Improving the productivity of the rice-shrimp system in the South-west coastal region of Bangladesh

The production of wet-season rice followed by dry-season shrimp (Penaeus monodon) is a common farming system in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh. This chapter summarizes the experiments conducted in the farmers' fields during the rice- and shrimp-growing seasons of 2004, 2005 and 2006, with the aim of improving the total farm productivity of the rice-shrimp system through technological intervention.


Alam, M.J., Islam, M.L., Saha, S.B., Tuong, T.P., Joffre, O. (2010)
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