Physically Visiting the Markets and Use of Telephone/Mobile Phone Are the Common Sources of Collecting Market Information for All Value Chain Actors. Fellow Traders Are Also a Source of Market Information for the Value

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Marketing of Major Fish Species in Bangladesh:
A Value Chain Analysis

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loaded with more documents Physically visiting the markets and use of telephone/mobile phone are the common sources of collecting market information for all value chain actors. Fellow traders are also a source of market information for the value chain actors except processing plants. Processing plant and LC paikers mainly depend on email/internet to obtain market information

Md. Ferdous Alam
Research Fellow, Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Md. Salauddin Palash
Assistant Professor Department of Agribusiness and Marketing, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Md. Idris Ali Mian
Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Marketing, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Madan Mohan Dey
Professor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, USA

November 2012

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A report submitted to Food and Agriculture Organization for the project entitled A Value-chain Analysis of International Fish Trade and Food Security with an Impact Assessment of the Small-scale Sector Marketing of Major Fish Species in Bangladesh: A Value Chain Analysis

Table of Contents

|Section |Section title |Page | | |Glossary of terms |iv | | |Abbreviation |v | | |Weights, Measures and Conversions |v | | |Local and Scientific names of the species of fish considered |v | | |Acknowledgements |vi | | |Executive Summary |vii | | 1 |Introduction … … … … … … … … … … |1 | | 2 |Statement of the Problem … … … … … … … … |2 | | 3 |Methodology … … … … … … … … |3 | | 4 |Results and Discussion … … … … … … … … |5 | | 4.1 |Overview of fish marketing practices … … … … … |5 | | 4.11 |Buying and selling … … … … … … … … |5 | | 4.12 |Grading … … … … … … … … |10 | | 4.13 |Storage … … … … … … … … |11 | | 4.14 |Transportation … … … … … … … … |11 | | 4.15 |Financing … … … … … … … … |13 | | 4.16 |Market Information … … … … … … … … |15 | | 4.17 |Packaging … … … … … … … … |16 | | 4.18 |Pricing … … … … … … … … |17 | |4.2 |Fish...
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