Integrating fish into seasonally flooded rice fields: on-farm trials in Assam, India

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.

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Abstract

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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Baruah, U.K.
Borah, B.C.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 29
Number: 1-2
Page Range: pp. 48-52
Date: 2006
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood plains; Rice field aquaculture; India, Assam
Subjects: Agriculture
Aquaculture
Item ID: 9082
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 08:37
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9082

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