Socioeconomic factors affecting adoption of aquaculture technologies in Bangladesh

Three low cost aquaculture technologies such as polyculture of carps and monoculture of Nile tilapia and monoculture of silver barb were developed and introduced to the farmers based on their socioeconomic conditions and pond attributes. Their common feature is reliance on on-farm resources, through integrating aquaculture into the existing farming systems. Among the socioeconomic factors affecting farmers' adoption of these technologies, training was the key variable. Moreover, the probability of adoption increases for : individually operated waterbodies (ponds and ditches); waterbodies that are less prone to flooding; farmers whose own labor use is small relatives to total farm labor; farms on which household members are engaged in non-farming activities; and farmers culturing fish in larger waterbodies. The intensity of adoption among farmers who used the technologies varied and was higher for farmers who are practising aquaculture ni small waterbodies.


Ahmed, M., Rab, M.A., Bimbao, M.P. (1993)
Paper presented at the International Symposium on Socio-economics of Aquaculture, Taiwan, 14-17 Dec 1993