Multiple production systems boost pro-poor benefits from the floodplains. 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.

An integrated management system that presents a new take on systems that provide multiple products, especially fish and crops, is improving the livelihoods of both farmers and fishers. Floodplains are under threat from overexploitation and degradation, and in the past management has often put more stress on rice production at the expense of fisheries and other natural resources on which the poor depend. The new model aims to maximize the joint benefits of crops and fish for all stakeholders. These options are used at two sites in Bangladesh, Narail and Tangail, where the community has independently adopted the ideas. The practices have spread to adjacent areas, and have since been introduced at three more sites in the country.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP03, 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 81.

Published 1 January 2007