Bagda shrimp cultivation is way more commercially profitable in Bangladesh compared to Thailand due to its unique geography which contributes to its premium flavor. The biggest evidence can be traced back to the price difference in the Thai Markets itself where Bangladeshi Bagda commands at least two to three times more than their Thai cousins. The pricing differential can be attributed to better quality, unique taste and better cultivation method focused on food safety.
For years, Bagda cultivation has played a crucial role in changing the fortune of thousands of aqua farmers across the nation's coastal belt. With semi-intensive farming technology, bagda cultivation has become more profitable in addition to ensuring sustainability.
Srijonshil Aqua Farm, located in the south western belt of Bangladesh is one such example of a successful and commercially viable model of transitioning from traditional to modern farming technique. Farm owner Mr. Nityananda came to Farmers Market Asia for financing and technological solutions when he owned just six ponds. Right now, armed with enhanced investment, advisory services and technical assistance by Farmers Market Asia and Bangladesh Shrimp Foundation (BSFF), Srijonshil now owns over 18 ponds, harvests higher yields per acre, earns higher revenue and is eyeing further expansion.
According to the latest report of Srijonshil Aqua Farm as of 22nd September, 2022, their harvested quantity was 3 ton in each 0.75-acre water body invested by both BSFF and Farmers Market Asia which has far exceeded the yields below 1 ton per hectare in traditional shrimp cultivations.
If you are a farm owner with considerable brackish water bodies struggling with profitable shrimp cultivation and overall farm management, look no further and contact us! We can assist you in realizing your shrimpvestments!
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