Skip to content
Winrock International

Legacy Project

Safe Aqua Farming for Economic and Trade Improvement

Bangladesh’s aquaculture industry is growing, but its small-scale shrimp and prawn producers still need help. They lack the resources and the knowledge of international standards to run farms and hatcheries to their full potential. By providing farmers with technical training and access to financial services — and by building the capacity of the trade associations and government agencies they work with — this project aims to boost livelihoods, increase productivity in the shrimp and prawn industries, and improve food quality and safety in Bangladesh.


Dr. Mesbahul Alam 

Country Representative and Senior Advisor-Policy and Government Liaison Bangladesh,

Cell: +8801974747676



S.M. Shaheen Anwar

Chief of Party, SAFETI project

Cell: +8801713012847


Funder: USDA

Project Timeline: October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2022

Country: Bangladesh

Program Areas: Agriculture, Market Systems and Agriculture, Resilience and Water 

Contacts: S.M. Shaheen Anwar, and Dr. Mesbahul Alam,

Download Info Sheet

Project Goals

275,000+ ha

of water pond resources suitable for farming shrimp


direct project beneficiaries


indirect project beneficiaries