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Since 2015, United Purpose (Former Concern Universal) has been implementing the Improving Food Security and Livelihoods project in Bangladesh in partnership with WorldFish and Helvetas, promoting better informal services and networking among rural farmers. The project, funded by UKAid, was designed to improve food security and livelihoods for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in south western Bangladesh.

A wide range of chemical and biological products are used in aquaculture to improve the health status and to prevent or cure diseases of cultured animals. The present study aimed to identify the health issues, management practices and occupational health hazards related to shrimp (Penaeus monodon) and prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming in the southwest region of Bangladesh.

The coastal zone of southwest Bangladesh, endowed with diverse resources, bears a significant scope in ensuring security of food and livelihood of the coastal poor people. However, the region is highly prone to adverse weather events and environmental changes leading to vulnerability in the agricultural production as well as food security, and livelihood of the people.