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Aquaculture extension impacts in Bangladesh: a case study from Kapasia, Gazipur


  • Thompson, P.M.
  • Sultana, P.
  • Firoz Khan, A.K.M.


With many ponds and high demand for fish, Bangladesh has a high potential for aquaculture . Since the 1980s, there have been many aquaculture extension projects. As a result, pond aquaculture production is estimated to have trebled between approximately 1990 and 2000, and is currently estimated to be in order of 750 000 t per year. This gave an ideal opportunity to understand the impacts of aquaculture extension. This study investigated the practices and performance of farmers about six years after specific extension efforts had ended, in order to gain a better understanding of the sustained practices and benefits achieved by fish farmers from extension. It followed up an earlier project in Kapasia Upazila (subdistrict) in Gazipur District north of the capital Dhaka, where the WorldFish Center with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), had researched on farming systems and had introduced adaptive integrated aquaculture practices. Surveys were undertake to compare the aquaculture systems with baseline and project period data.

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  • Thompson, P.M. & Sultana, P. & Firoz Khan, A.K.M., 2005. "Aquaculture extension impacts in Bangladesh: a case study from Kapasia, Gazipur," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 16333, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:16333

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    3. Rahman, B.M.S & Samad, M.A & Khanom, M. & Raseduzzaman, M., 2010. "Technology dissemination and extension services activated by department of fisheries in south west region of Bangladesh," Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES), vol. 8.

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    Aquaculture; Fish-culture; Gazipur; Bangladesh;

    JEL classification:

    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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