ABOUT US

The Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity aims to sustain positive aquaculture sector growth through an inclusive market system approach. This is a five-year assistance activity awarded by the United States Agency for International Development to WorldFish. BAA works in the Bangladesh Feed the Future Zone of Influence (ZOI, consisting of 21 south-western districts) and the Zone of Resilience (ZOR, two districts in the southeast affected by the Rohingya situation).

Period of Implementation

Feb 6, 2018 - Mar 31, 2024
Total Budget

USD 24,458,192.00

Project team

Partners

OUR IMPACT

Goals

• Increased productivity of aquaculture production systems, • Strengthened aquaculture market systems with particular attention to expanding opportunities for women and youth • Increased awareness and adoption of nutrition-related behaviours, with a particular focus on women and youth.

Objectives

The overarching objective of the Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity is to achieve inclusive aquaculture sector growth through a market system approach.

Problems and Needs Analysis

Fish is the second-most important food group (after rice) in Bangladesh, providing 60 percent of animal protein consumption and a key source of micronutrients. The fish value chain in Bangladesh is growing and transforming very rapidly, across many species and in all market segments. However, demand continues to exceed supply; estimated current production of 2.06 million metric tons per year compares against a demand of 2.34 million metric tons per year5 and projected future demand in 2030 of around five million tons per year. Significant improvements in aquaculture productivity along with greater efficiency and quality differentiation in the value chain remain critical challenges for continued sustainable and inclusive aquaculture sector growth. Women are often systematically disadvantaged from gaining access to favourable livelihood opportunities across various segments of aquaculture value chains, often hidden and performing undesirable and underpaid roles. Gender discrimination persists in Bangladesh. With a projected population of 179 million by 2025, there is a clear role for aquaculture in Bangladesh to make important contributions to the national economy, creating meaningful income opportunities in the value chain for hundreds of thousands of poor households, including women, men and youth, improving nutrition through greater access to nutrient-rich fish, primarily for women of reproductive age, infants and young children and improving related dietary, hygiene and health practices.

Intervention Strategy(ies)

Value chain mapping and spatial mapping (using a Geographical Information System (GIS)) will be employed to analyze and understand the current situation (baseline) and set targets for different actors/nodes in the value chain. The approach will build on WorldFish expertise in GIS and aquaculture, and new hires with expertise in value chain and market analysis will help to identify potential gaps in input supply or market services and provide a key decision and policy tool for management of the activity and the aquaculture sector in the ZOI. GIS will also help to illustrate the changes occurring in the ZOI and differences in the resource base or aquaculture systems between different areas within the ZOI.

Impact Pathway

The Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity will contribute to Development Objective 2 (DO2) of USAID’s Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), 2011-2016: “Availability, Access, and Utilization of Domestically Produced and Nutritious Foods Increased”. DO2 seeks to foster inclusive and sustained economic growth in agriculture, including the growing aquaculture sector. This Activity will directly contribute to the achievement of DO2 level Intermediate Result: IR 2.1 Sustainably Increase Agricultural Productivity IR 2.2 Improved Access through Market Systems IR 2.3 Improved Nutrition & Dietary Diversity. The development hypotheses of the Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity are: 1. If systemic improvements can be made to the aquaculture market system in the ZOI then the productivity, production and profitability of aquaculture businesses operated by both women and men will increase through: ● Increased, gender equitable access to affordable productivity enhancing products (quality fish seed and feed) and services (knowledge, banking, equipment). ● Improved relations between value chain actors (fish farmers, wholesalers, retailers) to aggregate purchase of inputs and supply of fish and fish products with special emphasis on improving business relations and networks of women. ● Improved market linkages for women and men pond fish farmers and fish buyers in destination markets through better and gender responsive information, logistic and cold chain management. ● Gender sensitive formal and informal rules and regulations that facilitate the growth of aquaculture-based businesses. 2. If production and productivity of aquaculture in the ZOI increase and there is improved awareness and adoption of nutrition -related behaviour and practices: ● Sales of pond fish at satisfactory profit margins by both women and men will encourage continued Household (HH) investment in fish pond farms. ● Household consumption of nutrient-rich fish derived from production models which optimize opportunities for both fish sales and consumption will also increase.

