Local Knowledge on the Management of Natural Food Biodiversity within a Rice Field Ecosystem: A Case Study of Houay Yae Village, Vangvieng District in Central Laos
. 2013.
 
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This study concerns the local knowledge on the management of the aquatic food biodiversity within a rice field ecosystem in a situation of the rapid socio – economic development and the ecological system change. The purposes of this study are: (1) to examine the importance of the aquatic food biodiversity within the rice field ecosystem to local community; (2) to understand the adaptation method used by the local community in term of managing the aquatic food biodiversity within the rice field ecosystem; and (3) to examine the types of local knowledge regarding the aquatic food biodiversity within the rice field ecosystem employed by the local community. Several methods of data collection were employed including in-depth interviews, participatory observation, and a household survey by using questionnaires which was administered to 109 households in the community.

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