Impact Evaluation Report on the Development of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia and their Dissemination in Selected Countries

Date: October 2005
Type: Evaluation Reports
Agriculture and natural resources; Evaluation
Series: Impact Evaluation Studies
Project Number: 26403-012


This report assesses the relevance of genetic improvement research to tilapia farming, how genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) research and development have improved breeds, the development and dissemination of breeding methods and protocols; and the institutional, socioeconomic, and environmental impacts of GIFT in Bangladesh, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam. ADB's contribution to this 10-year Research and Development (R&D) effort using Nile Tilapia has served as a major catalyst in associated R&D investments.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Purpose and Method of Evaluation
  • Key Features of Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapia
  • Key Outcomes and Related Issues
  • Impacts of GIFT Operations
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommendations
  • Appendixes