Title: Rice with fish culture in the semi-deep waters of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: a socio-economical survey
Authors: Rothuis, AJ ×
Nhan, DK
Richter, CJJ
Ollevier, Frans #
Issue Date: Jan-1998
Publisher: Blackwell science ltd
Series Title: Aquaculture research vol:29 issue:1 pages:47-57
Abstract: The results of a socio-economical survey of farming systems practising rice culture with introduced fish, rice culture with indigenous fish and rice monoculture in the semi-deep waters of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, are presented. Rice and fish yields, inputs, and cost-benefits were computed to evaluate the agricultural effects of rice with fish culture. Household size, labour availability and educational level were not significantly different among the three farming systems, Rice-fish farming systems differed mainly from rice monoculture by a higher fertilizer/water requirement and less pesticide use. The total farm cash and net return did not differ among the farming systems, The main beneficial effects of rice-fish culture are thought to be related to environmental sustainability, system biodiversity, farm diversification and household nutrition.
ISSN: 1355-557X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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