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WHERE WE WORK

Strengthening nutrition-sensitive aquaculture through enhancing nutritional behaviors and private sector engagements

Author(s): Mst. Zohura Khatun

Date: 2023-10-29 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Increase production and promotion of cultured shrimp and seabass in the mainstream market channels

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali

Date: 2023-09-30 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Wider-scale promotion of Generation-3 rohu (G3 rohu) through supply chain development

Author(s): Md. Hasnal Alam

Date: 2023-09-30 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Promote fish-based Ready-to-Cook (RtC) and Ready-to-Eat (RTE) food products in the mainstream market channels with a focus on the export market

Author(s): Layel Md. Zahirul Islam

Date: 2023-09-30 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Loan Dataset of Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture Activity

Author(s): Md. Bappy Shahrier | Md. Zakaria Alam

Date: 2023-09-30 | Type: Dataset - Sub-type(s): Socio-Economic Survey Data

Improving access to formal financial package for aquaculture stakeholders

Author(s): Muhammad Eftakharul Islam

Date: 2023-09-25 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Promotion of sustainable crab farming in south-west region of Bangladesh

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali

Date: 2023-09-24 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Promotion and Adaptation of In-Pond Raceway System in South-Western Bangladesh

Author(s): Md. Hasnal Alam

Date: 2023-09-21 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture Activity Annual Performance Datasets

Author(s): Md. Bappy Shahrier | Md. Zakaria Alam | MM Imran Parvez

Date: 2023-09-13 | Type: Dataset - Sub-type(s): Socio-Economic Survey Data

Promoting affordable improved fish feed, services and linkages to increase profitability of aquaculture farmers

Author(s): Md. Badrul Alam

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Strengthening aquaculture advisory services through One Stop Service Centers (OSSCs)

Author(s): Muhammad Eftakharul Islam

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

New product and market development for dry fish business

Author(s): Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Market Actors and Market Channels Development for nutrition sensitive aquaculture in Bandarban

Author(s): S.M. Zafrullah Shamsul Shamsul

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Aquaculture Market Channel Development in Alikadam

Author(s): S.M. Zafrullah Shamsul Shamsul

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Aquaculture Business Development through Local Service Provider (LSP) in Cox’s Bazar

Author(s): S.M Nurun Nabi

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Promotion of small-scale aquaculture and high valued SIS species in Barishal region

Author(s): Layel Md. Zahirul Islam

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Strengthening the supply chain of natural Pituitary Gland (PG) to create a domestic PG market in Bangladesh

Author(s): Md. Hasnal Alam

Date: 2023-08-31 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Improving access to finance and aquaculture business development through local business centers (Phase II)

Author(s): Satyki Roy

Date: 2023-08-30 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Farmers' Training Datasets

Author(s): Md. Bappy Shahrier | Md. Zakaria Alam | MM Imran Parvez

Date: 2023-08-27 | Type: Dataset - Sub-type(s): Other (Training Datasets), Socio-Economic Survey Data

One Stop Service Centers (OSCC) for Aquaculture Farmers

Author(s): Layel Md. Zahirul Islam | Muhammad Abul Hossain | Nazib Neaz

Date: 2023-08-06 | Type: Brochure

One Stop Service Centers (OSCC) for Aquaculture Farmers (Bangla)

Author(s): Layel Md. Zahirul Islam | Muhammad Abul Hossain | Nazib Neaz

Date: 2023-08-06 | Type: Brochure

Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity

Author(s): Manjurul Karim | Kabir Md. Shamsul

Date: 2023-07-10 | Type: Brief

Mainstreaming women’s participation in aquaculture for sustainable livelihoods

Author(s): Sumaya Tabassum

Date: 2023-05-16 | Type: Blog

USAID_Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity_Annual Progress Report: October 2021– September 2022

Author(s): Manjurul Karim | Kabir Md. Shamsul

Date: 2022-10-30 | Type: Donor Report

Project Completion Report On “Access to finance (A2F) services for dry fish and aquaculture business in Cox’s Bazar”

Author(s): Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain | Manjurul Karim

Date: 2022-09-30 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Project Completion Report On Promoting Nutrition Sensitive Aquaculture in Thanchi

Author(s): S.M. Zafrullah Shamsul Shamsul

Date: 2022-09-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Festoon on salt water shrimp production 3

