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Cover for Dynamics of livelihoods and resource use strategies in different ecosystems of the coastal zones of Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.

The coastal areas in Bac Lieu Province of the Mekong Delta have undergone rapid changes in environmental and socio-economic conditions since the early 1990s when a saltwater control project was established to promote food crop production in the traditional rice-saltwater-based farming areas. A...

Author(s)
Khiem, N. T.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coastal transects analysis of Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand.

The consequences of coastal degradation can be devastating, particularly in highly populated and sensitive areas such as deltas. Innovative approaches and tools are required to minimize these impacts and for sustainable management. The high complexity, diversity, dynamics and large-scale...

Author(s)
Chuenpagdee, R.; Traesupap, S.; Juntarashote, K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An analysis of environmental policy strategies for coastal land conservation in Thailand.

Addressing externalities in policy decisions is crucial to ensuring the sustainable use of coastal land. This chapter analyses efficient management options and their trade-offs for coastal land use in Krabi Province, Thailand. Various environmental management schemes, such as zoning, green taxation ...

Author(s)
Pongthanapanich, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diversified cropping systems in a coastal province of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: from testing to outscaling.

This study was carried out to test the hypothesis that diversification and polyculture (growing more than one crop/commodity at the same time in the same field) could contribute greatly to increased profitability and reduced risk for both rice-based and shrimp-based production systems in the...

Author(s)
Ni, D. V.; Phat, T. D.; Lu, T.; Tung, P. B. V.; Ben, D. C.; Vu, D. H.; Thai, P. H.; Giang, P. H.; Tuong, T. P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rebuilding resilient shrimp aquaculture in South-east Asia: disease management, coastal ecology and decision making.

We contend there are currently two competing scenarios for the sustainable development of shrimp aquaculture in coastal areas of South-east Asia. First, a landscape approach where farming techniques for small-scale producers are integrated into intertidal areas in a way that the ecological...

Author(s)
Bush, S. R.; Zwieten, P. A. M. van; Visser, L.; Dijk, H. van; Bosma, R.; Boer, F. de; Verdegem, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mangrove system sustainability: public incentives and local strategies in West Africa.

The need to reconcile biodiversity conservation and development issues, notably the equitable sharing of benefits, recognized in the Convention on Biological Diversity (Secretariat of CBD, 1992; see http://www. cbd.int) and reaffirmed in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA, 2005), has led...

Author(s)
Cormier-Salem, M. C.; Bernatets, C.; Sarr, O.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farmers' assessment of resource management and farm-level technological interventions in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Bac Lieu, a coastal province in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, faced rapid changes in environmental and socio-economic conditions in the early 1990s when the government started investing in the construction of a series of coastal embankments and sluices along the coast. The purpose of these...

Author(s)
Can, N. D.; Khiem, N. T.; Hossain, M.; Tuong, T. P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Participatory management of coastal resources: a case study of Baganchra-Badurgacha subproject in the South-west of Bangladesh.

Conflicts in the use of land and water resources for agriculture versus aquaculture constitute a key issue in the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Increasing areas of rice land are converted to aquaculture farms producing shrimp and fin fish which require brackish water. Powerful shrimp producers rent...

Author(s)
Islam, M. N.; Rinfret, J. R.; Islam, Q. R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impact of small-scale coastal embankments: a case study of an LGED polder in Bangladesh.

Shrimp farming has proved to be a highly profitable agricultural activity compared to rice farming in coastal areas with brackish water. It is, however, widely perceived that shrimp farming has negative effects on socioeconomic equity, food security and the environment. In response to the negative...

Author(s)
Chowdhury, A. K. M.; Jenkins, S. A. M.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilization of aquatic resources along the North Brazilian coast with special reference to mangroves as fish nurseries.

The coastline of Brazil stretches approximately 8400 km, with a continental shelf area of 822,800 km2 and a declared exclusive economic zone of approximately 4.5 million km2. Mangroves are the dominant coastal vegetation, particularly in the north of the country, covering an area of 13,400 km2,...

Author(s)
Saint-Paul, U.; Barletta, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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