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Policy Research for Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Asia (PORESSFA).

Project Title:   Policy Research for Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Asia(PORESSFA).
Type of Project Fisheries policy research
Duration:   April 2002- June 2005
Status:   Completed
Partner Organizations:   European Commission, CEMARE-UK, CORIN-Thailand, RIA-1-Vietnam, UAS-India, UBO-France, and BCAS.
Key words: Shrimp farming policy, Economic growth, Environmental impact, Market, Sustainability, Free trade.
Main Objective:   To focus on institutional and socio-economic aspects of shrimp farming to promote formulation and adaptation of appropriate policy and measures for making the sector sustainable and supportive to rural economy and livelihoods.
Brief Description: The project was undertaken to draw the policy issues in the shrimp sector in four Asian countries- Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Vietnam. In Bangladesh, the research was carried out in Satkhira, Khulna and Cox’s Bazaar districts. It sought answers to the development policy question: “under which social, institutional and environmental conditions can shrimp farming be a reliable factor for rural development and national economic growth for Asian countries within the new globalization environment?”
Output Reports prepared on: 1. Methodology development, 2. literature review, 4. institutional arrangement analysis, 5. social impact assessment, 6. policy analysis, 7. comparative analysis of typology, 8. synthesis and development of guidelines for the shrimp producing countries, stakeholders and the international development partners, 9. two policy issue papers on social transformation and industry governance. Besides, national and international workshops and meetings were organized in which scientists of collaborating institutions participated, secondary and primary data were shared with the collaborating institutions regarding to six policy papers.
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