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January 24, 2017

Millions of smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia are attempting to diversify beyond staple crops to increase their incomes, nutrition, and resilience in response to climate change and shifting market demand. Although they are potentially significant producers of fresh vegetables and farmed fish, most smallholders lack access to technologies that would help them produce the quantities and quality needed to earn income sustainably.  To address this, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) rolled out its new Feed the Future Asia Regional Innovative Farmers Project at the Agriculture Innovation Summit in Dhaka today.  Implemented by Winrock International, the regional project will increase food security, reduce poverty, and improve environmental sustainability by facilitating agricultural innovation and technology diffusion in several countries in Asia including Bangladesh. 

July 28, 2016

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June 23, 2016

Due to a lack of awareness and application of proper safety measures while handling pesticides, farmers’ health in Bangladesh is often unnecessarily put at risk. In cases of exposure to pesticides, farmers need expedient and effective medical attention. Emergency room doctors face many pesticide-exposed patients who need proper medical support within the first hour in order to reduce further health hazards. 

June 23, 2016

Oliar Rahman Firoj has been farming summer tomatoes in southern Bangladesh over the past three years. He dedicates his acre of land to cultivating this high-value crop, which commands prices four-to-five times higher than winter tomato varieties. However, the initial investment for this crop is also higher as the farmer needs to purchase heat-tolerant varieties of tomato seeds, install raised beds and rain shelters, and learn integrated crop management techniques, such as pruning, staking, sanitation, and curbing disease and pests.

March 16, 2016

Arman Hossain, a day laborer from Kestopur village in Bangladesh, is very happy with the mechanization of Guti urea application as it has relieved much of the hardship and suffering associated with fertilizing by hand. Read how and why...

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