70% of the population in Bangladesh depends on agriculture for their livelihood, and agriculture is the largest sector in the economy. Most of the country is less than six metres above sea level and is highly vulnerable to rising sea levels and natural disasters. Agricultural production, particularly of rice and wheat, has increased significantly in the past four decades since independence in 1971 and this has greatly improved food security.
But further increases in productivity and diversification are vital to meet the food needs of the growing population and to provide income-earning activities in rural areas.
The National Innovation Facilitators (NIFs) are the field staff working daily with partnerships for the CDAIS project. They are the ones who move forward the project, meet Parvez Chowdhury from the FISH NICHE in Bangladesh. “CDAIS has given me the opportunity to learn different functional skills needed for working more intensively with fish farmers and
Building a public–private pineapple partnership in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Individual farmers often receive low prices for their harvest, and pineapple producers in Bangladesh are no exception. To help them, CDAIS facilitated a series of meetings and coaching. Starting with a capacity needs assessment workshop in April 2017, a coaching plan was developed to meet
The National Innovation Facilitators (NIFs) are the field staff working daily with partnerships for the CDAIS project. They are the ones who move forward the project, meet them here! Salah Uddin Ibne Syed’s profile Fatema Wadud “Shila” ‘s profile Mohammed Moshiur Rahman’s profile Mohammed Sorof Uddin’s profile Mohammad Jamal Uddin’s profile Rozana Wahab’s profile
The CDAIS Bangladesh team visited the new executive chairman of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council – the CDAIS national executing agency – today to brief him about the project and its activities. The team said goodbye to Dr Mohammed Shahjahan, who is retiring from his role as national project coordinator, and welcomed the new NPC,