Integrated Livestock-fish Farming Systems
By DC Little and P Edwards
The integration of livestock and fish production is booming in parts of East and South East Asia, with livestock wastes continuing to be used as a source of feed even in intensive aquaculture systems. This overview of fish-livestock systems aims to draw on the evolution and current status of such systems in Asia, to provide a technical basis for considering their relevance in other parts of the world, particularly Africa and Latin America. Thus it describes the main types of integrated system in Asia, including integration with agro-industry, and analyses four of their key aspects: environmental aspects, such as nutrient recycling; design criteria for livestock-manured ponds; public health considerations; and social and economic considerations. This is followed by an analysis of the transferability of the Asian experience to other parts of the world. Intended primarily for policy makers, planners, NGOs and senior research and extension staff, the book benefits from excellent presentation and clearly written text.