Dr Mohammad Mahfujul Haque

Dr Mohammad Mahfujul Haque

Dr Mohammad Mahfujul Haque
Bangladesh Agricultural University

Dr. Mohammad Mahfujul Haque works as the Principal Investigator for the Bangladesh part of this project playing a coordinating role between Bangladeshi and UK partners. He is contributing to designing research protocols, sample collection from fish ponds, data collection from aquaculture farmers and particularly analysis of the impacts of the research at the community level.

Dr. Haque is a Professor at the Department of Aquaculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) and has 15 years experience of teaching and research specializing in aquaculture systems and development. His research has included assessing household level livelihood impacts of rice field-based fish seed production (RFFSP) in Northwest Bangladesh, and he brings significant understanding of the socioeconomic importance of aquaculture to small scale farmers to the consortium. He has been a technical coordinator in the development of Pangasius Aquaculture Dialogue (PAD) Standards (implemented by WWF) and a monitoring specialist in the Decentralized Fish Seed Project under RIUP of NR International, funded by DFID. Funded by the International Foundation for Science (IFS), he has developed alternative uses for the wastes from pond cultures, and worked as a research investigator in the EU funded SEAT project (2009-2013, 7th Framework Programme) for increasing the value and volume of farmed seafood exported from Asia to the EU market. Recently, he led on a project to develop Integrated Floating Cage Aquageoponics System (IFCAS) in an EU funded Agriculture and Nutritional Extension Project. Dr. Haque has a very good research publication track record of peer-reviewed papers in a variety of international journals and he will act as lead on this project for the Bangladesh partners.