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Socioeconomic aspects of rice-fish farming in Bangladesh: opportunities, challenges and production efficiency

Ahmed, Nesar, Zander, Kerstin and Garnett, Stephen T. (2011). Socioeconomic aspects of rice-fish farming in Bangladesh: opportunities, challenges and production efficiency. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics,55(2):199-219.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 82057923xPUB12
Title Socioeconomic aspects of rice-fish farming in Bangladesh: opportunities, challenges and production efficiency
Author Ahmed, Nesar
Zander, Kerstin
Garnett, Stephen T.
Journal Name Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 55
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1364-985X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-79953793141
Start Page 199
End Page 219
Total Pages 21
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In spite of the potential for rice-fish farming in Bangladesh, it has been adopted by relatively few farmers because of socioeconomic, environmental, technological and institutional constraints. Rice monoculture remains the main farming system in Bangladesh even though integrated rice-fish farming is the best farming system in terms of resource utilisation, diversity, productivity, production efficiency and food supply. Only a small number of farmers involve in integrated rice-fish farming. This study concludes that rice-fish farming is as production efficient as rice monoculture and that integrated performs better in terms of cost and technical efficiency compared with alternate rice-fish farming. Integrated rice-fish farming can help Bangladesh keep pace with the current demand for food through rice and fish production. However, a lack of technical knowledge of farmers, high production costs and risks associated with flood and drought are inhibiting more widespread adoption of the practice.
Keywords cost efficiency
data envelopment analysis
farmer
fish
production frontier
rice
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2011.00535.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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