Project Title: Cyclone Affected Aquaculture Rehabilitation Project (CAARP-1 & 2)
Dak Diye Jai started the “Cyclone Affected Aquaculture Rehabilitation Project in March 2008. The project was implemented in 5 upazilas of Pirojpur district. The WorldFish Center was responsible for managing the project. The project was undertaken due to severe damage caused by the devastating cyclone Sidr in the south and southwest coastal districts of Bangladesh. Through implementation of the project the vulnerable and food insecure aquaculture farmers were rehabilitated. In terms of the rehabilitation element of the project, the beneficiary farmers got a starter pack, consisting of lime, fertilizer and either fish fingerlings, Golda juveniles or Bagda post-larvae (PL). The project also provides support to some severely affected aquaculture farmers for pond/gher digging and de-silting. In addition to providing physical inputs to the farmers, fortnightly group meeting/training sessions were being organized with a view to improve the aquaculture management and marketing.
Duration: March 2008 to February 2009.
Area coverage: Pirojpur Sadar, Zianagar, Nazirpur, Mathbaria and Bhandaria upazilas of Pirojpur district.
Source of Funding: USAID through WorldFish Center, Bangladesh.
The Project Goal:
The goal of the project is to re-establish and enhance the productive capacity of fish, Golda and Bagda farmers who were affected by cyclone Sidr in order to contribute to the restoration of the livelihoods of the poorest households living in the affected areas of the project.
Objective of the Project:
a) To impart training to affected households on the post SIDR aquaculture management practices;
b) To re-establish aquaculture and fisheries activities of farming households;
c) To increase income of fish farming households;
d) To document and disseminate lessons learnt from the project.
Project Participants: Cyclone Sidr affected fish farmers and their households.
1. Provide starter pack, consisting of lime, fertilizer and either fish fingerlings, Golda juveniles or Bagda post-larvae (PL) to beneficiary farmers;
2. Provides support to some severely affected aquaculture farmers for pond/gher digging and de-silting;
3. Conduct fortnightly group meeting/training sessions with a view to improve the aquaculture management and marketing.