge, practical skill and capacity to be the basic of work creation and to fill the labor market requirement and participate in national social-economic development to high growth.

Vision: This policy is aimed to conduct and develop human resource with a potential quality in the fields of engineer, technical, science and technology. The Institute will become an outstanding institution in training young Cambodian students with high quality and capability and to be a science and technology research center of wide recognition form national and international communities.

Goal: To achieve these vision and aims, the institute has objectives as follow:

  1. Ensure to build, develop and produce human resources with quality and effectiveness to fit the need the labor market.
  2. Continue to expand and strengthen academic quality in the sector of engineer, technique, science and technology with potentiality, capability and upgrade the education training system in higher education institution in Cambodia.
  3. Develop researching work in national and international level.
  4. Continue to expand and strengthen cooperation with local and international development partners in national and international community to be the benefit and basics of building and upgrading in studying capacity, teaching and researching task, science to students and professors.
  5. Continue to expand and strengthen good relationship with factories, enterprises, national and international companies in order to create job opportunity for student and study tour

ITC member involved in ASACHA

Dr. Chantol Peng is Head Research Unit of Water and Environment at Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). Her researches focus on the monitoring and characterizing of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and pathogens in food/fish and water environment. She also studies the bacteriophage that can be used to control human/animal pathogens.

She graduated Doctoral Degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan in Life Science and Technology, a Master’s Degree from the University of Montpellier in France in Sustainable Management of Food Quality, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Food Engineering from ITC. Her ultimate goal is to become an expert in her field and use the knowledge to develop technologies to prevent the contamination of pathogens in the food chain.

Email: [email protected]


Mrs. THANH Channmuny

Email: [email protected]

Biology and Ecology of Aquatic Organisms Laboratory – IUPA/UCAD, Senegal

Mission/Vision/Strategy: regional vocation of IUPA is reinforced each year by the origin of its students (Gabon, Mauritania, Guinea, Comoros, Djibouti, Senegal, etc.):

  • To offer an initial training service and a continuous training service,
  • to offer training leading to qualifications to young people and to enable workers in the targeted sectors to adapt to technological developments, working conditions, climate change and to promote their social advancement,
  • support for professional fishermen (fishermen, fish farmers, quality managers, environmental managers) by developing a transfer of technological know-how and innovative practices to the various fisheries and aquaculture stakeholders.

Members of IUPA involved in ASACHA

Professor Jean FALL was born in Senegal in June 1977. After a Master of Science in Aquaculture at the National Taiwan Ocean in 2005, he obtained in 2011 his PhD of Applied Biological Science in Marine Resources Option: Aquaculture at the University of Miyazaki (Japan). Back in Senegal, he joined the academic world in 2011 as Assistant at the Institut Universitaire de Pêche et d’Aquaculture (IUPA) of Cheik Anta Diop University. He did bi-annual Postdoc from University of Miyazaki to Osaka Institute of Technology of Japan from 2014. Since 2018, he is an Assimilated Professor in Aquaculture at IUPA. At IUPA, Jean Fall is the Head of Aquaculture, actively participating in the training of students and PhD students. From 2015 to 2020, he was in charge of the agro-fish farming courses at the Amadou Hampaté BA University (UAHB) in Dakar. He coordinated the project ”Breeding and larval rearing trials of abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) in Senegal” funded by PAES/UEMOA in 2013. From nutrition to pathology of fish and shrimp, he has experience in hatchery management and reproduction of fish (tilapia, catfish, grouper, sea bream), crustacean (shrimp) and mollusc (abalone, oyster and mussel). He is a consultant to AQUAPOLES FONSIS (Senegal), TCDC (Cameroon) through IFAD’s Promotion of Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Project (PPEA), TCDC (Rwanda) in fish and poultry feed formulation and manufacturing and feed quality control in Rwanda and a fisheries expert for JICA in January 2012 through TCP/SEN/ JICA for Capacity Building Organizational Skills and Leadership Training Professionals in Artisanal Fisheries With over 40 publications, he has also participated in the PISCI/FNRAA/WAAPP2 project on Adaptation, Dissemination and Adoption of Technologies for Mass Production of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Fry in Senegal.

