The GIFT project is a major strategic research initiative in applied genetics and breeding in tropical aquaculture. The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was selected as a pilot species for the GIFT project because of its worldwide importance in aquaculture importance and short generation time, which make it attractive for breeding work. The project was initiated in 1988 with financial support from the ADB and UNDP/DGIP. The Phase I of the GIFT project (1988 to 1992) was successfully completed in July 1992. The GIFT Phase II will focus on technical aspects of genetic improvement, assistance in planning of national breeding programs, strengthening of national institutions in aquaculture genetics, and establishment of a mechanism for international cooperative exchange and evaluation of improved breeds and methodologies. This document described the GIFT Phase II work plans for the year 1994.
Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapias (GIFT) phase II (January 1993 to December 1997): plan of project activities - year 2 (January to December 1994)
Eknath, A.E. (1994)
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