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Nam Ton Watershed

Knowledge Platform

Rain-fed & irrigated lowland rice

Provide fisher-farmers with a broad-based training program at village / Kum Ban / District level with an upgraded knowledge base with respect to using pesticides and herbicides and provide them with a decision making process to abandon their use altogether and possibly adopt IPM methods to combat pests. This would be especially aimed at fisher-farmers that are interested in enhancing or beginning rice-field culture / capture fisheries.

Provide training and information to fisher-farmers at village / Kum Ban / District level on correct species of rice to grow for those fisher-farmers that want to enhance or begin rice-field culture / capture fisheries.

Provide training and information to fisher-farmers at village / Kum Ban /District level on other management techniques such as rice-field physical modifications and knowledge on “on-farm” inputs for those

fisher-farmers that want to enhance or begin rice-field culture / capture fisheries.

Introduce the concepts of raising fish in a polyculture AND stocking the correct ratios in rice fields.

Introduce the concepts of nursing fish in nylon hapas prior to release, and introduce the concept of breeding fish in nylon hapas in modified areas of flooded rice fields.

 

There appear to be two main types of rain-fed rice field. There are those that are situated on higher ground and are subject to “drying out” during periods of low rainfall and those that are situated in low-lying areas and are prone to flooding. Important culture and capture fisheries are found in the low-lying rice fields, but upland rice-fields (not highland rice-fields) are not separated by bunds and cannot retain water for long periods. But, upland rice-fields are important habitats for OAAs such as frogs, insects and rice field rats.

Pumping out a trap pond close to B. Nalath, Sangthong District to harvest fish and other aquatic animals (OAAs). Production from these trap ponds can be considerably increased with basic technical int
A collection of Hoi Cherry or apple snail. This is a dangerous animal that has the potential to damage young rice plants. If managed correctly, there are ways to control this animal in its juvenile st