E-mail: [email protected]


Paul Mamadou NDOUR is a PhD student in fisheries and aquaculture sciences at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD/Senegal) in partnership with the AQUABIOS (Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Health) team of the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD/Montpellier), within the joint research unit of Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (UMR ISEM). He is working on the selection of medicinal plants and herbs that would boost growth and reinforce the immunity of Nile tilapia to Aeromonas hydrophila, a major pathogenic bacterium in tropical aquaculture, in order to limit the use of chemical products and enhance plant biodiversity. He carried out field experiments at the National Aquaculture Agency  (ANA) in Senegal, from the adaptation of freshwater species (Oreochromis niloticus) to brackish water, to reproduction (Oreochromis niloticus, Clarias sp., Coptodon guineensis and Sarotherodon melanotheron) and to commercial rearing by accompanying women’s groups, as well as to the formulation and manufacture of fish feed.

Email: [email protected]


Mariama SAGNE was born in March 1985 in Nguéniène, Senegal. After a DUESS 2 in Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Science and Technology of UCAD (Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar), she joined the IUPA (University Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture) where she obtained her DESS in aquaculture. She then enrolled in a doctoral thesis at the doctoral school ED-sev of UCAD where she defended her thesis in 2019. Mariama was a member of the research team of the project “Trial of reproduction and larval rearing of the abalone Haliotis tuberculata” in Senegal financed by PAES/UEMOA in 2013. She was recruited to IUPA as a research professor in aquaculture in 2021. At IUPA she is responsible for the coordination of the EGEA (Ecology and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems) and aquaculture master courses. Since 2019, she teaches courses in aquaculture at the CNFTPA (Centre National de Formation des Techniciens des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture). She has experience in fish breeding and rearing (tilapia, clarias, sea bream) and molluscs (abalone). She formulates and manufactures fish feeds. She has more than 16 publications in international journals.

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Nong Lam University (NLU), Ho Chi Minh City, Viet-Nam

Vision: NLU will become a research university in accordance with international quality standards by 2035.

Mission: NLU is a multi-disciplinary university committed to training of highly skilled and creative professionals who are capable of doing research, developing and transferring knowledge and technological advances for the national and regional sustainable socio-economic development.

Strategic Goals: NLU is striving to be on par with renowned universities in the region and the world in providing high quality training, research, technology transfer and international cooperation.

NLU members involved in ASACHA

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Nam Kha studied food science and technology at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires – Section Industries Agro-Alimentaires Régions Chaudes (ENSIA SIARC), Montpellier, France, and obtained his MSc in 2004. He then obtained his PhD in Applied Biology and Biotechnology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia in 2012. His research experience focused on the molecular characterisation of antibiotic resistant bacteria isolated from farmed catfish, shrimp and humans. His research interests include various areas of aquaculture and aquatic product processing: safety and quality issues in aquatic product processing, fish pathogens, fish nutrition and feeding.

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Dr. Tri Nhu Nguyen got a B.Sc degree in Aquaculture at Nong Lam University of Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam in 1994. Four years later, he got a Master degree at the same major at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand with a scholarship from Danish government. In 2003, he got a Ph.D scholarship from Ministry of Education and Training, Viet Nam to pursue his program at Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He got a Ph.D degree majored in Aquatic animal nutrition in 2007. Currently he is the Dean of Faculty of Fisheries, Nong Lam University of Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. His research area focuses on aquatic animal nutrition and aquaculture technique.

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Dr. Nguyen Phuc Cam Tu studied Environmental Technology at the Institute for Environment and Resources, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and obtained his first MSc in 2003. He then completed a Master’s degree in Life Environment Conservation Science (2006) and obtained his PhD degree in the same field in 2009, both at the same institution: Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Japan. After studying on bioaccumulation of pollutants in aquatic animals, he is currently involved in the study of sustainable treatment of aquaculture effluents, bioconversion of agro-industrial wastes to aquafeed, use of medicinal plants in aquaculture.

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Dr. Nguyen Van Trai graduated his PhD program in Sustainable Resources Management at The University of Newcastle- Australia. His BSc. and MSc. are all in aquaculture. He has worked at the Faculty of Fisheries, Nong Lam University- Ho Chi Minh City- Vietnam as a lecturer since 1992. He is currently giving lectures on some courses, such as environmental impact assessment in fisheries, aquatic ecology, and aquaculture planning and development.

