Show simple item record

dc.creatorPrein, M.
dc.creatorDey, M.M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T10:53:41Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T10:53:41Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier592.pdf
dc.identifier.citationPlant Production Science 8 (3): 347 - 351
dc.identifier.issn1343-943X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/1944
dc.description.abstractIn extensive river floodplains and deltaic lowlands, floods lasting several months render the land unavailable for crop (often rice) production during the rainy season. Aside from crop production during the flood-free dry season, the land area can be utilized for fish production during the flood season. This can be done by enclosing parts of these floodwater areas to produce a crop of stocked fish aside from the naturally occuring 'wild' species. The WorldFish Center and its national partners recently tested (1) concurrent rice-fish culture in the shallower flooded areas and (2) alternating rice and fish culture in the deep-flooded areas of Bangladesh and Vietnam through a community-based system. This paper presents the key results of this work, focusing on the economics of existing land use patters and the impact of community based fish culture on rice yields and income. Rice production was maintained, or even enhanced. Fish production was increased beyond the wild catch by about 600 kg/ha/year in shallow-flooded areas and up to 1.5t/ha/year in deep-flooded areas, without reduction in wild fish catch. For the overall system on an annual basis, an additional income ranging from US$ 135 per hectare in southern Vietnam to US$ 437 per hectare in Bangladesh was achieved, which is an increase of 20 to 85 percent over the profitablity of the previous systems involving cropping and fish capture. The results indicate that community-based fish culture in rice fields is technically feasible, economically profitable, environmentally non-destructive, and socially aceptable.
dc.formatapplication/pdf
dc.languageEn
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
dc.sourcePlant Production Science
dc.titleIncreased Income from Seasonally Flooded Rice Fields through Community Based Fish Culture in Bangladesh and Vietnam
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPrein, M.; Dey, M.M. (2005). Increased Income from Seasonally Flooded Rice Fields through Community Based Fish Culture in Bangladesh and Vietnam. Plant Production Science 8 (3): 347 - 351
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.countryBangladesh
cg.coverage.countryVietnam
cg.coverage.regionSouth East Asia
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish592
cg.subject.agrovocaquaculture
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovocfloodplains
cg.subject.agrovocrice
cg.subject.worldfishflood plains
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorPrein M.
cg.description.themeSustainable aquaculture


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record