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Trading the Silver Seed

By David Lewis,Geof D. Wood,Rick Gregory
ISBN: 9781853393426
This study of the fish trading network demonstrates that a preoccupation with high technology 'quick fix' solutions in development may overlook the indigenous problem-solving strategies of local people and documents a particularly striking example.
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  • Synopsis
    This is the first study of social, economic and technical aspects of aquaculture in Bangladesh. The authors analyse rural society through the trading activities necessary in aquaculture. These insights have practical implications and this book shows how it is possible to build on existing relationships and technologies and facilitate innovative poverty-focused strategies. This study of the fish trading network demonstrates that a preoccupation with high technology 'quick fix' solutions in development may overlook the indigenous problem-solving strategies of local people and documents a particularly striking example.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements v
    List of Tables and Figures ix
    List of Diagrams X
    Introduction 1
    PART I: PONDS, PROTEIN AND THE POOR 7
    Chapter 1: Aquaculture in Bangladesh 9
    The setting: rural Bangladesh 9
    Fisheries in Bangladesh 20
    Aquaculture 23
    The region 27
    The study methodology 28
    Organization of the material 30
    Chapter 2: Markets, entrepreneurs and intervention 33
    Introduction: the policy context 33
    Aquaculture: state, market and community 35
    Rural markets 36
    Aquaculture markets - 41
    Entrepreneurship and innovation 43
    Intervention issues ' 46
    PART II: THE FISH TRADING NETWORK-TRAINS;
    BUSES AND RICKSHAWS 51
    Introduction: an overview of the trading system 53
    Chapter 3: Finding the silver seed 55
    Wild hatchling collection 55
    Hatchery production 60
    Fingerling production 64
    Chapter 4: Wholesalers at the station 71
    The station market 71
    Chapter 5: Into the rural hinterland 77
    Fingerling traders and transportation 77
    Management of food fish ponds 86
    Chapter 6: Netting the catch 93
    The decline of traditional fisherfolk 93
    Food fish markets and traders 101
    PART III: POVERTY, MARKETS AND PROJECTS 113
    Chapter 7: Risky transactions 115
    The power of knowledge 115
    Risk management 117
    Credit, prices and profits 120
    Interlocked markets 124
    Chapter 8: Social preconditions of markets-the test
    case of cultured fish 127
    Aquaculture and agrarian structure 127
    Markets, trust and morality 131
    The absence of formal law 136
    Winners and losers 143
    Chapter 9: Improving opportunities for the poor 147
    Possibilities considered 147
    'Off the page and into the pond' 153
    'Indigenizing' extension: the extension trader experiment 154
    Appendices
    1 Wild hatchling collection 167
    2 The hypophysation process 168
    3 Techniques of fingerling transportation 169
    4 Water quality in the carrying vessels 173
    5 Station trading data (seasonal distribution by species) 176
    6 Price data 181
    Glossary 185
    Specialist terms 187
    Bibliography 189
    Index 195
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author David Lewis,Geof D. Wood,Rick Gregory
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 210
    Format Paperback / softback
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