Journal of Social Sciences

Entrepreneurships Barriers of Pond Fish Culture in Bangladesh- A Case Study from Mymensingh District

Md A. Sarker, Ataharul H. Chowdhury and Yoshihito Itohara

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2006.68.73

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 2, 2006

Pages 68-73

Abstract

The main purpose of the study was to identify the major barriers of pond fish culture entrepreneurships in Bangladesh. The population of the study consisted of all 285 fish farmers of the selected villages of Muktagacha upazila (sub-district) of Mymensingh district. Needed data were collected with questionnaire by personal interviewing of the respondents. Result shows that lack of technical knowledge on pond management, unavailability of credit and poor extension service and lack of information has been identified as the potential barriers of pond fish culture entrepreneurships. Findings also shows that education, income from pond fish culture, availability of information sources and knowledge on pond fish culture have negative significant relationships and age and family size have positive significant relationships with the barriers of pond fish culture entrepreneurships. However, the results of stepwise multiple regression indicates that 65.4% (Adjusted R2 = 0.654) of the variance in the barriers of pond fish culture entrepreneurships could be explained by the explanatory variables of the study. This indicates that there are other variables working behind the barriers of pond fish culture entrepreneurships. Further stepwise multiple regression shows that barriers along with other factors (pond size, training received by the respondents and education) has significant influence on income from pond fish culture.

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© 2006 Md A. Sarker, Ataharul H. Chowdhury and Yoshihito Itohara. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.