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Journal article
Bangladesh / Social Development: Increasingly Vulnerable

A study has come up with specific recommendations for the development and welfare of the fisheries sector and its small-scale fisher communities in Bangladesh, the ‘Land of Rivers’. With 230 rivers coursing through the country, Bangladesh is called the ‘Land of Rivers’. It also has the world’s largest flooded wetland. Rivers...
Bangladesh
2021 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Journal article
Moving out of agriculture in Bangladesh: The role of farm, non-farm andmixed households

This paper explores patterns of exit from agriculture in rural Bangladesh by utilizing nationally represen-tative repeat cross-section and pseudo-panel survey data. Our analysis focuses at the rural householdlevel where we focus on three types of households: (a) ‘‘pure” agriculture households in which all work-ers are employed only in agriculture; (b)...
Bangladesh
2021

Manual
Safety at sea for small-scale fishers (Bengali Ed.)

This manual on safety at sea for small-scale fishers in Bengali language aims to contribute to a culture of safety awareness among fisherfolk, reduce the number of accidents and increase the chances of survival if accidents occur. The manual provides guidance on safety matters related to the work on a...
Bangladesh
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter article
Bangladesh: Making women in fishing visible

Bangladesh is one of the world’s leading fish producing countries, with a total production of 42.77 lakh MT in the year 2017-18. Aquaculture contributes 56.24 per cent of the total fish production. The average growth in this sector has been 5.26 per cent for the last ten years. The rate...
Bangladesh
2020 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Blog article
The use of video in agricultural extension in Bangladesh

A lively roundtable discussion on ‘The use of video in agricultural extension,’ by thought leaders and influencers in Bangladesh, representing government authorities, agricultural extension, research and development organisations as well as media agencies, marked the recent launch of the Bangla website of Access Agriculture in Dhaka. Access Agriculture is a...
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agriculture

Video
Hardening crabs in floating cages

You can make a cage from bamboo to contain the crabs. Soft crabs must be separated so they do not fight and damage each other. Give each crab half of a tiny fish per day. If the crab has not eaten its food, it is sick and must be removed....
Bangladesh
2020 - Shushilan

Video
Increasing production of local chickens

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agrirulture

Report
Second rapid assessment of food and nutrition security in the context of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

COVID-19 is a global health crisis that has caused a shock to food and agricultural systems around the world, affecting production, supply chains, trade, markets, and people’s livelihoods and nutrition. This second assessment, developed with our partners, provides an invaluable and wide-ranging analysis that underlines the scale and scope of...
Bangladesh
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN FAO

Website
Website in Bangla from Access Agriculture

It is with great pleasure that for International Mother Language Day, Access Agriculture announces that its world-leading multilingual agricultural video-accessing platform is now available in Bangla:https://www.accessagriculture.org/bgl The Bangla version can potentially benefit over 80 million Bangla-speaking farmers and rural businesses in South Asia. Bangla is considered to be the eighth most...
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agriculture

Video
Impact of COVID-19 on Farmers in Bangladesh

Farmers in Bangladesh are facing serious problems during this time of crisis. Citizens are asked by the government to stay at home to avoid being infected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, farmers find it difficult to go to their farms to check on their crops. Shops including those...
Bangladesh
2020

Journal article
COVID-19 and Food Security in Bangladesh

A Chance to Look Back at What Is Done and What Can Be Done
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health crisis, and the long-term impact of the pan­demic is predicted to reach far beyond today. In a lower-middle-income country with upward economic growth, such as Bangladesh, it is essential first to understand the present situation in order to create a proper recovery...
Bangladesh
2020 - Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

Video
Fattening sheep and goats

Usually, farmers fatten male sheep and goats because they grow faster. To fatten the animals, it is important to find the right animals. To fatten sheep and goats, also give them protein rich feed for about 3 to 6 months. Along with good food, you must also make sure that...
Bangladesh
2020 - Access Agriculture

Book
The making of a blue revolution in Bangladesh

A rapid increase in aquaculture production in Bangladesh has lowered fish prices, increased protein consumption, and reduced poverty. The Making of a Blue Revolution in Bangladesh offers a valuable case study of how this transformation in the fish value chain has occurred and how it has improved the lives of...
Bangladesh
2019 - IFPRI

Video
Floating vegetable gardens

As our land remains under water during the rainy season, our ancestors were already thinking of ways to produce crops in order to survive. They invented the floating garden by using crop residues. We do not need any chemical fertilizers or pesticides, because the floating bed is fertile by nature....
Bangladesh
2018 - Access Agriculture

Miscellanea
Smallholders data-portrait

The updated dataset on Small Family Farms across the world
The Smallholder Farmers’ Dataportrait of the ESA Small Family Farms Team is a comprehensive, systematic and standardized data set on the profile of smallholder farmers, bringing out the characteristics of family farms across the world. It is designed in such a way that differences between countries and regions can be...
Albania - Bangladesh - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Cambodia - Ethiopia - Ghana - Guatemala - Indonesia - Kenya - Malawi - Nepal - Nicaragua - Niger - Nigeria - Panama - Tajikistan - Uganda - United Republic of Tanzania - Viet Nam
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Book
Stories of Change

Read the latest publication by Tropical Agriculture Platform – Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (TAP-CDAIS) project on stories of change. This relates to many stories of personal change, organizational change, changes in attitudes, changes in practice and improvements in livelihoods. Some examples of rich learning experiences started with the...
Angola - Bangladesh - Burkina Faso - Ethiopia - Guatemala - Honduras - Lao People's Democratic Republic - Rwanda
2018

Case study
Study tour to Bangladesh fosters knowledge-sharing on rice-fish systems

Rice-fish systems are common in many South and Southeast Asian countries as well as some areas of Africa. The systems are diverse, spanning capture fisheries and aquaculture, with fish and rice growing concurrently in rice fields and canals or, alternatively, fish raised between rice crops. FISH has developed several approaches to...
Bangladesh
2018 - World Fish

Video
Bangladesh: Breaking Down Barriers

Women in rural Bangladesh rarely get an opportunity to work outside their homes and earn their own income. Now hundreds of thousands of women are being employed on construction sites across the country, helping to build and maintain infrastructure in their communities whilst working their way out of poverty.
Bangladesh
2018 - IFAD

Blog article
United Nations agencies launch environmental protection and resilience project for host communities and refugees in Bangladesh

Families living in the world’s largest refugee camp this week received the first 2,500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project to protect the environment and build resilience for people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The “SAFE Plus” (Safe Approaches to Fuel and...
Bangladesh
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Ending poverty and hunger by investment in agriculture and rural areas

While there has been an unprecedented achievement in poverty reduction in the last three decades, eradicating extreme poverty and halving poverty by 2030 are still two of our greatest challenges. Today, about 767 million people continue to live in extreme poverty. Roughly, two thirds of the extreme poor live in...
Bangladesh - Chad - Ghana - Guatemala - Malawi - Mali - South Africa - Tajikistan - United Republic of Tanzania - Viet Nam
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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