An approach to valuing ponds within farming systems for aquaculture.

Abstract

This paper is structured as follows:

  1. Introduction.

  2. Review of existing costs and benefits studies on the use of on-farm reservoirs (OFR) in small scale farming systems.

  3. Use of OFRs for agricultural purposes
    Opportunity cost of land use
    Crop yield response to irrigation
    OFR in cropping systems
    Crops cultivated
    Problem of salinisation and implications.

  4. Use of OFRs for aquaculture purposes:
    Fish in on-farm reservoirs
    Fertilisers use and opportunity costs
    Salinisation and aquaculture.

  5. Integration of aquaculture within OFR systems used for irrigation purposes:economic issues surrounding water allocation
    Water allocation
    Example of a cropping system with the integration of aquaculture
    Shortfalls of the spreadsheet model presented and potential for further investigations.

Citation

Brugere, C.; Little, D. An approach to valuing ponds within farming systems for aquaculture. (2000) 37 pp.

An approach to valuing ponds within farming systems for aquaculture.

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