Digital Village Centres empower farmers in Bangladesh

Oct 2021

FAO and Bangladesh’s Departments of Agricultural Extension are training farmers to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to achieve digital transformation of agriculture.

FAO is establishing a network of Digital Village Centres across Bangladesh as part of a global initiative. The Centres are village level one-stop service delivery and knowledge sharing hub for rural farmers.

Run by trained farmers, they help rural communities to access information and digital solutions such as best agricultural practices, market information, agrometeorological information and related government extension services etc. Farmers are trained to use mobile apps and social media to boost production and better market their produce.

This initiative is expected to empower farmers and address some of the food security and nutrition challenges in the country.