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Jean Lorougnon Guédé University (UJLoG), Daloa, Cote d’Ivoire

Mission: Aware of the missions assigned to the UJLoG, the staff of the UFR Environment are working to establish their structure as a UFR of excellence in the following fields:

  • Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems
  • Aquaculture Production and Environmental Protection ;
  • Water and Environmental Engineering ;
  • Applied Geology ;
  • Physics and Chemistry

Values: In accordance with the values of the UJLoG, our courses are organised around the following values:

  • The learner is at the heart of the educational mission. All our efforts are aimed at encouraging students to expand their knowledge, discover their creativity and develop their critical thinking skills to make them well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens, capable of becoming leaders and contributing to the building of society.
  • The individual and collective achievements of staff are encouraged. We encourage and facilitate initiatives and promotion for the development and well-being of staff. We want to create an environment where they can achieve their potential, an environment characterised by respect, collegiality, collaboration and transparency.
  • Action research and the dissemination of knowledge and know-how are among our priorities. All our activities take into account the concerns of society and involve development actors for a better application of the results on the ground in order to ensure sustainable development.
  • The UFR Environment instils a culture of service and civic responsibility. Through a combination of knowledge, know-how and interpersonal skills, the UFR Environment will help build a civic society by putting itself at the service of the community to encourage community partnerships. The UFR Environment defends the principles of academic freedom, equality, integrity, cultural diversity, respect for others and respect for the environment.

UJLoG members involved in ASACHA

Dr. BOUSSOU Koffi Charles, Senior Lecturer at the UFR Environement.
PhD in Environmental Sciences and Management, option Ecology and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, defended in March 2013. Research teacher since November 2013 at the University Jean Lorougnon Guédé at the UFR Environment. In 2017, postdoctoral training at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Odisha, India. Lecturer since 2020. Responsible for the Master in Production and Valorisation of Aquaculture Resources. Coordinator of the Research Group on Hydrobiology and Ecological Engineering (GRHIE). Author of 25 scientific papers.

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Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension (RIFAFE) Bogor, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonésie

Activities: Research and technical transfer

Mission: Realizing Sovereignty, Prosperity and Sustainable Development of Marine and Fisheries through Leading Research Institutions, Center of Excellence and Main Movers in the Field of Freshwater Aquaculture Fisheries Technology.

Vision: 1) Creating appropriate freshwater aquaculture technology based on food security commodities and prospective commodities to increase the production of freshwater aquaculture in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner and with high competitiveness in order to achieve marine and fisheries development on the basis of Sovereignty, Prosperity and Sustainability; 2)  Making science and technology the basis for developing freshwater aquaculture in competitive communities / users; 3) Increase the capacity and capability as well as the synergy of competitive research and extension activities.

Strategic goals: Research and technical transfer with the contents: (i) fish breeding and population genetics; (ii) aquaculture environment and toxicology (iii) fish nutrition and feed technology; and (iv) fish health.

RIFAFE member involved in ASACHA

Vitas Atmadi Prakoso was born on 20 October 1985 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He completed his bachelor degree at Department of Aquatic Resources Management, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University in 2008. He graduated Master of Fisheries Science (MFSc) at Pukyong National University, South Korea in 2014 with a master thesis on “Effects of salinity and temperature on   oxygen consumption and blood properties of young grey mullets Mugil cephalus”. Since 2010, he started to work as a researcher at Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia. He participated in several national/international collaborative projects about freshwater aquaculture and fish domestication. His current research focuses are on aquaculture, fish physiology, fish domestication, and fish reproduction. During his career, he wrote articles both in local and international publications.

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Anang Hari Kristanto was born on Juli 25, 1960  in Solo, Center Java, Indonesia. He completed his bachelor degree at Faculty of Fisheries, Bogor Agricultural University in 1984. He graduated Master of Science (M.Sc) at Auburn University, Auburn Alabama, USA in 1991 and continued his PhD at the same University, graduated in 2004. He started working as a researcher at Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia. Since 1985. He participated in several national/international collaborative projects about freshwater aquaculture and fish domestication. His current research focuses are aquaculture mainly on Fish reproduction and domestication. During his career, he wrote articles both in local and international publications.

