Status of existing integrated aquaculture system of some areas in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur district, Bangladesh

Paper Details

Research Paper 01/03/2020
Views (254) Download (20)

Status of existing integrated aquaculture system of some areas in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur district, Bangladesh

Krishna Chandra Roy, Irin Jahan Eva, Kaniz Fatema, Md. Rezoanul Haque, Md. Abu Zafar
Int. J. Biosci.16( 3), 670-678, March 2020.
Certificate: IJB 2020 [Generate Certificate]


This study was conducted to know the current status of integrated aquaculture system in Dinajpur Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh. For this purpose, randomly selected 100 integrated aquaculture farmers were interviewed through a pre-tested well-structured questionnaire from February 2019 to August 2019. Average cost and income of rice-fish culture (34 farmers) were 2.08 ± 1.96 and 6.61 ± 6.23 for fish; 0.28 ± 0.26 and 1.22 ± 1.15 for rice, in vegetable-fish culture (47 farmers) 7.05 ± 1.76 and 22.35 ± 5.59 for fish; 0.41 ± 0.06 and 1.59 ± 0.26 for vegetable, in fruit-fish culture (4 farmers) 1.07 ± 0.12 and 3.43 ± 0.4 for fish; 0.52 ± 0.12 and 1.44 ± 0.33 for fruit, in poultry-fish culture (10 farmers)  5.18 ± 4.8 and 16.43 ± 15.21 for fish; 3.09 ± 2.61 and 3.62 ± 3.07 for poultry and in duck-fish culture (5 farmers) 1.19 ± 0.57 and 3.89 ± 1.87 for fish; 0.39 ± 0.2 and 0.96 ± 0.49 for duck, respectively. Among them fruit cum fish culture showed significant (P<0.05) value of fish production. Maximum fish production (11.11 ton/ha) and highest combine net profit (10.30 lac Tk/ha) were found in duck-fish culture. As a secondary crop, poultry showed highest net profit (21.4 lac Tk/ha) during the research. It can be concluded that farmers get benefited from integrated aquaculture using minimum amount of cost and can improve their economic conditions.


Ahmed N, Muir JF, Garnett ST. 2012. Bangladesh needs a “blue-green revolution” to achieve a green economy. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 41, 211-215. 10.1007/ s13280-011-0160-6

Ali MA, Hamid MA, Islam MA. 1997. Duck excreta nutrient content and the impact on the fish production in duck-fish farming system. Indian Journal Animal Research 31, 29-34.

Banglapedia. 2015. index. php? title=Dinajpur_District

Barzman M, Das L. 2000. Ecologising rice-based systems in Bangladesh. Low external input and sustainable agriculture (LEISA). ILEIA Newsletter 16(4), 16-17.

Cruz C, Ruben CS, Torres J. 2009. Rice-fish system in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Fisheries and Aquaculture Department 5, 1-6. http://www. /3/Y1187E/y1187e24.htm

DoF (Department of Fisheries). 2018. Yearbook of Fisheries Statistics of Bangladesh, 2017-18. Fisheries Resources Survey System (FRSS), Department of Fisheries. Bangladesh: Ministry of Fisheries, 2018. Volume 35, p. 129.

Edwards P. 2000. Aquaculture, poverty impacts and livelihoods. ODI Natural Resource Perspective No. 56. London, UK.

Edwards P. 2002. Aquaculture for poverty alleviation and food security. Aquaculture Asia VII (2), 53-56.

Edwards P. 1999. Aquaculture and poverty: past, present and future prospects of impact. A discussion paper prepared for the Fifth Fisheries Development Donor Consultation, Rome, Italy. February 1999. 22-24.

FAO. 2001. Integrated agriculture-aquaculture: a primer. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 407. Rome, FAO. 149p. Y1187E /y1187e01.htm

FAO. 2018. The state of World fisheries and aquaculture. Meeting the sustainable development goals. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. I9540EN /i9540en.pdf

Gupta MV, Noble F. 2009. Integrated Chiken-fish Farming.

Halwart M, Gupta MV. 2004. Culture of fish in rice fields. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Fish Center 2, 1-3.

Halwart M, Smith SF, Moehl J. 2005. The role of aquaulcutre in rural development. Agriculture and rural development 2/2005. FAO, Rome. Italy. http://

Huque QME, Ebadul MH. 1991. An Efficiency of Khaki combell, Jinding and Local Ducks in an Integrated Duck-Cum-Fish Farming. Progress Report, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Jamu DM, Piedrahita RH. 2002. An organic matter and nitrogen dynamics model for the ecological analysis of integrated aquaculture/agriculture systems: I. model development and calibration. Environmental Modelling and Software 17, 571-582.

Jayanthi C, Rangasamy A, Chinnusamy C. 2000. Water budgeting for components in lowland integrated farming systems, Madras Agricultural Journal 87, 411- 414.

Jhingran VG, Sharma B. 1980. Integrated Livestock-fish farming in India. Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture Farming System 135-142.

Little DC, Edwards P. 1999. Alternative Strategies for Livestock-fish Integration with emphasis on Asia. Ambio. Vol. 28, No. 2 (Mar., 1999), 118-124. https://

Little DC, Edwards P. 2003. Integrated livestock-fish farming systems. Inland water resources and aquaculture service animal production service. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome.

Nhan DK, Phong LT, Verdegem MJC, Duong LT, Bosma RH, Little DC. 2007. Integrated freshwater aquaculture, crop and livestock production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: determinants and the role of the pond. Agricultural Systems 94, 445-458.

Nuruzzaman AKM. 1991. Integrated Fish Farming System Holds Promise in Bangladesh. Published by 5/H Eastern Housing Apt. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ogello EO, Mlingi FT, Nyonje BM, Charo-Karisa H, Munguti JM. 2013. Can integrated livestock-fish culture be a solution to east Africa’s food insecurity? African journal of food, Agriculture Nutrition and Development 13 (4), 8058-8076.

Prein M. 2002. Integration of aquaculture into crop-animal systems in Asia. Agricultural Systems 71, 127-146.

Shamsuddoha M, Janssen J. 2003. Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture (IAA) – A way to Aquaculture Sustainability in the Bhola Island, Bangladesh. East Asia Sea (EAS) Congress 2003, 8-12 December 2003, Penang, Malaysia.

Singh KP, Singh SN, Kumar H, Kadian VS, Saxena KK. 1993. Economic analysis of different farming systems followed on small and marginal land holdings in Haryana, Haryana Journal of Agronomy 9, 122-125.

Singh SN, Saxena KK, Singh KP, Kumar H, Kadian VS. 1997. Consistency in income and employment generation in various farming systems, Annals of Agricultural Research 18, 340-43.

Tripathi SD, Sharma BK. 2009a. Integrated fish-duck farming. Fisheries and Aquaculture Department 4, 1-4.

Tripathi SD, Sharma BK. 2009b. Integrated fish-horticulture farming in India. Fisheries and Aquaculture Department 5, 1-5.

Uddin S. 1990. Development of Integrated Livestock-Fish-Crop Farming. Progress report, BARC /FRI Contract Research Project.

Vincke M. 1991. Integrated Farming on Fish and Livestock: Present Status and Future Development, FAO, Rome.

Wikipedia. 2019. Dinajpur _Sadar_Upazila

Yadav GS, Chandan D, Datta M, Ngachan SV, Yadav JS, Babu S.  2013. Comparative  evaluation  of traditional  and  improved  farming  practices  in  Tripura. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83(3), 310-14.

Yap WG. 1999. Rural aquaculture systems in the Philippines. Aquaculture Asia 4, 45-50.