Value chain of pangas and tilapia in Bangladesh

Value chain of pangas and tilapia

  • Md. Taj Uddin Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Apurba Goswami Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Md. Salehur Rahman Institute of Agribusiness and Development Studies, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Aurup Ratan Dhar Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan Department of Agricultural Finance, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
Keywords: GAMM analysis; value chain map; governance; SWOT analysis; Bangladesh

Abstract

The study assessed pangas and tilapia value chain, and analyze the internal and external governance of the market actors at different levels. Two hundred samples (100 for each of pangas and tilapia fish) were included in the study from selected areas of Bangladesh. A combination of descriptive statistics and mathematical analysis were used to analyze the data. GAMM analysis was used to address the actors and their functions, product flow, information flow and governance of pangas and tilapia value chain. The study reveals that among all the actors, processors added the highest value and farmers followed it. The internal and external governance issues followed by different actors could be ranked as average, which reveals the improvement issue through intervention from respective authorities. SWOT analysis indicated high demand for pangas and tilapia in domestic and international markets, inadequate market infrastructure and increasing cost of feed as major strength, weakness and threat, respectively. The study recommended that good governance should be ensured from the production point to consumer along all the actors of value chain. Government should take step about monitoring the feed quality and improvement of pangas and tilapia value chain governance. Moreover, DoF, BFRI and NGOs should play the assigned role to train up the chain actors and provide extension services in order to explore the export potential of pangas and tilapia fishes in Bangladesh.

J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 16(3): 503–512, December 2018

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Author Biographies

Md. Taj Uddin, Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

Department of Agricultural Economics

Apurba Goswami, Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

Department of Agricultural Economics

Md. Salehur Rahman, Institute of Agribusiness and Development Studies, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

Institute of Agribusiness and Development Studies

Aurup Ratan Dhar, Department of Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

Department of Agricultural Economics

Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan, Department of Agricultural Finance, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

Department of Agricultural Finance

Published
2018-12-28
How to Cite
Uddin, M., Goswami, A., Rahman, M., Dhar, A., & Khan, M. (2018). Value chain of pangas and tilapia in Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 16(3), 503-512. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v16i3.39448
Section
Economics and Rural Sociology