This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R5030: Synthesis of simple predictive models
for river fish yields in major tropical rivers and R6178: Synthesis of
Simple Predictive Model for Fisheries in Tropical Lakes.
A new planning tool for river basins and lakes helps track trends and
measure the likely results of changes to policies or regulations.
Previous methods involved collecting large amounts of data and were
expensive and time-consuming. Now, planners can quickly call up
scenarios showing the impact of various options on rural development.
The modelling tool is based on an extensive database of lake and river
basin information from across the tropics. Proven in river and lake
fisheries in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Bolivia, FAO has now
incorporated elements into the African Water Resources Database and the
World Fisheries and Aquaculture Atlas. This tool also has great
potential to be applied more widely, to water resources, human impact
and climate change.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9 pp.) taken from the CD.
FMSP01, 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 131.