Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh: Analysis of Market Access, Trade, and Consumption Patterns

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The overall goal of this project is to analyze economic implications of aquaculture value-chain development in Bangladesh in terms of food security and market access, and thus to improve market access for consumers and producers. Specific objectives include analyzing the food and nutritional security impacts of increased aquaculture production, evaluating constraints in aquaculture input markets that influence domestic market access for aquaculture producers, and analyzing the export market competitiveness of major aquaculture products of Bangladesh (such as pangasius, tilapia, shrimp, and major carps) for different scale and intensity of farming operations.