SRA provides a range of international development services to deliver effective and comprehensive solutions for assessment, production, processing, marketing, planning and management situations across the aquaculture, agricultural and livestock industries.
- Livestock Facilities
Animal holding and handling, transportation, feedlots and facilities, planning, design, equipment specification;
Model Livestock Farm/Livestock Camp layouts and structures;
Agri-based processing facilities including abattoirs and milk processing plants;
Livestock Research and Animal Quarantine facilities;
Dairy, Beef and Sheep Farms and related facilities:
Advice on purchase internationally of livestock farms and enterprises: and
Intensive livestock production facilities (poultry, sheep, goats, beef and dairy cattle).
- Livestock systems studies
Development of broad-based livestock production systems (sheep, cattle and goats) including identification of nutrition and health problems, management strategies and the introduction of relevant control and preventive measures;
Design and planning of agro-industrial processing and transport facilities, including abattoirs, feedmills, milk processing, and livestock holding and movement facilities;
Establishment of veterinary service facilities to address disease or health problems, and their prevention and control;
Establishment of field survey, epidemiological procedures and laboratory processes;
Design and implementation of Animal Identification & Recording Systems (AIRS); and
Design and preparation of technical and operating procedural manuals.
- Livestock Industry studies designed to identify areas of priority development
Industry studies including farmer and pastoralist surveys;
National and regional surveys and census’s;
Analysis of statistical data and identification of industry trends; and
Identification of major factors to improve animal production.
- Agricultural systems studies
Planning, design and integration of broad-based agricultural systems: including broad-acre and smallholder dryland and irrigated agriculture;
Design of rangeland regeneration and management programmes;
Irrigation system design;
Recommendations for improved crop agronomy, husbandry and cultivation techniques;
Development of fodder and pasture production under both irrigation and dryland conditions, and its conservation;
Utilisation of crop wastes and by-products; and
Evaluation of alternative feed options.
- Aquaculture studies for the whole range of production systems
Evaluation of fish markets locally, regionally and internationally;
Determination of opportunities for new aquaculture production;
Design of hatchery, production and fish processing systems, including RAS, on-shore ponds and off-shore cage systems;
Sales and marketing programs; and
- Environmental studies
Establishment of national standards;
Design of facilities for environmentally susceptible areas;
Design of environmental laboratories;
Environmental impact assessment (design of procedures and execution of studies);
Environmental planning (protected areas, coastal zone management, wildlife parks and sanctuaries); and
Special environmental studies (bio-diversity, desertification, contaminated land, environmental policy).
- Human resource development programs
Reviewing local and regional manpower resources and avenues for increased employment opportunities;
Determination of levels of technical expertise in target communities;
Provision of effective extension services appropriate to community needs;
Training of personnel to deliver community services;
Identification of appropriate training programmes for management, technical and extension personnel; and
Training programmes specifically designed to meet the requirements of the client and target beneficiaries.