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Improved farm household nutrition and a stronger economy are among the principal intended benefits of integrated farming systems based on fish culture. Paradoxically, no controllell research has been conducted to assess the extent to which these intended benefits occur in practice. In this paper the authors present a simple field use methodology for estimating these nutritional and economic benefits, using survey and secondary statistical data from Ghana to model outcomes.
In Bangladesh, only 6% of the daily food intake is animal food of which fish accounts for 50%. Rice is the mainstay, making up 60% of the daily food intake. However, many nutrients such as vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, zinc and iodine are not found in rice and have to be obtained from other sources.