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Manjurul Karim | Nazib Neaz | Md. Emdad Hossain

Date: 2022-06-23 | Type: Poster

Festoon on salt water shrimp production 4

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Manjurul Karim | Nazib Neaz | Md. Emdad Hossain

Date: 2022-06-23 | Type: Poster

Festoon on salt water shrimp production 5

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Manjurul Karim | Nazib Neaz | Md. Emdad Hossain

Date: 2022-06-23 | Type: Poster

Festoon on salt water shrimp production 6

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Manjurul Karim | Nazib Neaz | Md. Emdad Hossain

Date: 2022-06-23 | Type: Poster

Feed The Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity

Author(s): Nazib Neaz | Kabir Md. Shamsul | Manjurul Karim | Tahmina Haque

Date: 2022-06-22 | Type: Brief

Farmers Guidebook on Carp Production

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Md. Emdad Hossain | S.M Nurun Nabi | Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain | S.M. Zafrullah Shamsul Shamsul

Date: 2022-06-22 | Type: Manual

Flow chart on Nursery Management

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain | Md. Emdad Hossain | Nazib Neaz

Date: 2022-06-22 | Type: Training Material

Festoon on salt water shrimp production 1

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Manjurul Karim | Nazib Neaz | Md. Emdad Hossain

Date: 2022-06-22 | Type: Poster

Festoon on salt water shrimp production 2

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Manjurul Karim | Nazib Neaz | Md. Emdad Hossain

Date: 2022-06-22 | Type: Poster

Modern Fish Farming Management in Pond

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Md. Emdad Hossain | S.M Nurun Nabi | Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain

Date: 2022-06-21 | Type: Manual

Brochure on Fry Traders

Author(s): Md. Emdad Hossain | Mohammad Shawquat Ali | S.M. Zafrullah Shamsul Shamsul

Date: 2022-06-21 | Type: Brochure

USAID_Feed the Future Bangladesh_Quarterly Progress Report_Jan 2022 - Mar 2022

Author(s): Manjurul Karim

Date: 2022-04-28 | Type: Donor Report

Project Completion Report on Promotion of Diversified Fish Products

Author(s): Md. Abu Hasan Ali

Date: 2022-03-28 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Experiential learning in the ULAB MBA program helping women realise their leadership potential

Author(s): Asif Uddin Ahmed

Date: 2022-02-13 | Type: News Item/Press Item

Brochure on Covid-19

Author(s): Manjurul Karim

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Brochure

Brochure on nutrition of small fish

Author(s): Md. Abu Hasan Ali

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Brochure

Festoon on carp mix culture and vegetable cultivation

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Md. Emdad Hossain | Mohammad Shohorab Hossain

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Festoon on common problems and solutions in aquaculture

Author(s): Md. Emdad Hossain | Mohammad Shawquat Ali | S.M Nurun Nabi

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Festoon on dyke cropping

Author(s): Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Md. Abu Hasan Ali | Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Festoon on fish seed stocking management

Author(s): S.M Nurun Nabi | Md. Mokhlesur Rahman | Mohammad Shawquat Ali

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Festoon on food, nutrition and hygiene

Author(s): Md. Abu Hasan Ali | Mohammad Shawquat Ali

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Festoon on post stocking management of fish seed

Author(s): Md. Emdad Hossain | Mohammad Shawquat Ali | Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Festoon on supplementary food application in pond

Author(s): Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain | Md. Emdad Hossain | Mohammad Shawquat Ali

Date: 2021-12-31 | Type: Poster

Environmental compliance in aquaculture

Author(s): MHM Mostafa Rahman | AWM Anisuzzaman

Date: 2021-07-04 | Type: Video

Project Completion Report on ‘Establish Aquatic Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Project’

Author(s): Md. Hasnal Alam | Md Ariful Islam | Md Ataul Karim Bhuiyan

Date: 2021-04-04 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Project completion report on Ensuring quality carp seed supply by practicing best management practices and strengthening distribution network

Author(s): Muhammad Eftakharul Islam

Date: 2021-02-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Promotion of safe fish through traceable production system

Author(s): Mohammad Nurul Karim Bhuiyan

Date: 2021-02-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Project Completion Report On Strengthening quality Carp Pituitary Gland (CPG) production domestically

