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dc.creatorFaruque, G.
dc.creatorSarwer, R.H.
dc.creatorKarim, M.
dc.creatorPhillips, M.
dc.creatorCollis, W.J.
dc.creatorBelton, B.
dc.creatorKassam, L.
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, online first 7 June
dc.description.abstractAquatic agricultural systems (AAS) in coastal Southwest Bangladesh have evolved in response to a number of stimuli and constraints including improving market access, technological change, and salinization. Farming systems in the region are highly dynamic, and are characterized by the integration of varying combinations of freshwater prawns, rice, fish, vegetables, and brackish water shrimp. This paper examines the developmental history, productivity, and profitability of three distinct AAS: a low-salinity freshwater prawn-dominated system; an intermediate-salinity-mixed prawn and shrimp system, and a high-salinity shrimp-dominated system. Productivity, cropping intensity, and profitability are found to be highest in the diversified low- and intermediate-salinity systems, and lower in the high-salinity system, where cultivation of rice and vegetables is no longer possible. The paper concludes that more diverse integrated systems reduce risk and vulnerability for farming households.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.titleThe evolution of aquatic agricultural systems in Southwest Bangladesh in response to salinity and other drivers of change
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFaruque, G. et al. (2016). The evolution of aquatic agricultural systems in Southwest Bangladesh in response to salinity and other drivers of change. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, online first 7 June
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asia
cg.subject.agrovocprawns and shrimps
cg.contributor.affiliationMichigan State University
cg.contributor.affiliationAmaranth Sustainable Development LLP
cg.identifier.statusLimted access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorFaruque, G.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorSarwer, R.H.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorKarim, M.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorPhillips, M.
cg.description.themeSustainable aquaculture
cg.creator.idManjurul Karim: 0000-0003-4280-3568
cg.creator.idMichael Phillips: 0000-0002-0282-0286

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