A Country Paper of Bangladesh on Promoting Dialogue and Collaboration in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development (SARD) Between NGOs/RPOs and Government

Submitted to

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN)

Prepared by

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development
P.O. Box 3107, QCCPO 1103, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. Nos. (63-2) 921-51-22/99-33-15/97-30-19
Fax No. (63-2) 921-51-22; Telex 67772 ANGOC PN
Manila, 1994

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

A. The evolution of NGOs in Bangladesh
B. NGOs working on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD)

II. NGO/RPO Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture and Agrarian Reform

A. NGO/RPO Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture
B. Case Study I: Proshika's Field Experiments in Sustainable Agriculture*
C. NGO/RPO Initiatives in Agrarian Reform
D. Case Study II in Agrarian Reform: Samata: A Struggle for Land Reform**

III. The Policy Environment for NGOs/RPOs in Bangladesh

IV. Key Issues and Recommendations

A. GO-NGO/RPO Relationship
B. Agricultural Policies of the Government

V. Prospects for GO-NGO/RPO Dialogue and Collaboration

A. NGO/RPO Strategies to Gain Greater Political Space
B. Some Possible Approaches for Building GO-NGO/RPO Dialogue