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Aquaculture in Bangladesh: From subsistence to burgeoning sector in economy
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has held up the impressive progress in Bangladeshi aquaculture, noting an increase of 25 times over three decades in the domestic farmed fish market.
The IFPRI presented its research findings in the form of a paper - The “quiet revolution” in the aquaculture value chain in Bangladesh – published in the June issue of Aquaculture, a respected peer-reviewed journal.
Debunking the traditional view (presumably in the West) that fish farming in Bangladesh is mainly subsistence oriented, the study reveals that three quarters of fish farmers also sell fish commercially.
There has been an equally rapid shift among consumers eating fish from a home pond to purchasing farmed fish from the market, says the study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
“What really surprised me about these findings,” said Ricardo Hernandez, research coordinator at IFPRI and lead author of the study, “was the extent of the growth in many sectors, not just in production but also in many off-farm segments, such as rural and urban traders, input dealers and feed mills.”