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Record number 355521
Title Fishponds in farming systems
Author(s) Zijpp, A.J. van der; Verreth, J.A.J.; Quang Tri, Le; Mensvoort, M.E.F. van; Bosma, R.H.; Beveridge, M.C.M.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789086860135 - 311
Department(s) Animal Production Systems
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Land Dynamics
Publication type Scientific book or proceedings (editor)
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) visvijvers - visteelt - bedrijfssystemen - geïntegreerde systemen - landbouw - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - kringlopen - fish ponds - fish culture - farming systems - integrated systems - agriculture - sustainability - cycling
Categories Aquaculture Production Systems / Integrated Production Systems
Abstract Throughout the last century, specialisation and intensification were buzz words for farmers in the Western world. However, this approach has not resulted in sustainable development as evidenced by the fact that scientists now need to create technologies to reduce negative impacts. In this book we demonstrate that an alternative exists. Case studies from Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam show that integration and diversification increase both farm productivity and farmers' incomes. By adopting a participatory approach, farmers and scientists identified a range of technologies that strengthen the positive impacts of integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems for the environment. This book is a collection of refereed papers on a controversial subject in agricultural development. Arguing that sustainability of fish culture in ponds needs a new paradigm - feed the pond to grow fish - two chapters focus on nutrient cycling in such systems. Another chapter makes the case for breeding Nile tilapia for resource poor farmers and presents practical options to avoid the pitfalls that arise from natural tilapia mating in low-input ponds. The book contains chapters on livelihood and development aspects and ends with a general discussion completing the picture of the integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems. Overall it composes a review which addresses one of the key issues of the new century: how to sustainably produce food without compromising environmental integrity.
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