Several factors, increasing demand, improving technology and under-utilized resources, lead to the conclusion that rapid expansion of aquacultural activities can be anticipated over the next two or three decades.
In Bangladesh, much of the rural population depends on agriculture and aquaculture for food, nutrition and income. However, many areas in southern and northeastern Bangladesh are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including salt-water intrusion, increased frequency of flooding, waterlogging and vulnerability to cyclones. The Participatory Evaluation of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Different Agro-Ecological Zones of South Asia project works with rural communities to conduct participatory evaluation of climate-smart agriculture, aimed at scaling out successful climate-smart adoption technologies. This will enable smallholder farmers to implement techniques such as rice-field fish rings and vertical gardens to build resilience against climate variability and shocks.