Krishibid Din Mohammed Dinu, From BAU, agricare24.com: A mid-term stakeholders Conference on ‘Upgrading pangas and Telipia value chains in Bangladesh was held at conference hall of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh on Monday 12 November 2018.
BAU Pro Vice chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Jasimuddin khan addressed the inaugural ceremony as Chief Guest. Professor Dr. M.A.Sattar Mandal, Emeritus Professor, Bangladesh Agricultural University was present as guest of honor and Professor Dr. Shaikh Abdus Sabur, Dean faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, BAU, Dr. Niels O. G. Jorgensen, Professor, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark were present as special guests among others, addressed the conference.
Professor Badiuzzaman Country coordinator BangFish and Dean Faculty of Business Administration and Management Patuakhali Science and Technology University was presided over the inaugural session. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan, Leader, Work package-3, BangFish project, and Professor, Department of Agriculture Finance, BAU presented the progress and achievement of the BangFish project and Welcome Address was delivered by Professor Dr. Sultan Mahmud.
Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan, Leader, Work package-3, BangFish project said, The aim of the project is to upgrade aquaculture production, farm management, quality improvement and value chain performance for making Pangas and Tilapia a high value fishes for both domestic and international market. This is a multidisciplinary multi-institutional collaborative research project.
`The collaborating institution includes universities both from Bangladesh and several others from Europe and global fish research organization like FAO Euro fish as well’.
The project is spllited into 3 packages based on the objectives, nature and scope of the project. Each work package has already identified few very interesting results by the research fellows enrolled as a PhD under this project.
He added the findings and implications can be summarized as Regional production and farm density, and natural resources influences farms productivity and efficiency. Even the feed quality, water quality and availability of special inputs are very influencing factors of fish quality, price and demand.