The major objectives of the DEGITA ( Project (Dissemination and Evaluation of Genetically Improved Tilapia Species in Asia) were: 1) to carry out genetic, socio economic and environmental evaluation of the improved tilapia species in Bangladesh, People's Republic of China (PRC), the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam; 2) to analyze the overall impact of the improved tilapia strain on different groups of society (farmers, consumers, landless laborers, etc.); 3) to disseminate the promising tilapia strain among small fisherfolk in these five countries; and 4) to transfer scientific knowledge and technology for tilapia genetics in order to assist these five countries in planning national tilapia breeding programs.
Dissemination and evaluation of genetic improved tilapia species in Asia (DEGITA): final report (January 1998)
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM). Manila, Philippines. 151 p.