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Angela Mariana Lusiastuti (DVM) was born on 26 September 1961 in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. She started to work as researcher at RIFAFE in 2009. Before she worked at RIFAFE, she was a lecturer in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University since 1986. She involved with IRD researchers since 2009 till 2020 especially in Traditional Pharmacopeia in Javanese Aquaculture, Ethnobotany in fish farming in Centre Java, Epidemiology of major disease in gourami farming, and Positive impacts of medicinal herbs on fish immunity and reducing pathogenic bacteria. She participated in national and international collaborative research about biological product such as vaccine, probiotic, prebiotic, herbs plant, and immune stimulant. In 2020, two kind collaborative research with IRD were Essential oils and dry herbs  against antibiotic-resistant bacteria in freshwater aquaculture and The Impact of Azolla as Feed Fish on Immunity, Disease Resistance and Stress of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) also as co-supervisor of Indonesian student in Montpellier University and Dr. Jean-Christophe Avarre as supervisor with entitled thesis Study of the virulence of Koi herpesvirus and evaluation of plant antiviral activities for the enhancement of KHVD control.

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Tri Heru Prihadi was born on May o5, 1960 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. He completed his bachelor degree at Faculty of Fisheries, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in 1984. He graduated Master of Science (MSc) at Auburn University, Auburn Alabama, USA in 1991 and continued his PhD at IPB university, graduated in 2005. He started working as a researcher at Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia. Since 1985, he participated in several national/international collaborative projects about freshwater technology and environmental of aquaculture. His current research focuses are aquaculture mainly on Aquaculture Technology and Environment. During his career, he wrote articles both in local and international publications.

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R.R. Sri Pudji Sinarni Dewi was born on 16 December 1975 in Cimahi, Indonesia. She completed her bachelor degree at Faculty of Fisheries, IPB University Indonesia in 1999, and continued her Master degree in 2003 and doctor degree in 2010 at the same university. She started working as a researcher at Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia since 2019. She participated in several national and international collaborative projects about freshwater aquaculture and local government fisheries policy (fisheries masterplan). Her current research focuses are aquaculture mainly on fish reproduction and domestication. During her career, she wrote articles both in local and international publications.

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Lusi Herawati Suryaningrum, S, Si, MSi. Graduated from Master Degree, Aquaculture Department, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, IPB University with thesis: The mineral availability of Ulva lactuca and its effect on the growth performance of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.

2021 | Utilization of glutamine in feed for Tor sp. 2019 | Processed bagasse as a fish feed ingredient and its effect on growth and health status of ikan tengadak Barbonymus schawenfeldii . 2018 | Enzymatic hydrolysis using crude extract of the cellulase enzyme from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis to improve the quality of bagasse by minimizing the lignin content and increasing the nutrients of the bagasse ; improving Agave sisalana plant waste quality and increase its digestibility in ikan Tengadak. 2017 | Utilization of seaweed as the fish feed of Osteochilus hasseltii. 2017 | Improving the quality of seaweed by using a consortium of bacteria. 2016 | Utilization of Ulva seaweed as an ingredient of Tilapia feed.

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Dewi Puspaningsih was born on July 30, 1979 in Jakarta, Indonesia. She completed her bachelor degree at Department of Aquatic Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Padjadjaran University in 2002. She graduated Master of Aquaculture Science at IPB University in 2011 and completed the PhD degree at the Same University in 2019 with a dissertation on “Environmental Evaluation System of Snakehead Fish Channa striata Intensive Culture using The Aquaponic Technology“. She started worked as a researcher at Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia on 2005. She participated in several national/international collaborative projects about integrated freshwater aquaculture. Her current research focuses on sustainable and technological innovation in aquaculture including physical and biological filters, recirculation systems, and integrated aquaculture such as aquaponic and Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA). She published articles in both local and international publications during her career.

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Dr. Yani Aryati, was born on 19thJanuary 1980 in Purworejo, Central Java, Indonesia. She started to work at Research Center of Fisheries in 2006. She is interest and doing research about biological product such us probiotics, prebiotics, and immune stimulant for fish immunity and reducing pathogenic bacteria.

