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Production in aquatic peri-urban systems in southeast asia

Objective

Peri-urban aquatic food production systems (PAFPS) are central to the livelihoods of many poor people, however, wetlands accommodating these systems commonly represent the only accessible means of disposing of human excreta. Although attention has been drawn to the benefits of such wetlands, generally their value is unmeasured and impacts of contamination, altered access rights, urbanisation, changing consumer perceptions and varying land, water and waste values remain unknown. The proposed project will permit a detailed, holistic situation analysis of PAFPS at 4 sites in SE Asia, followed by pilot studies to test enhanced management strategies and planning approaches. Impacts on systems, producers, consumers and institutions involved will be monitored. Knowledge generated will contribute to developing enhanced management and planning strategies to safeguard associated benefits and protect the health of producers and consumers.

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UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING.
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Stirling
United Kingdom

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