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Identification


Name of organisation

BGD-Departmentoffisheries-20130324.doc


Address

Upazila : Morrelgonj, District: Bagerhat








Contact number

+ 8804656-56207

+8801717527618



Email address

Not yet opened

Person interviewed

Md. Eakin Ali Sheikh

Position/function in organisation

Assistant Fishery Officer

Male/female

Male

CCAFS Site (ID No.)




Town name


Morrelgonj







Name of interviewer

Mashihur & Marina Juthi

Date of interview

25 March, 2013

Duration of the interview


Two and half hour







Other people present




(please record names and




functions)









Type of organisation







Private sector (profit making)



1




NGO (local)



2




NGO (national)



3




NGO (international)



4




Government (local)

v

5



Government (regional – within country)




6




Government (national)

v

7




Other International Organisation



8






Does the organisation work at any of the following levels? (tick as many as relevant)







Local

v

1




Regional (within country)



2




National



3




International



4

Organisation Information

1.


What does your organisation do? (main areas of work)
















  • Promoting fisheries extension works at community level

  • Facilitating training for fishers, pond owners and fish traders

  • Providing licence to fishers with registration

  • Gher preparation for shrimp culture and white fish culture

  • Implementing development projects of ADP, donor funded -EC-RRP and others






2


Describe the locality where your organisation works
















  • The whole morrelgonj upazila



















How long has your organisation been working in this area?





Since Pakistan period and born of Bangladesh














3

What types of services and information do you provide to farmers (and their communities) on:








3.1

Agriculture related decision making
















  • Integrated fish rice & fish culture and grow vegetables on the dikes

  • Fish seed production in the ponds

  • Fish nursery management

  • Promote saline water loving species






3.2

Natural resource management














  • Fish seed collection from natural water bodies

  • Pond & gher management

  • Water management for fish production

  • Restore fish connectivity

  • Fish management during natural disaster

  • Sweet water conservation for carp fish production

  • Motivating not intrusion of saline water

  • ware bio diversity of fish conservation

  • Fish diseases & management

  • Aware natural feed promotion of fishes

  • Harvesting of natural spawn shrimp from river and canal






3.3

Food security
















  • Promote homestead pond fish culture

  • Issuing licence to fisher

  • Free distribution of fingerlings to poor pond fishers for coping disasters

  • Credit arrangement for fish farmers and fishers for fish making

  • Issue ration cards to poor fishers to cope fish closure periods







3.4

Weather and climate related decision making

















  • Protecting fish from flooding and disaster in the pond and gher

  • Restoring fish from climatic variability high temperature and cold stres







3.5

Markets related decision making
















  • Coordinate fish market information to fish farmers for getting fair price

  • Fish selling centre & depots

  • Ensure Ice supply

  • Quality control

  • Organise fish traders meeting

  • Fish landing station






3.6


Does your organisation have activities related to climate change mitigation?







Not yet started
























Mitigation
In the context of climate change, a human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.  Examples include using fossil fuels more efficiently for industrial processes or electricity generation, switching to solar energy or wind power, improving the insulation of buildings, and expanding forests and other "sinks" to remove greater amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Source: Glossary of climate change acronyms, UNFCCC (http://unfccc.int/essential_background/glossary/items/3666.php) - reached through Wikipedia




3.7

Other types






















4


What objectives does your organisation aim to fulfil in the area of supporting farmer decision making by providing information and services? List them
Probe for any objectives that may be forgotten and have to do with climate or weather issues specifically













a Reducing poverty












b Enhance protein consumption












c Enhance self help employment












d Livelihood protection












e Eco friendly environment











f Conserve bio diversity













g












h












i





























5

In operational terms, what are your organisation’s current priorities?

Please tell me how important each objective is on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 represents unimportant and 10 is the highest importance for your organisation.














Objective (use letter from Question 4 to identify the objective)




Importance













 

a

à




10
















b

à




10
















c

à




10














d

à




8
















f

à




8



















à

























à























à

























à

























à









































6

What is your view of the way priorities of your organisation could be changing over the next 5 years?










