This literature review is part of a larger research project on the impact of aquatic animal health strategies on the livelihoods of poor people in Asia. The literature reviewed in this paper derives from a variety of sources including policy documents, empirical case studies and project reports. It draws significantly from anthropological approaches to understandings of ‘farmer’s knowledge’ and the relationship between knowledge and practice; and from debates within the wider arena of social science and development studies concerning processes of technology transfer, the impact of research and the construction of technical knowledge within the context of rural livelihoods.
University of Sussex, UK. 696 pp.