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Since 1954 when the first strain of tilapia, Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), was introduced in Bangladesh from Thailand, several other strains have been developed and disseminated in the country. The genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) was introduced in 1994 from Philippines and Malaysia and has several desirable attributes, namely faster growth, high-yield, less fecund, high survival, and attractive body color. Several studies generated important insights and enhanced our understanding of the impacts of improved strains of fish,
contexts are rapidly changing and increasingly characterized by increasing population and rising income hence demand, climate change, integrated value chains, and changes in socioeconomic and ecological conditions. Understanding the performance of improved strains of fish under the changing contexts is imperative. In order to gain such an understanding, it is necessary to conduct an integrated assessment to evaluate the performance of improved strains including their economic viability, social acceptability, environmental compatibility, and overall impact under varied agro-ecological systems and socioeconomic environments. Development Research Initiative (dRi) was recruited to assist in research design, tools development, conduct the primary data collection. Study adopted quantitative method and covered 14 district.

Theme: Food Security and Nutrition

Research Method: Quantitative

Project Status: Accomplished

Starting Year: 2018

Partner: WorldFish

Study Area: Jessore, Khulna, Narail, Satkhira, Bhola, Patuakhali, Chandpur, Cumilla, Noakhali, Mymensingh, Sherpur,