Video Aquatic biodiversity and nutrition

TLF ID M017153

This is 10:33-minute video about the crucial importance of aquatic plants and animals from rice-based ecosystems in the diet of Lao people. It shows how a variety of organisms are caught or harvested in the rice fields and nearby water bodies and identifies that 92 species are used for food in rice-growing areas with fish the most important, followed by frogs. When the fields are drained, the harvest is greater and the surplus is shown being preserved or sold at markets. The video indicates that this source of nutrients is under threat from climate change, population growth, overfishing and a shift to a market economy. The video concludes by calling for improvements to the management of aquatic ecosystems.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the year 9 geography unit of study Biomes and food, especially for the content description about the capacity of the world's environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for the world. The video clearly shows that nutrition security in the Lao People's Democratic Republic is dependent on aquatic ecosystems, particularly rice-based ecosystems, and that only careful management will enable these ecosystems to feed the population of the future.
Year level

9

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • URL: http://www.fao.org/home/en/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.fao.org/home/en/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
Rights
  • © FAO, 2014. This material may be used in accordance with the Standard YouTube License at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms