Approaches

Pond development in wetland areas [Lao People's Democratic Republic]

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1. General information

1.2 Contact details of resource persons and institutions involved in the assessment and documentation of the Approach

Name of project which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the Approach (if relevant)
Scaling-up SLM practices by smallholder farmers (IFAD)
Name of the institution(s) which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the Approach (if relevant)
National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) - Lao People's Democratic Republic

1.3 Conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT

When were the data compiled (in the field)?

04/07/2017

The compiler and key resource person(s) accept the conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT:

Yes

2. Description of the SLM Approach

2.3 Photos of the Approach

2.5 Country/ region/ locations where the Approach has been applied

Country:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Region/ State/ Province:

Samoaui district, Salavan province

Further specification of location:

Asoy village

6. Impact analysis and concluding statements

6.4 Strengths/ advantages of the Approach

Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the land user’s view
Increased aquatic resources with a variety of species including crabs, shrimps, fishes, snails
Suitable to carry out agricultural activities all year-round including crops and animal raising
Increased food security and cash crop production
Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the compiler’s or other key resource person’s view
Having sufficient food for the whole year from agriculture production such as crops and animals
Able to produce fry for individual ponds and distribute to others
Able to store water for agricultural activities (cultivation and animal feeding) during dry season
Able to generate income for households from integrated fishing practices

6.5 Weaknesses/ disadvantages of the Approach and ways of overcoming them

Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks in the land user’s view How can they be overcome?
Lack of fund to maintain the ponds Producing fry by themselves for sale. By this, creating fund for solid maintenance work.
Occasional floods cause repair work of the pond dykes
Some times, occurring droughts run the ponds dry.
Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks in the compiler’s or other key resource person’s view How can they be overcome?
Lack of expertise in fish raising and breeding provide fish breeding training activities for local people
Lack of fund for fish raising and fish breeding (purchase of juvenile fish is needed) provide equipment or fish breeds

7. References and links

7.1 Methods/ sources of information

  • field visits, field surveys

1 place

  • interviews with land users

2 persons

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