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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING.
Address

Stirling
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Paholyothin Road
10900 Bangkok
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AQUACULTURE NO. 1
Vietnam
Address
Dinh Bang Tu Son
Tu Son Bac Ninh
ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
Cambodia
Address
Chamcar Daung Dangkor District
Phnom Penh
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HYGIENE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
Vietnam
Address
Yersin Street 1
10000 Hanoi
THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
13,Bulowsvej 17
1870 Frederisksberg
THE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Vietnam
Address
Thu Duc
Ho Chi Minh City
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Address
South Road, Sciences Laboratories
DH1 3LE Durham