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by Farha Khan and Afrina Choudhury. At Ganges Regional Research Workshop of the Challenge Program on Water and Food/Water Land and Ecosystems (CPWF/WLE), May 2014

by Farha Khan and Afrina Choudhury. At Ganges Regional Research Workshop of the Challenge Program on Water and Food/Water Land and Ecosystems (CPWF/WLE), May 2014

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  • LDC Least Developed Countries
    Africa – fastest urbanising continent (UN Habitat) – by 2020 60+ in cities
    100-150 Million less people living with hunger
    Women farmers use only 5% of the extension services worldwide
    43% of the world’s farmers are women
    In sub-Saharan Africa women provide 60−80% of the labor to produce food for household consumption and sale.
    Ref – FAO, UNIFEM, World Development Report 2008
  • LDC Least Developed Countries
    Africa – fastest urbanising continent (UN Habitat) – by 2020 60+ in cities
    100-150 Million less people living with hunger
    Women farmers use only 5% of the extension services worldwide
    43% of the world’s farmers are women
    In sub-Saharan Africa women provide 60−80% of the labor to produce food for household consumption and sale.
    Ref – FAO, UNIFEM, World Development Report 2008

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  • 1. Ganges Basin Development Challenge IFAD sponsored series of knowledge fairs/workshops Farha Khan and Afrina Choudhury, WorldFish
  • 2. ‘Changing Landscape: Prospects of Climate Change 29 May 2014’  CPWF working within a region defined by hydrology challenges resulting from multiple factors, impacts of climate change being one of them  Farmers continually adapting farming systems  These systems can be more resilient, diversified and productive in face of future drivers of change  The workshop drew attention to the often neglected water landscapes, such as ghers and sorjan systems, that are the result of farmer innovation.
  • 3. i)Galda- fresh-water system Bagda- salt-water system, iii) Sorjan system, iv) Agriculture in Gher and Sorjan systems, and v) Fisheries in Gher and Sorjan systems
  • 4. The why’s, how’s and scope of the systems
  • 5. Research new methods & technologies Saline tolerant Biodiversity conservation Technical support intensification Water mgt, drainag e Value chain
  • 6. “Participatory Action Research: State of the Art for Research in Development in Bangladesh” 14-15 July, 2013 • In collaboration with CIMMYT and Practical Action • Enabled key actors and experts involved in the theory and practice of participatory action research to be brought together to share their experiences.
  • 7. Objectives Bring together key actors with experience in PAR across fields of interest share and document lessons learned from PAR practice in Bangladesh Build a collective agenda for taking PAR for research in development programs forward in Bangladesh PAR Characteristics Joint Ownership Equity in Process and Outcomes Supporting ongoing Change Scaling for Impact
  • 8.  The workshop also aimed to:  Build personal commitment regarding actions on PAR  They have been grouped into the following areas of personal commitments: practice, learn, share & influence.
  • 9. Outcomes gain an understanding of the problem areas for women in agriculture and share ideas around new opportunities and strategies for adaption in the face of climate change. creation of a network to share knowledge and strategies of women facing the challenges in high saline areas
  • 10. Outcomes opportunity to help other people (researchers, government and other agency staff) who may be in a position to help farmers
  • 11. Questions?