Agriculture and Environment:

Introduction

In 1999 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Word Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) began a three-year project to undertake a series of case studies from around the world on better management practices (BMPs) for shrimp aquaculture.
This consortium funded some 40 case studies on BMPs to reduce environmental and social impacts of shrimp aquaculture.

The most effective conservation strategies will be those that address directly the environmental impacts discussed in earlier sections of this website.

The recent three-year consortium project suggests that only 6-10 activities account for the vast majority of environmental and social impacts. Furthermore, in most cases, the ways to reduce these impacts pay for themselves within two to three years or less.

Credits

Extracts from "World Agriculture & Environment" by Jason Clay - buy the book online from Island Press

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