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Increasing the benefits and sustainability of irrigation through the integration of fisheries| A GUIDE FOR WATER PLANNERS, MANAGERS AND ENGINEERS

This guide is a contribution to two CGIAR Research Programs: Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) (led by WorldFish) and Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) (led by IWMI), both of which are supported by funders contributing to the CGIAR Trust Fund.

This guide focuses on how to sustainably optimize and broaden the range of benefits from irrigation development – not only economic but also social and environmental benefits. It emphasizes the opportunities that fisheries could provide to increase food production and economic returns, enhance livelihoods and public health outcomes, and maintain key ecosystem services. The guide considers possible trade-offs between irrigation and fisheries, and provides recommendations on how these can be minimized.