Market Assessment and Business Analysis of Carp Feed in Northwest Bangladesh
- This study is undertaken for an in-depth assessment of the existing market system of fish feeds and ingredients with focus on recent advancement of intensification of carp aquaculture in the northwest region Bangladesh. The study covered Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions. It recommends that medium-priced feed shows the best performance of fish farming (FCR) and farmers can be suggested accordingly. By providing training for local ingredients sellers would help to reduce the contamination. Since a significant proportion of farmers used semi-auto feed, this would be sound to train them on preparing good quality feed to make them more efficient. Moreover, authority needs to care and tackle the group of people who manufactured poor quality feeds. It is also recommended that the financial institutions need to refresh the current pattern of loan disbursement system and awareness building on loan disbursement rules is necessary for the fish farmers to increase their access to the loan. Finally, the availability of testing facilities (at least at the district level) would speed up process of feed quality monitoring.
- Sustainable aquaculture 
- Mohammad Mamun Ur Rashidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4385-0211
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