A gendered aquaculture value chain analysis in northwestern Bangladesh


F Kruijssen, R Adam, A Choudhury, K Danielsen, C McDougall, J Newton, E Smits, C Shelley

This document presents a value chain study, through an integrated gender lens, of the aquaculture sector in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions in northwestern Bangladesh. The aim was to generate a knowledge base to inform project interventions as well as provide broad baseline information regarding chain composition and both social (including gender) and economic performance.

The study is the first comprehensive aquaculture value chain analysis in the divisions that offers a gender-informed look at ways forward toward more inclusive, equitable and high performing chains in the divisions. Although this study was designed and undertaken prior to COVID-19, its recommendations are oriented toward and inform the same goals as those for pandemic recovery—building toward more inclusive, equitable, resilient and nutritious aquaculture value chains.