Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Restoration & rehabilitation

Irrigation – a major contributor to the Green Revolution – has significantly improved agricultural production worldwide, with consequent benefits for food security, livelihoods and poverty alleviation. Today, irrigated agriculture represents about 21 percent of cultivated land, but contributes approximately 40 percent of the total global crop production. Many governments continue to invest in irrigation as a cornerstone of food security...
This document has been developed in recognition of the increasingly diverse demands for water from irrigation systems and the need to introduce more holistic land uses into conventional irrigation management. Despite historical precedents the potential for the integration of fish production (capture fisheries and aquaculture)...
This Fisheries Technical Paper is a companion to the Report of the FAO Expert Consultation on the Use of Irrigation Systems for Sustainable Fish Production in Arid Countries of Asia (FAO Fisheries Report No. 679). The consultation was held at Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 29 September 2001. This document brings together twelve papers...
This document records the proceedings of the National Workshop on Fisheries Resources Development and Management, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 29 October to 1 November, 1995.  This report the Workshop which  covered  stocking,  enhancements, impacts of irrgition and other developments on inland fisheires and the linkages to aquaculture and lists its recommendations.