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Aquaculture, employment, poverty, food security and well-being in Bangladesh: A comparative study

This study was designed to address some of these ambiguities and shortcomings, and to contribute to a deeper understanding of the relationships between different forms of aquaculture, poverty and food security in Bangladesh.

Scaling up integrated shrimp-mangrove aquaculture

Presented by Dr Simon Bush, Wageningen University, at WorldFish HQ, Penang on 11 November 2014. Mangrove-integrated farming has been promoted in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam as a means of ensuring both livelihood and conservation goals are achieved.

 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Profitability and adoption of improved shrimp farming technologies in the aquatic agricultural systems of southwestern Bangladesh

This paper assesses factors influencing adoption of new shrimp aquaculture technologies within aquatic-agricultural farming systems in southwestern Bangladesh. The impacts of three new technologies were assessed: two Modified Traditional Technologies (MTT 1 and MTT 2) and a Closed System Technology (CST). A total of 789 farmers from 10 sub-districts in Khulna Division were surveyed randomly, including a control group of 350 farmers using traditional technologies.

Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farming in the coastal areas of Bangladesh: Challenges and prospects towards sustainable development

This chapter mainly presents the history of shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh and impacts of shrimp farming on rural livelihoods with particular focus on income and dietary consumption, based on literature reviews and structured field surveys.

New skill with determination changed Lalita’s life

Lalita Bala is learning music from a professional singer. It was a long cherished desire she could not realize, being the daughter of a poor farmer and married when she was only 15. Now 25 years old, she is a mother of a 5-year-old child.

Quantitative genetic parameter estimates for body and carcass traits in a cultured stock of giant freshwater prawn selected for harvest weight in Vietnam

Benefits derived from selective breeding have been demonstrated in livestock and in some fish species, but by contrast, there have been few systematic selection programs reported for shrimps. Improving growth rate has been identified as the most important trait in the breeding objective for cultured shrimp species.

Mobile Fish Hatchery and PCR tested shrimp seeds radically increases Spawn and shrimp production in Bangladesh

The Halda River is the best pure Indian carp breeding river in Bangladesh and the major source of naturally produced carp fry. But traditional method of egg hatching often leads to low hatching and survival rates of spawn.

Governance of Global Value Chains in Response to Food Safety and Certification Standards: The Case of Shrimp from Vietnam

We use global value chain (GVC) theory to understand governance of Vietnam’s shrimp farming industry. We describe this GVC as buyer-driven with important food safety standards imposed by governments of importing countries and new certification systems promoted by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

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