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Taukhid was born on 16 September 1963 in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia. He is a researcher at RIFAFE since 1991 on Fish Health Section. He has participated in collaborative national and regional research activities, such as ACIAR Project: Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome/EUS on freshwater and brackish water fish species (1992 – 1994), and Prawn Health Management and Disease Control to Sustain Hatchery and Pond Production Systems (1996 – 1999). Epizootiology of Koi Herpesvirus Disease in Freshwater Aquaculture (2002 – 2004). Development of Fish Disease Surveillance System – Fish Disease Project of the Government of Japan Trust Fund Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) (2005-2009). Since 2009, he involved with IRD activities in Indonesian’s freshwater aquaculture especially in Traditional Pharmacopeia/ethnobotany in West and Central Java Aquaculture, and Potential diseases in Freshwater Aquaculture, especially on giant gourami and Nile tilapia.

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Hessy Novita was born on 24 September 1975 in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia. She started to work as researcher at RIFAFE in 2003 Her studies have focused on molecular, microbiology and characterization of aquatic pathogens with emphasis on infectious diseases of economically important freshwater fish in Indonesia. Her research team has studied a number of pathogens in freshwater fish, and developed detection methods for the pathogens. She is also interested in developing diagnose and alternative approaches for fish disease control in fish, e.g. immunostimulants, probiotics, vaccines

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Desy Sugiani was born on 08 December 1979 in Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia. She is a senior researcher at Agency of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Research and Development (AMAFRAD). She is a Doctor of Fisheries Science (Dissertation: Bivalent vaccine against Motile Aeromonas Septicemia and Streptococcosis in Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus). Since 2020, as person in charge of the fish health researcher group under Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension (RIFAFE), based in Depok – West Java, Indonesia. She holds nine types of Intelectual Property Right in Indonesian law for probiotic and vaccines. The last two years, she coordinated research and development on innovation of fish disease control based on bivalent vaccines for Tilapia under the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia project.

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Dr. Lila Gardenia is graduated from Aquaculture Department, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries-IPB University in 2020. Dissertation: Development of Cell Culture and Inactivated-Vaccine for Prevention of Megalocytivirus Infection in giant gourami (Osphronemus goramy). Current research focus mainly on development of vaccine (KHV, ISKNV, Aeromonas hydrophila and Streptococcus agalactiae) for fish diseases control mainly in cyprinid, Nile tilapia, eels and giant gourami.

Work as researcher at Research Station for Fish Disease Control – Depok West Java, under Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension/RIFAFE (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia).

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Rani Hafsaridewi was born on 23 February 1976 in Bogor, Indonesia. She completed his bachelor’s degree at The Faculty of Public Health University Indonesia in 2000. In 2004, she graduated Master of Science (MSc) at Environmental Science Study Program at Universitas Indonesia with a master thesis on “Effect of population growth on land use and clean water availability: a system dynamics approach with a case study of Panggang Island, Seribu Islands” and graduated doctoral program at Coastal and Marine Resource Management Study Program Faculty of Fisheries Bogor Agricultural University. The title of the dissertation is Spatial Dynamic Model of Marine and Fishery Resources Based on Fisherman Resilience in Small Islands in Karimunjawa National Park.

Since 2005, she started to work as a researcher at Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia. In 2005 – 2009, she was working at Research Institute for Freshwater Fish breeding dan Technology. Since 2009 until now, she has been working at research Center for Marine and Fisheries Socio Economics, Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources. Her current research are focuses on the role of local communities in fishery industrialization and fishery community resilience.

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Estu Nugroho was born on Juli 30, 1965  in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. He completed his bachelor degree at Faculty of Fisheries, Bogor Agricultural University in 1988. He graduated Master of Science (MSc) at Kochi University, Kochi-Shikoku, Japan in 1998 and continued his PhD at the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, graduated in 2001. He started working as a researcher at Research Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia . Since 1989. He participated in several national/international collaborative projects about freshwater aquaculture and fish genetic research. His current research focuses are aquaculture mainly on, population genetic, breeding and genetic, including development of applied technology on aquaculture. During his career, he wrote articles both in local and international publications.