Author(s): Muhammad Eftakharul Islam

Date: 2021-02-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Work on policy consolidation, improvement in licensing, management process and effective use of aqua inputs (5 reports)

Author(s): Muhammad Eftakharul Islam

Date: 2021-02-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Project Completion Report on Promotion of Aquaculture and Nutrition Sensitive Interventions (PANSI)

Author(s): Mohammad Abdul Baten Bhuyain Bhuyain

Date: 2021-02-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

Video on Climate Risk Reduction in Aquaculture

Author(s): MHM Mostafa Rahman | AWM Anisuzzaman

Date: 2020-06-15 | Type: Video

Project Completion Report On Promoting Private Extension Service by Establishing Mega Feed School

Author(s): Mostaq Ahmed

Date: 2020-04-26 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report

BANA Introduction Animation Video

Author(s): AWM Anisuzzaman | Malcolm William Dickson | Doina Huso

Date: 2020-03-01 | Type: Video

Festoon for farmers training on nutrition

Author(s): Syada Munia Hoque | AWM Anisuzzaman

Date: 2019-12-01 | Type: Poster

WorldFish Rohu Genetic Improvement Program G2 harvest data

Author(s): Matthew Gray Hamilton | Md. Badrul Alam | Benoy Kumar Barman | Aashish Kumar Roy | Jamal Hossain | Md. Kamruzzaman | Md. Mustafizur Rahman | Md. Sultan Mohmud | Md. Tutul Hossain | Ramprosad Kundu | Sirajum Monira Shanta | Uzzal Kumar Sarkar

Date: 2019-11-17 | Type: Dataset - Sub-type(s): Crop Yields in Field Experiments

Assessment of the local service provider model in Bangladesh

Author(s): Froukje Kruijssen | Faruque Golam | Yngve Braaten | Eline Minneboo

Date: 2019-10-31 | Type: Working Paper

Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity

Author(s): AWM Anisuzzaman

Date: 2019-07-25 | Type: Brief

Environmental Compliance and Climate Risk Management in Aquaculture

Author(s): MHM Mostafa Rahman | Naseem Ahmed Aleem | AWM Anisuzzaman

Date: 2019-07-15 | Type: Brochure

Carp genetic improvement programs

Author(s): Malcolm William Dickson | Md. Badrul Alam

Date: 2019-07-15 | Type: Brief

BANA Activity poster

Author(s): AWM Anisuzzaman

Date: 2019-07-08 | Type: Poster

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) reveal sibship among founders of a Bangladeshi Rohu (Labeo rohita) breeding population

Author(s): Matthew Gray Hamilton | Wagdy Mekkawy | John Benzie | Andrzej Kilian

Date: 2019-06-19 | Type: Journal Article

Sibship assignment to the founders of a Bangladeshi Catla catla breeding population

Author(s): Matthew Gray Hamilton | Wagdy Mekkawy | John Benzie

Date: 2019-04-29 | Type: Journal Article

WorldFish Rohu Genetic Improvement Program G2 tagging data

Author(s): Matthew Gray Hamilton | Md. Badrul Alam | Benoy Kumar Barman | Aashish Kumar Roy | Jamal Hossain | Md. Kamruzzaman | Md. Mustafizur Rahman | Md. Sultan Mohmud | Md. Tutul Hossain | Ramprosad Kundu | Sirajum Monira Shanta | Uzzal Kumar Sarkar

Date: 2019-03-05 | Type: Dataset - Sub-type(s): Crop Yields in Field Experiments

WorldFish Silver Carp Genetic Improvement Program G0 EBVs and fish to retain

Author(s): Matthew Gray Hamilton

Date: 2019-01-01 | Type: Dataset - Sub-type(s): Other (Estimated breeding values)

USAID_Feed the Future_Annual progress report: February – September 2018

Author(s): Malcolm William Dickson | Naseem Ahmed Aleem | Md. Nasirul Islam | Shah Rear Kabir

Date: 2018-10-31 | Type: Donor Report

Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity: Environmental Due Diligence (EDD)

Author(s): MHM Mostafa Rahman

Date: 2018-04-22 | Type: Report - Sub-type(s): Internal Report