ABOUT US

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated and climate vulnerable countries in the world. 95% of the 1.7 million metric tons of crude salt produced each year, about 10% of the shrimp and prawn aquaculture production and 80% of the shrimp post larvae produced in the Cox's Bazar district. The salt industry engages some 50,000 artisanal salt farmers and provides livelihoods to approximately 1.5 million people.

Period of Implementation

Mar 6, 2020 - Mar 5, 2024
Total Budget

USD 2,500,000.00

OUR IMPACT

Goals

To enhance agricultural and food systems in the Cox´s Bazar area of Bangladesh

Objectives

Increased productivity of salt producers and aquaculture farmers linked to Artemia-related innovative initiatives in the Cox´s Bazar area

Problems and Needs Analysis

The low profitability, climate induced risks, low productivity of coastal aquaculture and limited options for livelihood improvement has resulted in economic vulnerability of the salt farmers. Recent investigations suggest that Bangladeshi salt/aquaculture farmers are unaware of the potential of Artemia farming as well as the real potential for shrimp and fish production in the salt farms. Several south Asian countries (for example Thailand and Vietnam) have adopted new technologies to integrate Artemia and aquaculture production to improve the profitability of salt farms.

Intervention Strategy(ies)

WorldFish will be the lead agency. A Program Steering Committee, including representatives from the European Union Delegation office, WorldFish, partners and farmer representatives will ensure multi stakeholder approach in project implementation. The work packages will be: (i) project management, collaboration with partners and stakeholders; (ii) overview of crude salt production system, scope of integration with Artemia and aquaculture; (iii) identification of demonstration farms; (iv) testing the feasibility, adoption and dissemination of Artemia and aquaculture production systems; (v) increasing marine aquaculture production and productivity through improvement of seed and production technologies; (vi) cross cutting themes covering climate smart management and gender; and (vii) monitoring pathways to impact.

Impact Pathway

The project impact is to increase food security, income and improve dietary nutrition of salt/fish farmers’ households in the Cox’s Bazar area. The strategy will ensure stakeholders engagement in implementation through demonstration farms to develop integrated salt, Artemia and aquaculture models. It will develop improved technologies and practices through research and innovation. Through capacity building and facilitating linkages and networks enhanced extension services will increase access and availability of information. Laboratories will be established for quality assurance of the Artemia product. Project information will be actively disseminated using print and electronic media. Policy/regulatory issues will identified through interaction with stakeholders including policy makers. The reproducible integrated salt, Artemia and aquaculture models, involvement of private sector and workshops and visits to these facilities will promote and facilitate the scaling. The expected outcome is the increased integrated production of salt, aquaculture and Artemia in the salt farms. Climate induced hazards such as prolonged cold winters, high temperatures, erratic rainfall, floods, cyclones, political instability are potential risks to achieve the outcomes. The major outputs are improved knowledge on Artemia biology, production, processing and preservation; improved technologies to establish Artemia cyst and salt integrated production system effectively and widely adopted. This will decrease marine aquaculture production costs due to low cost locally produced Artemia cyst and increase the revenue of salt farmers.

WHERE WE WORK

Standard Operating Procedure for Artemia Pond Culture (English Version)

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Patrick Sorgeloos

Date: 2023-12-31 | Type: Manual

Standard Operating Procedure for Artemia Pond Culture (Bangla Version)

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Patrick Sorgeloos

Date: 2023-12-30 | Type: Manual

Artemia Biomass Recipes as Human Food (Bangla Version)

Author(s): Shahina Syeda

Date: 2023-05-20 | Type: Brochure

Artemia Biomass Recipes as Human Food (English Version)

Author(s): Shahina Syeda

Date: 2023-05-10 | Type: Brochure

Europian Union| Introducing circularity through climate-smart aquaculture in Bangladesh (Artemia4Bangladesh) March 2022 to February 2023

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Kabir Md. Shamsul

Date: 2023-04-30 | Type: Donor Report

Handbook for Artemia Pond Culture in Bangladesh (Bangla Version)

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Nguyen Van Hoa | Patrick Sorgeloos

Date: 2023-01-20 | Type: Manual

Handbook for Artemia Pond Culture in Bangladesh

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Nguyen Van Hoa | Patrick Sorgeloos

Date: 2022-12-31 | Type: Manual

A Training Manual on Artemia Cyst Hatching and Decapsulation (Bangla Version)