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Research Institute for Fish Breeding (RIFB) Sukamandi, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonésie

Activities: Research and technical transfer / RIFB consistently conducts the dissemination of R&D products through scientific publications and commercialization.

Vision: To become a leading research institution in the field of aquaculture fish breeding.

Mission: Producing superior cultured fish varieties; Disseminating information, science and technology of aquaculture.

Strategy: 1) conducting fish breeding research through selection, hybridization, and the more advanced molecular approaches such as chromosome or genome editing; 2) collaborate with the local government fisheries service or farmers in order to carry out field performance tests of superior fish strain candidates before being officially released by the Minister; 3) organize the collection and characterization of fish germplasm in Indonesia, in the form of the Indonesian Fish Genetics Bank, as a material for genetic improvement of cultured fish strains; 4) ensure the achievement of RIFB goals by join research with external funding support to implement programs that do not get sufficient funding from internal sources

RIFB members involved in ASACHA

Dr. Khairul Syahputra was born on 10 October 1983 in Sipirok, North Sumatera, Indonesia. He graduated BSc at University of Riau, Indonesia in 2005. After MSc graduation in Biotechnology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, he started to work at the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, University of Al-Azhar Indonesia as a lecturer and head of laboratory.  Since 2009, Khairul Syahputra has been a researcher at the Research Institute for Fish Breeding, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia. He participated in some Indonesian national/international collaborative projects about environmental bacteria, microalgae, and fish resistant to diseases. Khairul Syahputra did his PhD at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with the title “Ichthyophthirius multifiliis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Immuno-physiological links” from 2016-2020. During his career, he has published scientific articles in reputed journals both in Indonesian and English.

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Yogi Himawan was born on 26 October 1978 in Subang, West Java, Indonesia. He did MSc graduation in Aquaculture at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). His passion is research and innovation in fish breeding and aquaculture. Now he is young researchers in fish breeding at Research Institute for Fish Breeding (RIFB), West Java, Indonesia.

His research included:

  • Research on Oreochromis breeding, in fast growth character
  • Research on artificial breeding and fast growth of GI Macro (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) programs
  • Counterpart in Maggot (black soldier larvae) research program with IRD
  • Research on breeding programs of Cyprinus carpio resistant to KHV (Koi herpes virus)
  • Research on breeding programs of Cyprinus carpio resistant to high environmental ammonia condition

At this time, he is Researcher in breeding programs of Mahseer (Tor sp.) in order to produce Mahseer with fast growth character. During his career, he has published scientific articles in reputed journals both in Indonesian and English.

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Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Cambodia

Activities: education and research

Vision: The premier agricultural university in Cambodia recognized for world-class excellence in education, research and extension.

Mission: RUA shall provide excellent and relevant educational opportunities in agriculture and allied fields through quality instruction, research and extension programs responding to national and global realities to produce globally competitive individuals, support economic development, and promote environmental sustainability.

RUA member involved in ASACHA

Samphal SENG, MSc., is Acting Dean, Head of Department of Aquaculture and Lecturer, Faculty of Fisheries, Royal University of Agriculture. Samphal received Master of Aquatic Science and Natural Resources Management (1997- 98) from Deakin University, Australia; and Bachelor Fisheries Sciences (1987-1991), Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. With more than 20 years of experience in Aquatic Science, Natural Resources Management, Aquaculture and Business Management, Samphal involved in so many development projects as coordinator and manager such as USAID, Socio- Economic Development. Organization (SEDO); United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Crossroads to Development (CTD), FAO, CIDA, Danida, CIDA, Canada etc… Besides that, Samphal also used to be a Managing Director of Robenny Corporation–Strategic Consulting Firm from Canada (2007-2017) Being a lecturer and researcher Samphal did and involved in several research and experiment on marine and several freshwater fish species.

