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  1. Title

    Culture of fish in rice fields

    Description
    This report reviews the practice of rice-fish farming in various countries, comparing the countries' practices to promote rice-fish culture in other parts of the world. It includes a brief history of rice-fish farming, a description of the different rice field ecosystems in which fish farming takes place, possible modifications of rice fields to incorporate fish culture, production systems, agronomic and aquaculture management, rice-fish production and yields, pest management, social and environmental impact of rice-fish culture, experiences of rice-fish farming in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, India and Bangladesh and prospects and program for the future. This report was published by the FAO in 2004.
    Author
    Matthias Halwart; Modadugu V. Gupta (editors)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/a0823e/a0823e00.htm
  2. Title

    Development of aquatic animal genetic improvement and dissemination programs: current status and action plans

    Description
    This document contains the proceedings of a workshop held to discuss ways to strengthen the ongoing genetic improvement and dissemination programs of member countries (including Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and to develop additional programs for new species. It includes the papers presented, a summary of the small group discussions and country-specific action plans for selected species.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/Development%20of%20Aquatic_1.pdf
  3. Title

    Does the Village Fund matter in Thailand?

    Description
    This paper evaluates the impact of the Thailand Village and Urban Revolving Fund on household expenditure, income, and assets using propensity score matching, instrumental variables and panel data. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 5011, was published by The World Bank in July 2009.
    Author
    Jirawan Boonperm; Jonathan Haughton; Shahidur R Khandker
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4202
  4. Title

    Economic gains of improving soil fertility and water holding capacity with clay application: the impact of soil remediation research in Northeast Thailand

    Description
    This report assesses the results of the Soil Remediation Research Project in Northeast Thailand, which demonstrated and promoted the application of clay technology as a quick and cost-effective means of improving the fertility and water holding capacity of sandy soils. This report was published by IWMI in 2009.
    Author
    Rathinasamy Maria Saleth; Arlene Inocencio; Andrew Noble; Sawaeng Ruaysoongnern
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.130
  5. Title

    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 1. Use of student assessment for policy and learning improvement

    Description
    This document analyzes the responses to a survey of Asia-Pacific countries which attempted to determine how assessment results are used beyond their basic function of measuring student learning to provide the evidence to improve educational policies and practices. The countries surveyed include Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. It examines international large-scale assessments, examinations and other national/sub-national assessments. This document was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/epr/PDF/AssesmentSurveyReport131111.pdf
  6. Title

    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 4. Financing of secondary education in the Asia-Pacific region: synthesis paper

    Description
    This paper provides an overview of the current status of secondary education in the Asia-Pacific region with insights on countries' policies and experiences relating to financing secondary education including public expenditure, sources of funding, teacher salaries, how free is secondary education, private tutoring, technical and vocational education, aid for secondary education and public-private partnerships. It also discusses related challenges such as decentralization in education, formula funding, mobilisation of additional resources and targeted support to the disadvantaged. This paper was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/resources/e-library/publications/article/financing-of-secondary-education-in-the-asia-pacific-region-synthesis-paper-education-policy-resea/
  7. Title

    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 5. Education systems in ASEAN+6 countries: a comparative analysis of selected educational issues

    Description
    This report reviews and analyzes key educational issues in the areas of education policy and management frameworks, secondary education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +6 countries and highlights how the systems can be improved and how educational disparities across the countries can be reduced. This report was published by UNESCO in 2014.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/resources/e-library/publications/article/education-systems-in-asean-6-countries-a-comparative-analysis-of-selected-educational-issues-educa/
  8. Title

    Enhancing the contribution of small-scale aquaculture to food security, poverty alleviation and socio-economic development

    Description
    This report presents the results of a workshop in 2010 on small-scale aquaculture (SSA) which aimed to understand SSA, its contribution and ways to enhance its contribution and the challenges facing the sector as well as identifying action plans to strengthen the capacity of SSA producers and households to deal with risks, crises and emergencies. Part 1 contains the outcomes of the deliberations of the experts participating in the workshop and Part 2 contains the technical papers presented, including several case studies covering China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso; Rohana P. Subasinghe
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/family-farming-2014/resources/publication-detail/en/item/216973/icode/
  9. Title

    Expert consultation on farmers' income statistics

    Description
    This expert consultation, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 11 – 14 December 2007, aimed to improve the recording, collection and processing of statistics on farmer's incomes. This report summarises the consultation, including experiences from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. The report, RAP Publication 2008/02, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2008.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ai409e/ai409e00.htm
  10. Title

    Feeds and fertilizers: the key to long-term sustainability of Asian aquaculture: Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development

    Description
    This document summarises the findings from eight individual country case studies which examine feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in Asia. It is part of a detailed overview of feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries including individual country case studies, synthesis papers and the report of a workshop. The full report, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No.497, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Sena S De Silva; Mohammad R Hasan
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1444e/a1444e02.pdf
  11. Title

    Fire management needs and actions in the Southeast Asian region

    Description
    This document reports on the outcomes of a meeting where five countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) used the Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines to conduct needs analysis and assessment of future activities in fire management in their countries.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/011/k4362e/k4362e.pdf
  12. Title

    Food price spikes, increasing volatility and global economic shocks: coping with challenges to food security in Asia

    Description
    This report provides country case studies from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam to analyse the nature, outcomes and effectiveness of particular policy responses to Asia's food price spikes and the immediate and longer term food security issues.
    Author
    Sisira Jayasuriya; Purushottam Mudbhary; Sumiter Singh Broca
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i3031e/i3031e00.htm
  13. Title

    Forests and forestry in the greater Mekong subregion to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study, Part 1

