SASNET Brown Bag seminar on Inland Fisheries in Bangladesh and India
Associate Professor Alia Ahmad from the Department of Economics, Lund University, held a SASNET Brown Bag lunch seminar lecture on Thursday 10 May 2012, 12.30–13.30, at Lunds konsthall, Mårtenstorget 3, Lund. Her presentation was entitled ”Community Management of Inland Fisheries in Bangladesh and India”, and was based on results of a joint research project in which she has been involved in recent years. See the poster for the seminar.
By coincidence her book summarizing the research results was published by Mullick Brothers, Dhaka, the same week as Dr. Ahmad held her SASNET lecture.
The book has been co-written by Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, Amrita School of Business in Bangalore; and Iftekharul Haque, lecturer at BRAC University in Dhaka, currently on leave for higher studies in University of Guelph, Canada.
The study was initially supported by a planning grant from SASNET and later on sponsored by Sida and the Swedish Research Council. Organisations from three countries have been involved – Lund University, Sweden; Gujarat Institute of Development Research, India; and WorldFish Center, Bangladesh. The project addressed two major research issues: community management of inland fisheries for poverty alleviation, and the role of external agents in promoting user-based community organisations. The case studies are the community based Fisheries Management (CBFM) in Bangladesh, and the Cooperative Fisheries Management of TAWA Reservoir in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.
The interdisciplinary South Asia seminars were introduced by SASNET a year ago, and from 2012 they are organised in collaboration with Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) Lund, and Lunds konsthall.
More information about previous Brown Bag seminars.