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Patrick Sorgeloos

Date: 2022-12-31 | Type: Manual

A Training Manual on Artemia Cyst Hatching and Decapsulation

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Patrick Sorgeloos

Date: 2022-12-10 | Type: Manual

EU_(Artemia4Bangladesh) Introducing circularity through climate-smart aquaculture in Bangladesh_Quarterly progress report_March 2022 - May 2022

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Benoy Kumar Barman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2022-07-31 | Type: Donor Report

EU_(Artemia4Bangladesh). Introducing circularity through climate-smart aquaculture in Bangladesh_Annual progress report 2022_March 2021 - February 2022

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Benoy Kumar Barman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2022-04-27 | Type: Donor Report

EU_(Artemia4Bangladesh). Introducing circularity through climate-smart aquaculture in Bangladesh_Progress Report_September 2021 - November 2021

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Benoy Kumar Barman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2022-01-16 | Type: Donor Report

Pop Up Banner Artemia4Bangladesh Project 05

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain | Shahina Syeda

Date: 2021-10-27 | Type: Poster

Pop Up Banner Artemia4Bangladesh Project 04

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Shahina Syeda

Date: 2021-10-27 | Type: Poster

Pop Up Banner for Artemia4Bangladesh Project 03

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Shahina Syeda | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain

Date: 2021-10-17 | Type: Poster

Pop Up Banner Artemia4Bangladesh Project 01

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Shahina Syeda | Al Shahriar | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain

Date: 2021-10-17 | Type: Poster

Pop Up Banner of Artemia4Bangladesh Project 02

Author(s): Al Shahriar | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain | Shahina Syeda | Muhammad Meezanur Rahman

Date: 2021-10-01 | Type: Poster

EU_(Artemia4Bangladesh). Introducing circularity through climate-smart aquaculture in Bangladesh_Progress Report_June 2021 -August 2021

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Benoy Kumar Barman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2021-09-20 | Type: Donor Report

EU_(Artemia4Bangladesh). Introducing circularity through climate-smart aquaculture in Bangladesh_Progress Report_March 2021 - May 2021

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Benoy Kumar Barman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2021-06-30 | Type: Donor Report

Festoon (Artemia 06) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Md Shariful Islam | Kazi Golam Tashfiq

Date: 2021-06-03 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Artemia 05) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Al Shahriar | Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Rezaul Haque | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain

Date: 2021-06-03 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Artemia 04) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Kazi Golam Tashfiq | Md Shariful Islam | Al Shahriar

Date: 2021-06-03 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Aquaculture-Artemia 02) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Himangshu Biswas | Al Shahriar | Khin Ma U | Rezaul Haque

Date: 2021-06-01 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Aquaculture-Artemia 01) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | M. U. M. Abu Zakaria | Al Shahriar | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain

Date: 2021-06-01 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Artemia 03) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Mohammad Shohorab Hossain | Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Kazi Golam Tashfiq

Date: 2021-06-01 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Artemia 02) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain | Kazi Golam Tashfiq

Date: 2021-06-01 | Type: Poster

Festoon (Artemia 01) for Training and Workshops of Artemia4Bangladesh project

Author(s): Al Shahriar | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain | Kazi Golam Tashfiq | Muhammad Meezanur Rahman

Date: 2021-06-01 | Type: Poster

Artemia4Bangladesh (Bengali version)

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Kazi Golam Tashfiq | Shariful Alam | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain | Rezaul Hoque

Date: 2021-02-28 | Type: Brochure

Fact Sheet Artemia4Bangladesh (English)

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Al Shahriar | Kazi Golam Tashfiq | Shariful Alam | Md. Jimi Reza | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain

Date: 2021-02-28 | Type: Brochure

EU Artemia4Bangladesh Progress Report October - November 2020

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2020-12-22 | Type: Donor Report

EU Artemia4Bangladesh Quarterly Progress Report July-September 2020

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2020-10-25 | Type: Donor Report

EU Artemia4Bangladesh Quarterly Progress Report March - June 2020

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman

Date: 2020-07-03 | Type: Donor Report

Progress review meeting

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2020-04-08 | Type: Donor Report

EU ARTEMIA4BANGLADESH Risk assessment due to COVID-19 April 2020

Author(s): Muhammad Meezanur Rahman | Christopher Ross Price

Date: 2020-04-07 | Type: Donor Report

NEWS & EVENTS

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