Assessing the sustainability of brackish water pond aquaculture systems in the Philippines. Final Report.

Abstract

The project comprises five separate papers investigating different aspects of brackish water aquaculture in the Philippines. Papers 1 to 3 form the core of the project and progress towards the establishment of a ranking of different farming systems in terms of their relative sustainability. Paper 4 represents an extension of the original project proposal, as agreed with James Muir, which investigates in detail the role that aquaculture plays in the lives of poor people in the coastal areas of the Philippines. Finally, paper 5 investigates whether an efficiency case can be made for land reform in brackish water aquaculture in the Philippines. Hence, it is somewhat peripheral to the project but relates to the socioeconomic analysis presented in paper 2, and in this regard was deemed worth including.

Citation

Irz, X.; Stevenson, J. Assessing the sustainability of brackish water pond aquaculture systems in the Philippines. Final Report. Department of Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading, Reading, UK (2005) 281 pp.

Assessing the sustainability of brackish water pond aquaculture systems in the Philippines. Final Report.

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