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Aquaculture in Myanmar: Fish farm technology, production economics and management:

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  • Belton, Ben
  • Filipski, Mateusz J.
  • Hu, Chaoran

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Fish farming (aquaculture) has grown rapidly in Myanmar over the last two decades and plays an increasingly important role in national fish supply, but its technical and economic characteristics have been little studied. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) has conducted the first statistically representative survey of fish farms conducted in Myanmar: the Myanmar Aquaculture- Agriculture Survey (MAAS). Features analyzed include: farm productivity and profitability; farm size; production cycle duration; use of feed, seed and other production inputs; demand for labor; harvesting and marketing behaviors; technological change; the economic and social characteristics of fish farming households; and land access and tenure.

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  • Belton, Ben & Filipski, Mateusz J. & Hu, Chaoran, 2017. "Aquaculture in Myanmar: Fish farm technology, production economics and management:," Research briefs 37, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:resbrf:37
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    1. Belton, Ben & Cho, Ame & Payongayong, Ellen & Mahrt, Kristi & Abaidoo, Eric, 2020. "Commercial Poultry and Pig Farming in Yangon's Peri-Urban Zone," Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Papers 303953, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security (FSP).
    2. Filipski, Mateusz & Belton, Ben, 2018. "Give a Man a Fishpond: Modeling the Impacts of Aquaculture in the Rural Economy," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 110(C), pages 205-223.

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