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Organic Shrimp Project Bangladesh (OSP-BD)

General information

 Without few exceptions, organic farming in Bangladesh is still on experimental basis. Based on International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement (IFOAM) statistics, total land area under organic cultivation in Bangladesh is 0.177 million ha that is only 2 percent of the country’s total cultivable land and till the decade only 100 of its traditional farms have been converted into organic. Actually, organic farming has been introduced in the country particularly by the NGOs. Since the inception of organic farming in the country, still this movement is running with the direct leadership of different NGOs. According to IFOAM (1996), “138 NGOs are the member of the Forum for Regenerative Agriculture Movement (FORAM), 47 of them are engaged in practicing organic agriculture, 87 are intending to practice sustainable agriculture and 3 of them are engaged in advocacy, lobbying and campaign for sustainable development in Bangladesh”.

 

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Role of Women and their Socio-Economic Status in Shrimp Farming

Role of Women and their Socio-Economic Status in Shrimp Farming are very important and vast to describe. Shrimp culture has changed the livelihood pattern of the coastal region people of Bangladesh.

worker at shrimp firm
Worker at Shrimp Firm

Since 1980, fry collection has become the chief source of livelihood for women and children in coastal area. Surviving the livelihood near about 83.08 percent population, both males and females were engaged in shrimp fry collection in all around the year. (Halim et al, 2001). Continue reading Role of Women and their Socio-Economic Status in Shrimp Farming

Exportable Pangasius Hypophthalmus for best fillets

Fillets producing fish (Pangasius hypophthalmus Sauvage, 1878 )
Habit and Habitat: Pangasius hypophthalmus is fresh water fish species. Mekong River fishery occupied most of that major fish species, Pangasius hypophthalmus is the largest and most important inland fisheries in the world. Pangasius hypophthalmus prolific spawner produce relatively large numbers of larvae that are easily harvested from the river and pond of Viet Nam, Thailand, Cambodia and Bangladesh also. P. hypophthalmus is a highly migratory riverine fish species that makes long-distance migrations.

Pangasius
Pangasius Fish

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Pathogenic Bacteria from Diseased Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.)

 Isolation and Characterization of Pathogenic Bacteria from Diseased Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) and Antibacterial Activities of Different Plant Extracts

 

About 34 to 40 percent of total crop in a year has been reported to be loss due to diseases because of the occurrence of four major diseases namely pebrine (Protozoan disease), flacherie (bacterial disease), grasserie (Viral disease) and muscardine (Fungal disease). Flacherie is known to be caused the assembly of various pathogenic bacteria in silkworms and are commonly known as bacterial flacherie. Continue reading Pathogenic Bacteria from Diseased Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.)

Can Diatomaceous Earth Change Life-History Traits in Musca domestica L.

Diatomaceous Earth-Induced Changes in the Life-History Traits in Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

ABSTRACT

The present investigation was split into the following five experiments:

Experiment One: Using doses of 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mg/l00ml diatomaceous earth (DE) in the larval food medium, a mean LC50 of 0.66mg/l00ml was determined for the 31instar larvae of M domestica. Experiment Two: Here the time-course mortalities of the 3rd-instar larvae were evaluated, wh
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