PK Das1, MAM Miah2, MA Islam1* and B Deb1
Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 2021, Volume 8, Number 1; Pages: 21-28
The focus of the study was to determine the extent of problems perceived by fish farmers in using modern fish production technology. Data were collected from randomly selected 40 farmers of eight villages of Rajanagar union under Derai Upazila, Sunamganj district using a pre-tested interview schedule from 4 September to 20 September, 2020. Through FGD with the fish farmers, 10 problems were identified. A 4-point rating scale was used to ascertain the severity of each problem, where “3” indicated a “very severe problem”, “2” for “severe”, “1” for “less severe” and “0” for “not at all severe problem”. Results revealed that the overwhelming majority (85%) of the fish farmers had medium to a high problems with adopting modern fish production technologies, while only 15% had low problems. The major perceived problems were the high price of fish feed, lack of supply of quality fish feed, lack of a system for ensuring a reasonable price of fish at the local market, lack of proper understanding of the use of modern fish production technology, and lack of sufficient capital for fish farming for which only 24% of fish farmers adopted ‘Thai Pungus culture’ followed by 17% Thai koi culture, 15% Pabda culture, 14% Tengra culture and 10% Carp culture- despite having all potentials to be adopted by farmers. Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient (r) showed that education, farm size, extension media contact, and knowledge of farmers had a significant negative relationship with their perceived problem in using modern fish production technology.
Keywords: Fish farmer, Modern fish production technology, Problems, Haor
MS Islam and A Hossain
Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 2018, Volume 5, Number 2; Pages: 195-202
Probiotics effect with dietary supplemental feed on growth and yield of male tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in floating cages placed at Dekar haor of Sunamganj for 120 days was assessed. Four treatments viz T1 (Safegut), T2 (Biogen), T3 (Super biotic) and T4 (control) each with three replicates were used in the experiment. Tilapia were stocked in cages at a density of 40 no. m-3 with the average initial weight of 14.23-16.44 g and they were fed with commercial floating feed at a decreasing rate of 10-5% of total biomass thrice daily. Feed was supplemented mixed with probiotics at a rate of 0.5 g kg-1. Higher growth (289.56±14.14g), survival rate (96.91%), yield (10.67±1.7 kg m-3), net profit (BDT 845.25±86.8 m-3) and lower food conversion ratio (1.13) were obtained in T1 than those of other treatments, which were 4-5 times higher than the earthen pond production of tilapia in Bangladesh. The lowest growth, survival, production and higher FCR were found in control treatment where no probiotics was supplied. Therefore, results of the study suggest that probiotics may be applied to supplementary feed to boost up fish production.
Keywords: Socioeconomic characteristics, production cost, return, factors, problems
M D Hossain, M M Hossain, M Z Ullah and M M Haque
Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 2016, Volume 3, Number 1; Pages: 59-65
The present experiment was carried out at the flower market Agargaon, Shahbag and other retail shops at Dhaka, and different flower growing areas of Bangladesh during June 2015 to May 2016 to investigate the present scenario of flower business in Bangladesh. Data were collected from different wholesalers, retailers and farmers. The results indicated that the various kinds of flower are produced in different parts of the country. There are a lot of flower markets and shops available in Dhaka city. The price of different flowers was varied in different days of the week, different month of the year and different special days of the year. The cost of production was varied in different kinds of flower. Though there were a lot of flowers are produced, there were some problems prevail in flower production in Bangladesh.
Keywords: Flower, wholesalers, retailers, market, shop, problems