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Dr. Kimchhin SOK is am an agro-socio-economist, is a Lecturer-Researcher at DRE of RUA since 2008, and I am also teaching few courses on socio-economics and ecosystem system at few faculties of RUA. My PhD, at SupAgro Montpellier in France, was devoted to the evolution of farming and livelihood systems in the North-West Tonle Sap lake of Cambodia. Currently, I am leading few research projects related to agro-socio-economics and environmental research projects funded by the French Institute of Research for Sustainable Development (IRD) of France such as; JEAI-ECOLAND (Young Researcher associates to IRD) project “Change and Agricultural Dynamics in Cambodia”, COSTEA project “Water Development and Management”, AquaCam project “Risk and Prevention on Aquaculture in Cambodian”. And I am a members of ALiSEA and ASSET in Cambodia for promoting research and development of agro-ecology in Southeast Asia.

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Dr. Sophea Nhean is a Deputy Director and researcher at the Division of Research and Extension (DRE) of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA). He graduated Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural Science from Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand in 2019. His research expertise and experience mainly focused on horticultural crops, crop production and plant eco-physiology especially rubber tree and field crops related to environment and climate change adaptation. He has worked with many government, international development agencies, and private sector, including the MAFF, MoE, MoEYS, JICA, AFD, CIRAD, IRD, and KKU. I am also teaching few courses on farming system and postharvest technology for agronomy faculty of RUA and other universities in provinces. Recently, I involved in the AquaCam project “Risk and Prevention on Aquaculture in Cambodian”.

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Miss. Samnang Keo received bachelor degree of Fisheries Science (2015-2019), Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is a young researcher in the project of Aquaculture in Cambodia: Sustainability and Risk Prevention (Aqua-Cam), at RUA. In 2020, she participated as a young researcher in study on “Growth Performance and Health of Asian Seabass (Lates Calcarifer) Fry Reared Using Different Water Treatments” supported by ACIAR Project, which conducting at MARDeC. In addition, she was a technical assistant in a project of Implement of Marine Aquaculture Seed Production Techniques in the Kingdom of Cambodia, which was granted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Marine Aquaculture Research and Development Center (MARDeC), Sihanouk Province. In 2019 and as the same time of conducting research on “Aspects of Cryptocaryon irritans, Pathogen of Marine White Spot Disease in Seabass, Lates Calcarifer, Under Several Medical Treatment”.

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Miss. Sreyni Yoeurn Currently she is a 3 year student in major is fishery science at Royal university of Agriculture. Nowadays in Aqua-Cam Project. Sreyni is an intern student to support the data collection and report writing on fish disease study. Sreyni expects from the project develop scientific capacities and applied research skill in the field of aquaculture in Cambodia. On the other hand, she expects to build her capacity to develop her capacity and gain knowledge on risk prevent and control health risk in animal husbandry and for the consumers. Furthermore I decide to involve in this project because of several reasons. In this project may an opportunity to learn some basic parasitological techniques, Statistical toll, database management and biological collection. Last but not least, all my effort from the work can also help for better decision in aquaculture production to find out in the main problem and the improvement of aquaculture.

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Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Hanoi, Vietnam

(Fac. of Fisheries, VNUA, Vietnam)

Activity: Education and research

Mission/Vision/Strategy: VNUA is striving to be a multi-disciplinary and multi-campus autonomous university following the model of Research University, a national and regional center of excellence for creative innovation in training human resources, conducting top research, knowledge application and development technology in agriculture and rural development.

VNUA member involved in ASACHA

Dr. Truong Dinh Hoai obtained a Master’s degree in aquaculture from James Cook University, Australia, and a PhD from Miyazaki University, Japan. His research focuses on aquatic health management. He is interested in developing diagnostic methods for disease detection, including bacterial pathogens of freshwater and marine fish, and assessing the status of antibiotic resistance in these bacteria, new emerging diseases of aquatic animals. He is also team leader in several projects aimed at mitigating fish disease outbreaks caused by infectious pathogens, applying alternative therapeutic applications to antibiotics in aquaculture, such as phytotherapy, bacteriophage therapy and vaccines. He is the author/co-author of 40 international and national peer-reviewed journals and 03 books on fish farm management and disease control in Vietnamese. He is an advisor to many fish farms and companies working in the field of aquaculture in Vietnam.

Faculty of Animal Science (FAS) – VNUA, Hanoi, Vietnam

Activity: Education and research

Vision: Towards the year 2030, FAS will be one of the leading institutes in education, scientific research and advanced technology transfer in the field of animal science in the national and regional level, significantly contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.

