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Cover for Evolution of shrimp aquaculture systems in the coastal zones of Bangladesh and Vietnam: a comparison.

Based on on-farm surveys implemented in the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, the dynamics of shrimp aquaculture in salinity-influenced coastal areas were analysed. Qualitative data were collected through interviewing both individual and group farmers in 2005 and 2006, as...

Author(s)
Joffre, O.; Prein, M.; Tung, P. B. V.; Saha, S. B.; Hao, N. V.; Alam, M. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving the productivity of the rice-shrimp system in the south-west coastal region of Bangladesh.

The production of wet-season rice (mid-August to mid-December) followed by dry-season (mid-December to mid-August) shrimp (Penaeus monodon) is a common farming system in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh. Experiments were conducted in the farmers' fields during the rice- and...

Author(s)
Alam, M. J.; Islam, M. L.; Saha, S. B.; Tuong, T. P.; Joffre, O.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impact of small-scale coastal embankments: a case study of an LGED polder in Bangladesh.

Shrimp farming has proved to be a highly profitable agricultural activity compared to rice farming in coastal areas with brackish water. It is, however, widely perceived that shrimp farming has negative effects on socioeconomic equity, food security and the environment. In response to the negative...

Author(s)
Chowdhury, A. K. M.; Jenkins, S. A. M.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Participatory management of coastal resources: a case study of Baganchra-Badurgacha subproject in the South-west of Bangladesh.

Conflicts in the use of land and water resources for agriculture versus aquaculture constitute a key issue in the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Increasing areas of rice land are converted to aquaculture farms producing shrimp and fin fish which require brackish water. Powerful shrimp producers rent...

Author(s)
Islam, M. N.; Rinfret, J. R.; Islam, Q. R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing diverse land uses in coastal Bangladesh: institutional approaches.

Land use in coastal Bangladesh is diverse, competitive and conflicting. Agriculture, shrimp farming, salt production, forestry, ship-breaking yards, ports, industry, settlements and wetlands are some of the uses. Land uses have gone through major changes. Land use in the 1950s had been mainly for...

Author(s)
Islam, M. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Brackish-water shrimp cultivation threatens permanent damage to coastal agriculture in Bangladesh.

Over the past 20 years, brackish water shrimp cultivation in the coastal zone of Bangladesh has contributed increasingly to the national economy, but there is a lack of quantitative data on the effects of shrimp farming at the household and community levels. This chapter investigates the impact of...

Author(s)
Karim, M. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper