|dc.description.abstract||This research aimed to explore the value chain of Black tiger shrimp in Cox’sbazar district, Bangladesh. Actors involved in the chain are farmers, wholesalers, commission agents and processors were interviewed by different questionnaires. A total sample size of 48 surveyed households were visited and analyzed for this research. Results showed a map of actors, costs and earnings, employment distribution, facilities and difficulties of each stage.
Farmers, wholesalers, commission agents and processors are the four main actors which contributed directly to shrimp production and influenced the economical value. Others actors Hatchery, nursery, seed collector impacted indirectly to the shrimp production as well as value chain development. The micro level producer, farmers are in worst condition as their revenue and cost share are the highest and the profit share are the lowest against revenue and cost. Other three actors are in same position enjoying with positive profit. Processors did a critical job with some challenges to fulfill the demand of importers.
To upgrade this chain, the actors specially the farmers should be trained up with scientific way, the corruption free environ should be established by government and micro level producers should be empowered to enjoy the perfect competitive market. In addition, wholesalers have to be facilitated with giving loan by government with easy term and conditions.||en