Mission: Training and providing high quality human resources; doing research and development of advanced scientific and technological products and providing services in the field of animal science to meet the country’s socio-economic development and international integration.

Main tasks of the Faculty:

  • Training and developing high quality human resources in the field of animal science at the university level, postgraduate (masters, doctoral), and short-term training in line with the request of the society.
  • Organizing and implementing scientific research activities in the field of animal science: nutrition and feed; to conserve and select and create livestock breeds; livestock environment; animal welfare; high quality animal products, etc.
  • Transfer of science and technology and provision of consultancy services in the livestock sector: nutrition and feed; to conserve and select and create livestock breeds; livestock environment; animal welfare; high quality animal products, etc., according to the requirements of society.

Core value: Creation – Cooperation – Responsibility

FAS member involved in ASACHA

Assoc. Prof. DMV. Pham Kim Dang, Dean, Fac. of animal science, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), graduated DVM from VNUA in 1996 and got his MSc in 2001, 2006 and PhD in 2011 in ULg (Belgium). With over 20 years’ experience, his research interests comprise access to animal science, antimicrobial use in animal production, antibiotic residue & antibiotic alternative in animal production. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 science publications.

Dean – Faculty of Animal Science Director – The High Quality Animal Breeding Center Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA).

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Laboratoire d’Analyse des Vulnérabilités Socio-Environnementales-Université Alassane OUATTARA (LAVSE-UAO), Bouaké, Ivory Coast.

Mission/Vision/Strategy: To improve the agri-fish farming value chain in Ivory Coast through action research.

Priority programs: Aquaculture and food security.

LAVSE members involved in ASACHA

ASSI-KAUDJHIS Joseph P. is a specialist in fisheries geography and aquaculture. His research focuses mainly on the analysis of fisheries and fish farming policies and value chains. With 20 years of research experience in the field, he has participated in numerous research activities. His current research program, internal to the Geography Department of the UAO, focuses on the sustainable development of fish farming in regions facing water stress and fish deficits. He is the Scientific Director of the Geography Department of the UAO but also the Director of the Laboratory for the Analysis of Social and Environmental Vulnerabilities.

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NIAMIEN Kadjo Henri Joel is a specialist in peasant fish farming in Côte d’Ivoire. He has developed several expertises including Monitoring and Evaluation in the framework of fish farming development projects. He has also worked as an expert in a study on the marketing of fish from fish farms in the Centre-West of Côte d’Ivoire. He is a research engineer in charge of coordinating the implementation of research activities on peasant fish farming in the framework of the DESIRA project.

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KOFFI Guy-Roger Yoboue, a teacher-researcher at the UAO, focuses his research on food security in the context of climate change. For several years, he has also been interested in the challenges of integrated fish farming in the recomposition of the rural economy. He is currently supporting the FAO in the analysis of social sustainability in the framework of the FISH4ACP project.

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KOUASSI Konan is a specialist in environment-health issues. He is the coordinator of the UAO-SECALIM team on “Landscape dynamics during politico-military crises in Côte d’Ivoire: influences on the management and availability of agricultural land and food security (D2PCPCI)”. He is developing research on the environmental and health issues of agro fish farming in a context of climate variability.

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YAYA Dosso is a teacher-researcher at the UAO. He is a specialist in fisheries issues. He has developed numerous works on the fisheries and fish farming sector in Côte d’Ivoire.

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ZOGBO Zady Edouard is a teacher-researcher at the UAO. He is a specialist in the analysis of socio-economic and environmental issues related to the exploitation of lowlands. His work focuses on fish farming in ponds.

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TRAORÉ Alassane is a PhD student at the UAO. In collaboration with APDRA and CIRAD, he is conducting a study on “the impact of fish farming on the behaviour of surface water tables and their effects on cocoa farms” in the framework of the Coco4Future project.

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Dr KOUMI AHOU RACHEL is an associate researcher at LAVSE-UAO. She is a nutritionist and is in charge of the Valorisation and Innovation approach at the CRO. She is a specialist in aquaculture and in the study of the value chain of fish farming in Ivory Coast.

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