Foods from water bodies improve life for the very poor. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R7064, R7917 and R7100. Simple new ways of managing wild and cultured fish in paddy fields, ponds and lakes mean that people have more reliable supplies of food, better diets and better nutrition. For centuries, the rural poor have relied on wild fish, plants, snails and other foods. But these are fast disappearing because of over-exploitation, dwindling flood plains and more intensive farming. People-especially the poorest-in Northeast Thailand, lowland Cambodia and Bangladesh are already reaping the benefits of these systems and they are being strongly promoted in Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Lao PDR. There is also great potential in hilly agricultural and tropical forest systems where rainfall is seasonal.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


AFGP02, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 72.

Published 1 January 2007