Research progress of brac with ganges basin development


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by Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam. 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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Research progress of brac with ganges basin development

  1. 1. WLE Ganges Regional Research Workshop CPWF Delta Program 05-06 May 2014 Dhaka Research Progress of BRAC with Ganges Basin Development Challenge Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam Program Head BRAC
  2. 2. The Ganges basin is one of the six basins (others are Mekong, Limpopo, Volta, Nile, and the Andean Basins)
  3. 3. BRAC’s Involvement in G2 Project: 1. Actively participate in the research and development of productive, profitable and resilient agriculture and aquaculture systems. 2. Participate in disseminating the agriculture and aquaculture technologies in the target areas. 3. Organizing Field Days, Crop Cutting Ceremony, visit.
  4. 4. BRAC’s Involvement in G5 Project: (Key Partner)  Identification of development actors and stakeholders who may use project outputs from GBDC.  Engagement with development Actors in  Sharing communication materials  Dissemination of research findings.  Assisting in organizing local level policy dialogue and advocacy to the major stakeholders.  Participation in Ganges BDC team meetings and other relevant issues for creating development outcomes /impacts.
  5. 5. Three Divisional Workshops were Arranged During 2012
  6. 6. Workshop on GBDC: Increasing the Resilience of Agriculture and Aquaculture Systems in the Coastal Zone of the Ganges Delta (2013 at Khulna). Major local level stakeholders: DAE DoF DoL LGED Local Government
  7. 7. Aquaculture Team Building- A Prime Objective of BRAC-GBDC Collaboration BRAC has developed a complete Aquaculture technical team of 35 development workers which was a prime objective of the collaboration between BRAC and World Fish (GBDC and CSISA-BD).
  8. 8. Team Contribution in AFSP • Linkages develop between farmers and fishermen to credit / financing. • Value-chain development initiatives of AFSP, BRAC.  Technical services  Arranging linkage events (Field days)  Technology demonstration
  9. 9. Training of Farmers (with CSISA-BD Collaboration) Farmers trained up to March 2014: • Khulna - 1247 • Barisal - 1146 • Faridpur - 881 • Jessore - 690 • Mymensingh - 700 • Total - 4664 • G5 Area - 2393
  10. 10. Future Activities: (With Extended LoA) 1. Scale out of G2 research findings 2. Final stakeholder workshop 3. Market based awareness campaign 4. Dissemination of communication materials
  11. 11. Scale-out of GBDC Research Findings Polder 30 Polder 3 Replicating Mini Watershed Approach with Community Level Water Management Brackish water Aquaculture (Risk Management) Polder 43/2F Scale out of Productive, Profitable and Resilient Agriculture and Aquaculture System
  12. 12. Field visit: Sharing Experience on Mini Water-shed Approach Experiencing the Mini Watershed Approach by BRAC-G5 staff and beneficiaries for scaling-out in Polder 30. Water Shed 2 Village: Par batiaghata Union: Batiaghata Upazilla: Batiaghata Land coverage: 8.80 ha No of Beneficiaries: 38 Water Shed 1 Village: Mailmara Union: Batiaghata Upazilla: Batiaghata Land coverage: 10.5 ha No of Beneficiaries: 34
  13. 13. Sluice gate River Mini- watershed with Aquaculture at Canal (38.42 acre) Mini Water-shed at Polder 30 Mailmara, Khulna
  14. 14. River Sluice gate Mini- watershed (40.03 acre) Mini Water-shed at Polder 30 Par Batiaghata, Khulna
  15. 15. Feasibility of G5 Scale-out Activities Visited by WF and BRAC Officials
  16. 16. Cropping Pattern : Polder 30 : Aman-Rabi; Year Round Aquaculture Season Name of the crop Rabi (Dec - Apr) Sesame Sunflower Maize Aman ( Jul - Nov) BR 11/BRRI dhan52 BRRI dhan41 BRRI dhan49 Year round (Aquaculture) Shrimp Prawn – Carp Monosex Tilapia
  17. 17. River Sluice gate Gher Area (24.75 acre) Brackish Water Gher Aquaculture at Polder 3 Kaliganj, Satkhira
  18. 18. Cropping Pattern : Polder 3 (Kaliganj) Season Name of the crop Year round ( Aquaculture) Shrimp (Jan – May) Prawn- White Fish ( Carp,Tilapia, Korsula, Parshe) (May – December)
  19. 19. (13.61 acre) Replication of G2 findings at Polder 43/2F Bazarkhali, Amtoli, Borguna
  20. 20. Cropping Pattern : Polder 43/2F (Aus-Aman-Rabi) Season Name of the crop Rabi (Dec – Apr) Sunflower Maize Chili Aus (Mar - Jun) BRRI dhan42 BRRI dhan43 BRRI dhan47 BRRI dhan48 Hybrid variety Aman (Jul - Dec) BRRI dhan33 BRRI dhan52 BRRI dhan53 BRRI dhan54 Bina dhan7
  21. 21. Flow Chart of Methodology G2 Research Findings Conceptualization and Understanding G2 Findings Objectives Setup for Mini-watershed Primary Project Area Selection Data CollectionPrimary Data Secondary Data (G2,GO,Sluice gate committee, NGO) Direct Observation Key Informant Interview (KII) Data Processing and Analysis Finalize project area, farmers list and operational plan as well Reconnaissance Survey Meeting and consultation with G2 and G5
  22. 22. Activities Completed  Baseline survey  Farmers cross visit  FGD and Group meeting  Area and farmer selection  Farmers orientation  Infrastructural development  Seed supply for Rabi crop: Sesame (BARI til4) and Aus rice seed (Aloran)
  23. 23. Limitations: 1. Increasing soil salinity 2. Lack of fresh water 3. Less innovative farmers 4. Lack of appropriate water management 5. Land tenancy 6. Dependency attitude
  24. 24. Thank You