FAO in Bangladesh


The Master Plan covers three hydrological regions- South Central (SC), Southwest (SW) and also Southeast (SE) of the coastal zone covered by 14 districts. The declared objective of the Master Plan is “to provide a road map for an integrated rehabilitation and development effort in Bangladesh’s coastal zone aiming at sustainable food security, poverty reduction and livelihood development for the poor”. It is expected that the combined outcome of all these interventions will lead to enhanced productivity, balanced growth, value chain management, increased employment and increased access to food and nutrition through appropriate institutional arrangements and sustainable resource management. The Master Plan covers a ten-year period from 2012 to 2021.
This study on plant breeding and seed systems for rice, vegetables, maize and pulses in Bangladesh is an input to a six-country study of plant breeding and seed systems. Studies on three countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Malawi and Kenya), two in Asia (Bangladesh and Thailand) and one in Latin America (Uruguay) covered a range of experiences, income classes, sizes of system and dependence on global markets. Bangladesh has been included for the lessons learned and contrasts it presents with the other countries.
This review is intended as a resource document for those seeking information on the poultry sector at national level. It is not exhaustive. Some topics are only partially covered or not covered at all and the document will be supplemented and updated on an ongoing basis. Contributions and feedback are welcome by the author(s), FAO/AGAP and FAO/ECTAD Socio-Economics, Production & Biodiversity Unit.
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