Collaborative Programs

Experience has shown that solutions, especially big solutions, require collaboration. TCRS is growing its collaborative networks and programs with producers, processors, buyers, regulators, universities, conservation groups, and others to develop solutions to challenges.

Two groups that TCRS frequently collaborates with are Global Seafood Assurances and the Global Seafood Alliance.

Please get in touch if you would like to partner with us to accelerate positive change.

Collaborative Programs in the Field

Empowering Farmers of Black Tiger Shrimp in Bangladesh

The tropical sun glistens on the majestically-striped black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), cultivated at low densities with a low climate footprint by small holder farmers in Bangladesh. On the way to markets, however, the high value of this desirable product is diminished, greatly reducing financial returns to farmers. This project, funded by World Bank Group and conducted with the Global Seafood Alliance, aims to preserve the value of the shrimp and ensure higher returns to the farmers who have grown them with great care and pride.

Shrimp farmers in Bangladesh are part of the largest sector of production in the country – an agricultural sector that employs more than 40% of the country’s workforce. While Bangladesh is a rapidly growing economy, 28.3% of its population was below the poverty line in 2020 (earning less than $3.20 per day).

This project aims to break the cycle of poverty for farmers of the black tiger shrimp near Cox’s Bazar. Middlemen are aggregating harvests, neglecting quality, and greatly diminishing financial returns to farmers. By organizing individual farms into clusters that can sell directly to processors with rigorous product quality standards and traceability, the social and environmental benefits of this prized product can be assured.