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