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Rampant floods in Bangladesh damage fish stocks, undermining food security. The Intermediate Technology Development Group - Bangladesh (ITDG-B) undertook a needs assessment in three villages in the Faridpur district looking at fisheries to identify opportunities for interventions that will reduce their vulnerability to floods. Additionally, it will improve the food-security situation of households at the time of disaster.
Loss of fisheries due to floods
To ensure food security by identifying opportunities to improve fisheries technology.
To spread information on flood-friendly fisheries technologies to local communities
The project provides dual benefits of reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities and improving food-security.
The options identified for coping with loss of fisheries are:
• Small-scale homestead pen culture: Pens are fences made of bamboo that protect the pond embankment from nearby open water bodies.
• Trap pond management: Trap ponds are an artificially created environment by preparing bushes with tree branches. Bushes are used by wild fish as shelter and feeding ground since they grow various algae.
• Improved traditional fish trapping gear.
Disaster Mitigation Programme
ITDG Practical Action Bangladesh
Tel: +880 02 811 1934, 911 0060, 912 3671
Fax: + 880 02 811 3134
House 32, Road 13/A, Dhanmondi R/A
Dhaka -1209, Bangladesh
Ms. Veena Khaleque Country
Nazmul Islam Chowdhury