  • Increase staff

  • Raise government revenue budget

  • Giving fisheries loan with low interest rate

  • Increase training support to fish farmers

  • Protecting saline intrusion in the canals & other water bodies












































7

In your geographical area of operation do you work directly with, or specifically target any of the following?








individual farmers

v

1




community groups

v

2




other organisations working in the locality

v

3




local authorities

v

4




women individually or in groups

v

5




Other, specify _________Crab fattening groups ___________________________________________



6















Use the answer from this question to probe the answers you get in the next question


























8.

What activities are the main activities that YOU are implementing NOW in relation to the provision of information and services that help in decision making?







  • Extension of fish and goldha(sweet water shrimp) integrated culture













  • Monitoring of Gher(Closed by dikes) preparation and maintenance













  • Facilitating fish training













  • Ponds repairing for fish stocking











  • Conducting fish awareness meeting with fish farmers













  • Follow up fish marketing process










  • Visits fishers communities





























For each activity described above, use the Activity Information pages as a guide for the interview and to record the information provided by the respondent.

Information about service activities



















1

Activity name










  • Organizing fish farmers training

  • Giving technical support to fish farmers Ghar preparation & management

  • Support to pond fish farmers

  • Fish fry distribution for open stocking in the open water

  • Monitoring fish

  • Issuing fishing licence to fishermen

  • Supporting to NGOs in fish training facilitation

  • Coordinating with agriculture, LGED, livestock, youth , cooperative , union parishad for giving support services








2

What are you doing?










  • Facilitating training for fish farmers

  • Visiting gher of fish farmers for technical advise

  • Market monitoring

  • Follow up ponds for technical advice
























3

Where is it happening (include area coverage, if possible identify it on a map of the area)?










The whole Morrelgonj upazila

























4

Describe the way it is implemented (find out: who implements, mechanism for delivery, frequency, what capacity is built, what is the role of individuals/groups/community, etc.)










  • Fishery officer and assistant fishery officer are giving service delivery to the farmers in the communities

  • Activities planned in the office and functions carried out by the two fishery officers and one staff

  • As per demand of fish farmers training provided by the officers and staff

  • Any persons can get services from the staff









5


Describe the target population and the population being reached (characteristics, size, etc.)













  • Gher fish farmers

  • Ponds fish farmers

  • Nursery owners

  • Fishermen

  • Natural Spawn collectors women groups

  • Traders

  • NGOs

  • CBOs



























6

Are you targeting a particular group?




Yes

v

1










No



2




Describe the targeted group











7

Are you targeting mainly

men

young

v

1




Tick as many as relevant




adults

v

2










elderly



3







women

young

v

4










adults

v

5










elderly

6


8.

Are there any specific ethnicities, type of households (e.g. female headed) or specific socio-economic/vulnerable/ marginalized groups that you are currently targeting in your operations? (list them below)













  • Landless women groups shrimp spawn collector













  • Labour contracting society













  • Fishermen groups





















































9

Are you working together with other organisations?
















If yes, list them
















Name

Contact person

Type of organisation

Contact number










Union parishad




3













Upazila parishad




3













World Vision




4













CODEC




2













BDPC

Md. A. Alim

4

+8801911602367










BRAC




2
































Types: 1. Community based - 2. NGO - 3. Government - 4. International - 5. Other



























10

How long have you been implementing this activity?













  • Since born of Bangladesh & gher shrimp culture started in 1990













11

When will this activity finish?













  • Some fished and others continue











12

What is the source of funding for this activity?
















Government A DP fund

Donors fund












Please specify government (national/ local), private (profit making), NGO local/ national/ international), community funded



















13

If the activity is information based, try find out about the sources and process to get the information to the users. Here are some questions that may be useful to build the story:

  1. What is the source of information used?

  2. How do you get it?

  3. Do you process the information in any way for your target audience (e.g. reformatting, reframing, re-analysis)?

  4. If yes, what do you do, how and why?

  5. How do you pass it on to your target audience?

  6. What products do you generate?

  7. How do you communicate them?
  8. What are the main challenges/difficulties you encounter?











  1. Department of Fishery headquarters, District fishery officer(DFO), Additional Director, Director, Director General(DG) MOLF and FRI

  2. Circular & memo

  3. Yes

  4. Re-analysis and prompt action

  5. Meeting, discussion, workshop ,

  6. Disseminate information quickly

  7. Office memo & mobile phone

  8. Shortage of staff, big operational area & vehicle problem

(use additional pages if needed. If so, please write the organisation, activity name and page number at the top).










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