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dc.creatorDubois, M.en_US
dc.creatorAkester, M.J.en_US
dc.creatorLeemans, K.en_US
dc.creatorTeoh, S.en_US
dc.creatorStuart, A.en_US
dc.creatorThant, A.M.en_US
dc.creatorShein, N.en_US
dc.creatorLeh, M.en_US
dc.creatorMoet, P.M.en_US
dc.creatorRadanielson, A.en_US
dc.identifier.citationMarine and Freshwater Research, 70(9): 1229-1240en_US
dc.description.abstractWith rapidly increasing investment in water control infrastructure (WCI) and a recently ratified agriculture development strategy that promotes integrated farming of high-value products such as fish, agricultural production, already fundamental to Myanmar’s economy, will be central to driving the countries’ socioeconomic transformation. Water planners and managers have a unique opportunity to design and manage WCI to incorporate fish and, in so doing, reduce conflicts and optimise the benefits to both people and the ecosystem services upon which they depend. Results from rice–fish culture experimental trials in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta are providing an evidence base for the importance of integrating fish into WCI, highlighting a range of both environmental and social benefits. By using less than 13% of paddy land area and through best management practices, existing rice productivity is sustained, alongside a 25% increase in economic returns for the same land area from fish. In addition, there are considerably more protein and micronutrients available from the fish produced in the system. Should these farming system innovations be adopted at scale, Myanmar stands to benefit from increased employment, incomes and nutritional value of farm plots (alongside associated reductions in pesticide pollution) and water use benefits.en_US
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_US
dc.subjectno povertyen_US
dc.subjectzero hungeren_US
dc.subjectlandscape approachen_US
dc.subjectrice–fish systemsen_US
dc.subjectwater managersen_US
dc.titleIntegrating fish into irrigation infrastructure projects in Myanmar: rice-fish what if…?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDubois, M.J. et al.(2019) Integrating fish into irrigation infrastructure projects in Myanmar: rice-fish what if…?.Marine and Freshwater Research, 70(9): 1229-1240
cg.contributor.funderAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Researchen_US
cg.contributor.projectDevelopment of Rice Fish Systems (RFS) in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar (MYRice-Fish)en_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth East Asiaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsustainable developmenten_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Rice Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Fisheries Myanmaren_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Water Management Institute, The CGIAR initiative on Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agricultureen_US
cg.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorDubois, M.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAkester, M.J.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorLeemans, K.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorTeoh, S.en_US
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheriesen_US
cg.description.themeValue chains and nutritionen_US
cg.creator.idMark Dubois: 0000-0002-8092-6465en_US
cg.creator.idMichael Joseph Akester: 0000-0001-6526-1613en_US
cg.creator.idShwu Jiau Teoh: 0000-0001-7676-8583en_US

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