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An integrated rice - fish system [Lao People's Democratic Republic]

technologies_2928 - 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)?

11/07/2017

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:

Salavan Province

Further specification of location:

Duekdong village Ta-oy District,

6. Impact analysis and concluding statements

6.4 Strengths/ advantages of the Approach

Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the land user’s view
Increase in yields even in small area, able to produce 2 seasons a year
Integrated rice and fish can produce 2 products in one area
Fish byproduct can increase soil organic matter in the rice field

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?
Farmers need to buy the fry in the next season, as they have a lack of knowledge in fish breeding Fish breeding training course is needed
Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks in the compiler’s or other key resource person’s view How can they be overcome?
Fish raising in rice fields is limited because its water is shallow compared to a pond in general (fish pond)

7. References and links

7.1 Methods/ sources of information

  • field visits, field surveys

1 time field visit

  • interviews with land users

1 person

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