Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Impact of Aquatic Resources on Livelihood of the People Lower Mekong Basin — A Case Study in Phu Loc, Khanh An Communes, Tan Chau, An Phu District, An Giang Province


Pham Xuan Phu1, and Ngo Thuy Bao Tran2
1. Department of Rural Development and Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, An Giang
University, Vietnam

2. Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, An Giang University, Vietnam


Abstract: The results showed that people who live along the river are dependent on natural resources. They are mainly the poor, low education, and landless. Their income resources are mainly based on exploitation of natural fisheries and hired work. Therefore, the reduction of fisheries resources affected their livelihoods such as reducing employment opportunities and their income, making their life unstable. Although the aquatic resources impacted on their livelihoods, only 30.35% interviewed households in Khanh An commune, and 20.25% in Phu Loc wanted to change their job. 69,65% of interviewed households in Khanh An and 79.75% in Phu Loc commune would continue with their exploitation of natural fishes resources since they have no capital, land and other production facilities to switch to other jobs.


Key words: natural aquatic resources, livelihood, Khanh An, Phu Loc, An Giang




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