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Small-scale aquaculture producers in developing countries are facing new opportunities and challenges related to market liberalization, globalization and increasingly stringent quality and safety requirements for their products, making it harder for them to access markets.
The dynamic shrimp sector in Bangladesh is facing several challenges, particularly low yields and poor quality. Regardless of the high demand for this product, shrimp farming is still characterized as being traditional and having low productivity. The Greater Harvest and Economic Returns from Shrimp (GHERS) has been initiated to narrow the demand and supply gap by increasing farm productivity and vertically integrating the value chain to comply with quality requirement.
Aquaculture holds considerable potential to contribute to poverty alleviation, if it provides poor people with opportunities other than as primary producers. Integration of aquaculture into poverty reduction programmes provides means to diversify production systems and reduce food insecurity but also needs improved markets in locations where aquaculture can o¡er sustainable livelihoods to poor farming households.