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Policy research for sustainable shrimp farming in asia: a comparative analysis of bangladesh, india, thailand, and vietnam with particular reference to institutional and socio-economic aspects

Objective

The background to this 3-year research project lies in the global expansion of shrimp aquaculture and increasing importance of social and environmental disruptions related to this activity in rural and coastal areas in Asia. The development policy issue addressed is: Can shrimp farming be used as a factor for rural development and national economic growth for third world countries in Asia and if so, under which social, institutional and environmental conditions? To address this question, the project will carry out a comparative analysis of four major producer countries in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Vietnam) and investigate the socio-institutional conditions and policy orientations that are necessary to promote the sustainable development of the shrimp farming industry in Asia. The direct output of the project will be a set of policy guidelines to assist international and national policy-makers in the establishment of an improved legal and institutional framework for a greater coherency between the economic priorities, environmental considerations and social acceptability of shrimp farming in Asia.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
Address
Rue De Kergoat 12
29285 Brest
France

Participants (5)

BANGLASESH CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Bangladesh
Address
House 23 Road 10A, Dhanmondi
1209 Dacca
PRINCE OF SONGKLA UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Hat Yai Campus
90112 Hatyai / Songkhla
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AQUACULTURE NO. 1
Vietnam
Address
Bonh Bang
Tu Son Bac Ninh
UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES BANGALORE
India
Address
Gkvk Campus
560066 Bangalore
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom
Address
Locksway Road Southsea
PO4 8JF Portsmouth