Our production systems embody an integrated set of husbandry practices that have developed over time from our experience. We understand farming stability is complex and very sensitive to the ecological, biological and socio-economic environment. The decision to introduce changes or adopt any innovation depends entirely on how the relative advantages and disadvantages in terms of its own perceptions and priorities. Because of these considerations, interdisciplinary, integrative, problem-oriented and farmer-centred approach with new technology is needed.
Our method of irrigation ditch or pond systems for raising fish is a basic requirement for this method to have a ditch or a pond that holds water with a unique system at a small level, fish are organically programmed fed and the waste produced from the fish is then used to fertilize farmers’ fields. On a larger scale, mostly in ponds, the pond is self-sustaining as it grows plants and algae for fish food.
Other method of fish farming is called composite fish culture which is a type of fish farming that allows both local fish species and imported fish species to coexist in the same pond. The number of species depends, but it is sometimes upwards of six fish species in a single pond. The fish species are always carefully chosen to ensure that species can coexist and reduce competition for food.