IFAD funded Small Fish and Nutrition Project - Promotion of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato
IFAD fundedSmall Fish and Nutrition ProjectManos Kumar SahaResearch AssistantPromotion of Orange FleshSweet Potato
Production Technologies in pondProduction Technologies in pondPromotion of micronutrient-rich small fish (mola, darkina)carp polyculture technologies in ponds and rice fields Seasonal ponds Perennial ponds Pond-connected to rice fields
Production Technologies in pondProduction Technologies in pondHarvesting ofsmall fishCollection ofsmall fish (mola)Stocking ofmola with carpPondmanagement Identification ofsources Harden the fish Transportationthe fish Broodfishrearing Stockingdensity(100-150gmola/decimal) StockingSeason(March - April) Pondpreparation Fertilization Feeding Fencing/conservation Harvestingperiod Harvestingfrequency Harvesting net
Fish Production in Dinajpur ProjectFish Production in Dinajpur ProjectAreaArea• In 2011, fish production increased 28% (387 kg/ha) where assmall fish production increased 374% (243 kg/ha).• In 2012, fish production increased 74% (1322 kg/ha) wheresmall fish 191% (589 kg/ha) than last year.
Fish Production in Dinajpur ProjectFish Production in Dinajpur ProjectAreaArea
Contribution of small fish in DinajpurContribution of small fish in Dinajpurareaarea• Small fish contribution in 2010 was 4.6%, in 2011 itwas 17% and in 2012 it reaches at 29%.• Mola contribution in 2010 was 0%, in 2011 it was 8%and in 2012 it stands on 21%.
Fish Production in Dinajpur areaFish Production in Dinajpur area• Total no. of HHs: 733• Total no. of ponds: 489• Average pond water Area: 10 dec• Average mola production in 2012: 655 kg/ha• Average income from mola production: 563 BDT/ dec• Average income from fish production: 1820 BDT/dec• Average cost for fish production: 496 BDT/ dec• Average consumption of mola: 60%
Fish Production in Dinajpur areaFish Production in Dinajpur area
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at DinajpurBeside the carp-mola polyculture system,Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP)cultivation has been introduced in smallscale2011-12•Distributed 3500 Sweet Potato Vine among 32farmers on November 23, 2011•Varieties were SP-4: 1500, SP-7: 1300 and SP-8:700•These Vain were collected from BRAC Seed Farm,Birol Dinajpur•Vine were purified by using pesticide Bavistinbefore distribution
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur2011-12• A small orientation of cultivation of SweetPotato was done during distribution of thevine• A leaflet on “Nutritional Value of Orange FleshSweet Potato and its Cultivation Technology”(in Bangla) distributed to the farmer alongwith the Vine• Farmers fenced their plots by bamboo and netto safe the plots
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur2011-12• A signboard mentioning the farmer’s name and plotarea were placed for better extension• Average production was 20-25 kg from 0.4 decimalarea (100 vines)• Net profit was BDT 250-350
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur2011-12• Farmers used the potato for HH consumptionand sale• Farmers also used the potato leaf as leafyvegetable for HH consumption.
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur2012-13• Distributed 10500 Sweet Potato Vines among 85 farmers on 20-21November, 2013• Varieties were SP – 7 & SP – 8• These Vain were collected from BRAC Seed Farm, Birol Dinajpur
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur2012-13• A daylong training conducted for 30 selectedLead Farmers on Nov 02, 2012, which wasfacilitated by Mr. Kazal Kumar Basak• A cooking demonstration of OFSP Leaves for itstaste evaluation was conducted on March 14,2013• The final production data is not yet collected
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur2012-13• OFSP is added with mola fish processing and cooking demonstrationprogram specially for the minor children
OFSP Cultivation at DinajpurOFSP Cultivation at Dinajpur
Case storyCase storyOFSP is sustained successfully by the familyof Gazendra Nath Roy and Noni Bala Roy.The cultivated small fish (mola) with carp intopond and OFSP with other vegetable besidethe pond2011-12•They prepared land about 0.8 decimal forcultivating OFSP•They got only 100 vines of OFSP (SP-7) andplanted these into 0.4 decimal land•They also collected local sweet potatovariety and planted these rest of theprepared land2011-122012-13
Case storyCase story2011-12• They found 24 kg OFSP and 12 kg local SP• They consumed 42% (15 kg), Sold 39% (14 kg) and given away to relativeand neighbors 19% (7 kg)• Consumed OFSP leaves about 15-20 days• Neighbors also collected OFSP leaves for testing several times
Case storyCase story2011-12• Several visitors visited the cultivated plotDr. Benoy Kumar Barman, WorldFish andShirin Afroj and Dr. Shamina, HKIFinn Thilsted, Ex. Embasedor (Denmark),Subrata Mandal and ATM Eunus (WFC)
Case storyCase story2011-12• Several visitors visited the cultivated plotDoF Officials of Rangpur and Dinajpurand IFAD Project staffs of Rangpur andSunamganjSonia Allauca, WorldFish
Case storyCase story2012-13• OFSP cultivated in about 1.2 decimalland• Collected another variety fromneighbor farmer (SP-8)• Cultivated 3 varieties (SP-7, SP-8and local variety)• Consumed OFSP Leaves about 35-40days and cooked with other leafyvegetables• Cultivating period was 6 months(November 5, 2012 to April 30, 2013)
Case storyCase story2012-13• OFSP is cultivated along with other vegetable (brinjal, pumpkin, etc)• Irrigation done for all the vegetables• Used only organic fertilizer (cow dung), no inorganic fertilizer is used• The land is also used for fruit garden (Lichi and mango)• Found total 84 kg (SP-7: 49, SP-8: 5 kg and local variety: 30 kg)