Flood-Resilient Aquaculture in Faridpur, Bangladesh

Community Level

Flood-Resilient Aquaculture in Faridpur, Bangladesh

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Research and Development

KEY SECTOR:

Food Security
Description of Intervention

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.

Problems to be Addressed

Loss of fisheries due to floods

Aims

To ensure food security by identifying opportunities to improve fisheries technology.

Objectives

To spread information on flood-friendly fisheries technologies to local communities

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

The project provides dual benefits of reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities and improving food-security.

Results / Outputs

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.

Contact Details

Disaster Mitigation Programme
ITDG Practical Action Bangladesh
e-mail: itb@ITDG.bdmail.net
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 

Director
ITDG-Bangladesh

e-mail: veena@itdg.bdmail.net

 

Nazmul Islam Chowdhury

Coordinator
ITDG-Bangladesh

e-mail: nazmul@bdmail.net