Following on from the research methods workshop (see Project Report Vol. 2), the teams took the opportunity to use different methods of information collection with a range of farmers, and to reflect on their findings in a follow-up workshop in Savannakhet (February 1997). These workshops contributed to the development of improved strategies for farmer managed research being undertaken by the Asian Institute of Technology Aqua Outreach - Lao PDR (Outreach Program Laos Progress Report, May, 1997) and a process within the Livestock and Fisheries Section of empowerment and decentralisation. They also consolidated information on the farming systems in the study area. This report describes the farming systems based on the workshop reports and supplementary information.
Identification of technical, social and economic constraints to rearing of fish in rice fields in Lao PDR: Resource management and information systems - A situation analysis. Project Report Vol. 3. University of Stirling, Scotland, 72 pp.