Katalyst has supported Innovision Consulting to organize a workshop on “Feed Quality Improvement for Better Aquaculture Practices” in collaboration with American Soybean Association-International Marketing (ASA-IM), Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh (FIAB) and Winrock International on 27 September, 2011 at the BRAC Inn Centre, Dhaka.
The workshop was facilitated by Kurt August Rosentrater, Bioprocess Engineer & Lead scientist of Agriculture Research Service of United States Department of Agriculture and Assistant Professor, Iowa State University of Science & Technology, USA.
For the first time, the workshop brought together 40 feed companies such as Saudi Bangla Fish Feed Ltd, Paragon Group and ACI Godrej Agrovet Ltd. with 53 participants, mainly engineers & nutritionist to discuss critical topics such as ‘Construction and operation of Feed Mills’, ‘Feed Pelleting (Sinking Feeds)’, ‘Feed Extrusion (Floating Feeds)’, ‘Ingredients for Aquafeeds’, ‘Feed Formulation’ and the ‘Challenges, Issues, Quality Improvement in Bangladesh’.
Katalyst will monitor the progress made from this workshop and will assess the prospect of further need-based training support to overcome problems of feed industry. Based on the industry demands and needs The American Soybean Association-International Marketing (ASA-IM) will organize similar workshops with feed companies to help them cultivate feed in a more cost effective manner. This will improve the overall quality and quantity of fish production.