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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
90112 Hatyai / Songkhla
Tu Son Bac Ninh
PO4 8JF Portsmouth