    Description
    This paper (in two parts) summarizes observations and findings from a collection of reports on five Greater Mekong Region countries (Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam) on the status and trends of forestry and forestry in this region. It also analyses the key factors driving changes in forestry in the region and outlines four possible scenarios for 2020. It highlights priorities and strategies to make the region's forestry sector more sustainable.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2093e/index.html
  14. Title

    Forests and forestry in the greater Mekong subregion to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study, Part 2

    Description
    This paper (in two parts) summarizes observations and findings from a collection of reports on five Greater Mekong Region countries (Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam) on the status and trends of forestry and forestry in this region. It also analyses the key factors driving changes in forestry in the region and outlines four possible scenarios for 2020. It highlights priorities and strategies to make the region's forestry sector more sustainable.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2093e/index.html
  15. Title

    Forests beneath the grass: proceedings of the regional workshop on advancing the application of assisted natural regeneration for effective low-cost restoration, Part 1

    Description
    This document discusses the application of assisted natural regeneration (ANR) as a means to achieve effective, low-cost forest restoration. It presents the proceedings of a regional workshop, held in the Philippines in May 2009 and includes selected papers presenting ANR experiences in the Philippines and related forest restoration initiatives throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This document, part 1 of 2 of RAP Publication 2010/11, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2010.
    Author
    Patrick B Durst (editor); Percy Sajise (editor); Robin N Leslie (editor)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1734e/i1734e00.htm
  16. Title

    Forests beneath the grass: proceedings of the regional workshop on advancing the application of assisted natural regeneration for effective low-cost restoration, Part 2

    Description
    This document discusses the application of assisted natural regeneration (ANR) as a means to achieve effective, low-cost forest restoration. It presents the proceedings of a regional workshop, held in the Philippines in May 2009 and includes selected papers presenting ANR experiences in the Philippines and related forest restoration initiatives throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This document, part 2 of 2 of RAP Publication 2010/11, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2010.
    Author
    Patrick B Durst (editor); Percy Sajise (editor); Robin N Leslie (editor)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1734e/i1734e00.htm
  17. Title

    From drawing board to dining table: the success story of the GIFT project

    Description
    This article describes the Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) project, which involved the development of methods for genetic enhancement of tropical finfish using Nile tilapia as a test species, and describes the impacts of the project on the adoption of these methods for other species and the dissemination of improved breeds in several countries in Asia and the Pacific. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2004.
    Author
    M. V. Gupta; B. O. Acosta
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/naga27-3n4/pdf/article01.pdf
  18. Title

    Future for fish in the food and livelihoods of the poor in Asia

    Description
    This article describes the Fish Supply and Demand in Asia project which profiled key technologies in aquaculture and fisheries; analysed policies, the institutional environment and the support services to assess policy options; drew a socioeconomic profile of major stakeholders in the sectors; analysed projections for fish supply and demand in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam; and formulated action plans based on the findings. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2004.
    Author
    M. Briones; M. M. Dey; M. Ahmed
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/na_2321.pdf
  19. Title

    Gender and aquaculture: sharing the benefits equitably

    Description
    This report examines gender disparities in the aquaculture industry, particularly the role of women and how the nature and extent of their contribution is often overlooked in statistics. It examines the five key themes of markets, trade and migration; capabilities and well-being; identities and networks; governance and rights and climate change, disasters and resilience. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2011.
    Author
    Nireka Weeratunge-Starkloff; Jharendu Pant
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2832.pdf
  20. Title

    Gender parity in primary and secondary education

    Description
    This brief document provides statistics on gender equality in primary and secondary education including whether educational opportunities are equally distributed and which countries will achieve gender parity by 2015. This document was published in September 2010.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/fs4-2010-en.pdf
  21. Title

    Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand: part 1

    Description
    This study examines gender-related access to and demand for technology in agricultural production, post-harvesting and processing, and household production in Thailand. It considers gender roles, the role of institutions in technology transfer, sources of technology, and relevant policies. This document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2003. This section, part 1 of 3, contains the foreword, executive summary and contents list. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae538e/ae538e00.pdf
  22. Title

    Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand: part 2

    Description
    This study examines gender-related access to and demand for technology in agricultural production, post-harvesting and processing, and household production in Thailand. It considers gender roles, the role of institutions in technology transfer, sources of technology, and relevant policies. This document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2003. This section, part 2 of 3, contains the introduction, and sections on gender roles and technology use, the role of institutions, sources of technology and support, a policy review and the first part of the recommendations. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae538e/ae538e01.pdf
  23. Title

    Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand: part 3

    Description
    This study examines gender-related access to and demand for technology in agricultural production, post-harvesting and processing, and household production in Thailand. It considers gender roles, the role of institutions in technology transfer, sources of technology, and relevant policies. This document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2003. This section, part 3 of 3, contains the bulk of the recommendations, and annexes listing topics discussed with village and district-level stakeholders, and stakeholders present at the national policy dialogue meeting. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae538e/ae538e02.pdf
  24. Title

    Genetic diversity in wild stocks of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii): implications for aquaculture and conservation

    Description
    This article discusses the potential use of wild stocks of giant freshwater prawns as a method of improving the genetics of culture stocks and studies the extent and patterns of genetic diversity in wild giant freshwater prawn stocks to assist decisions about the direction of future breeding programs. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2003.
    Author
    P. B. Mather; M. de Bruyn
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/naga26-4/pdf/naga-26-4-article1.pdf
  25. Title

    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: hydrological role under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the hydrological role of meltwater resources in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential affects of future reduction of glaciers and seasonal snow cover due to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.204

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