Baruah, U.K. and Borah, B.C. (2006) Integrating fish into seasonally flooded rice fields: on-farm trials in Assam, India. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 29(1-2), pp. 48-52.
In the State of Assam, floodplains cover 2.6 million ha of area that is traditionally rice growing. The ecosystem in the rice-growing areas has undergone major changes as a result of various developmental activities and adoption of modern farming technology. Rice fields were once the major source of fish for the rural farmers. There has been a sharp decline in fish population in rice field leading to a chronic shortage of fish in the State and a deterioration of the rice ecosystem. This paper describes two on-farm experiments for integrating rice cultivation and fish production with the intent of contributing to the understanding of how raising fish can improve rice yields, riceecosystems and farm incomes.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Integrating fish into seasonally flooded rice fields: on-farm trials in Assam, India|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 48-52|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Flood plains; Rice field aquaculture; India, Assam|
|Item ID: ||9082|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||26 Nov 2012 09:37|
|Last Modified: ||26 Nov 2012 09:37|
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