Rice-fish farming has excellent future in NE India

 Rice Today   |  

The North East region of India presents an excellent opportunity to utilize vast tracts of rice fields for rice-fish farming.

Studies in Assam have shown that rice-fish cultivation is a viable economic activity that is environmentally friendly, low-cost, and low-risk with multiple benefits including increased income and increased fish availability for the rural farming community. Grain yield in rice-fish cultivation is also higher than in monocropping according to other studies.

Thus rice-fish farming could enhance farm production, reduce environmental degradation, and improve the quality of life of farmers.

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