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dc.creatorGupta, M.V.
dc.creatorRahman, M.A.
dc.creatorMazid, M.A.
dc.creatorSollows, J.D.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-12T01:42:32Z
dc.date.available2019-02-12T01:42:32Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifierWF_1610.pdf
dc.identifier.citationFood security and innovations: successes and lessons learned; international symposium 1996
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/2642
dc.description.abstractTraditionally fish have been a natural component of rice-ecosystems. Intensive agriculture has led to degradation offish habitats, resulting in disappearance of fish from rice fields. The economic viability and impact on the environment of integrating aquaculture with agriculture during rainfed and irrigated rice growing seasons were studied in 256 farms in Bangladesh. Farmers on an average obtained fish production of 230 and 214 kg ha-1 during irrigated and rainfed seasons, respectively. The cost of production was higher in integrated farms by US$ 22.33 and US$ 44.68 ha-1 (13.6% and.17.6%) .as compared to monoculture rice farms durihg irrigated and rainfed seasons, respectively. The increase in net benefit from integration amounted to $217.55 and $239.45.ha-1 , during irrigated and rainfed seasons, indicating a net increase in benefits to farmers by 61.3% and 80.1% respectively, during the two seasons. Integration resulted in increased rice yields on an average by 10.25-11.58%, in 82% and. 56% of integrated farms during irrigated and rainfed seasons respectively, and a decrease in pest population by 40.5-166.7%. Weed infestation in integrated farms was less by 42.9-68.6%.
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dc.languageEn
dc.titleIntegrated agriculture-aquaculture: a way for food security for small farmers and better resource management and environment
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGupta, M.V. et al. (1997). Integrated agriculture-aquaculture: a way for food security for small farmers and better resource management and environment. Food security and innovations: successes and lessons learned; international symposium 1996
cg.coverage.countryBangladesh
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish1610
cg.subject.agrovocagriculture
cg.subject.agrovocaquaculture
cg.subject.agrovocenvironmental impact
cg.subject.agrovocfarmers
cg.subject.agrovocrice
cg.subject.worldfishnatural resource management
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.description.themeSustainable aquaculture


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