River Food Systems

River food systems

This refers to the nutritional values of rivers, and includes fisheries, other aquatic animals (frogs, snakes, snails etc), and aquatic plants. River food systems can also include agriculture dependent on river dynamics (such as floods); and aquaculture.

Improved decisions on locating, designing and operating water infrastructure with evidence of the impacts and opportunities they create for river food systems, both now and in the future.


 

Why do river food systems matter?

Across the Greater Mekong, rural communities derive significant quantities of nutrients from rivers. In particular, nutrients from rivers are especially important for poor and vulnerable human populations.

The change we seek

Improved decisions on locating, designing and operating water infrastructure with evidence of the impacts and opportunities they create for river food systems, both now and in the future.

WLE and river food systems

WLE river food system projects explore how water infrastructure affects riverine food supplies. If such infrastructure affects food supplies negatively, projects then propose ways in which this impact can be ameliorated.