Benoy Kumar Barman

Senior Scientist

 Dr. Benoy Barman, Senior Scientist, WorldFish  received Doctor of Technical Science in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management in 2000 from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand work as a specialist in the field of aquaculture and aquatic resources management, with special interest on Aquaculture and Gender. Has more than 25 years’ experience to work in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal and India. In 2002 joined at the WorldFish, Bangladesh and South Asia as Post-doctoral Fellow to lead a collaborative DFID-AFGRP funded research project of WorldFish and University of Stirling, UK for two years. After completion of post-doc, joined as a Scientist and promoted to Senior Scientist to coordinate the research program and lead several projects of WorldFish, Bangladesh and South Asia and continuing the activities till now. Prior to join in WorldFish worked as BCS (Fisheries Cadre) Officer in the Department of Fisheries, Government of Bangladesh from 1983 in different positions and has taken self-retirement. With DoF has performed several responsibilities to promote aquaculture and aquatic resources management to benefits the poor in Bangladesh.

Dr. Barman received Best Fisheries Officers Award of Rajshahi Division from Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh. He has obtained Fellowship Award for Doctoral and Post-doctoral Studies from DFID. Developed several projects proposals in collaboration with other colleagues of WorldFish and awarded from donors (DFID, EU, IFAD, BLUE GOLD and others), declared as champions for leading an IFAD-WLE program funded project. As Senior Scientist Dr. Barman is currently providing support in implementing research under several projects/programs of WorldFish in Bangladesh and South Asia such as; CGIAR Research Program on Fish, Ecopond, EcoFishBD, Suchana,  AquaLINC  and WorldFish-DoF Odisha, India Projects.


Relevant recent publications


1.      Sarah A. C. Bogard, R. J., Barman, B. K., Karim, M., Hossain M. M., Kunda, M., Haque A. B. M. Phillips M. J. and Thilsted, H. S., 2017. Homestead pond polyculture can improve access to nutritious small fish. Food Security, The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food. ISSN 1876-4517Food Sec. DOI 10.1007/s12571-017-0699-6  


2.      Islam S. A., Barman, B.K, and Murshed-E-Jahan, K. 2015.  Review Adoption and impact of integrated rice–fish farming system in Bangladesh. Aquaculture, 447, 76-85.


3.      Pant, J., Barman, B.K., Murshed-E-Jahan, K., Belton, B., Beveridge, M. 2014. Can Aquaculture Benefit the Extreme Poor? A Case Study of Landless and Socially Marginalized Adivasi (Ethnic) Communities in Bangladesh.  Aquaculture, 418-419: 1-10.


4.      Ratner, B. D., P. Cohen, B. Barman, K. Mam, J. Nagoli, and E. H. Allison. 2013. Governance of aquatic agricultural systems: analyzing representation, power, and accountability. Ecology and Society 18(4): 59.


5.      Barman, B. K. and Little, D. C. 2011. Use of hapas to produce Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) seed in household foodfish ponds: A participatory trial with small-scale farming households in Northwest Bangladesh. Aquaculture, 317, 211-222.


6.      Barman, B. K. and Little, D. C. 2006. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) seed production in irrigated rice-fields in North-west Bangladesh – an approach appropriate for poorer farmers?  Aquaculture 261, 72-79