This project aims in the first year to engage 100 landless families under extreme poverty living on the banks of the Andhamanik River near the southern coast of Bangladesh in cage culture of Tilapia (Figure1). Full support on a business basis and without grant aid will be available to beneficiaries including training in cage construction and fish husbandry, disease recognition, marketing and credit planning. Credit will be supplied for each participant to run a 10-cage farm with a capital pay back arrangement.
The project’s business model aims to encourage entrepreneurship and it is expected that the numbers of people involved will expand exponentially for the first few years; new people will try the scheme, new fish species will be farmed and new markets will be sought out.
This project will empower extremely poor landless families to commercially produce fish from waters released by the Bangladesh Government under licence for cage farming.
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