This output describes a research methodologies workshop attended by a broad range of farmers in Laos. The aim of this project phase is to describe qualitatively the farming systems in the districts chosen for the project, with a specific focus on rice-fish systems (both traditional and recent innovations). This will provide the context for participatory experimentation in the second phase of the project. The workshop was held to initiate the project in the country, and to capacitate district and provincial staff to conduct the diagnostic stage of the research over a six month period, i.e. to understand the dynamics of the systems and identify opportunities and constraints for fish culture in ricefields in Savannakhet Province.
Identification of technical, social and economic constraints to rearing of fish in rice fields in Lao PDR: Research methods workshop. Project Report Volume 2. University of Stirling, Scotland. 53 pp.