Integrating aquaculture with rice farming in Bangladesh: feasibility and economic viability, its adoption and impact.

Studies were undertaken on 256 farms in Bangladesh from 1992-1994 to assess the feasibility and economic viability of integrating fish culture with rice farming during aman (wet) and boro (dry) seasons in medium highlands. The study shows the importance of understanding the local context for successful adoption of a new technology. The performance of rice-fish farming appears very promising but better-off farmers were more likely to adopt it and benefit from it.


Gupta, M.V., Sollows, J.D., Mazid, M.A., Rahman, A., Hussain, M.G., Dey, M.M. (1998)
ICLARM Tech. Rep. (55): 90 p.