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Role of brac with ganges basin development challenge


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by: Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam
Presented at the GBDC Reflection Workshop,November 2013

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Role of brac with ganges basin development challenge

  1. 1. Role of BRAC with Ganges Basin Development Challenge Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam Program Head BRAC 12-13 November 2013 Dhaka
  2. 2. Agriculture and Food Security Program of BRAC Goal: To contribute in achieving food security and reduction of hunger and malnutrition through increased environmentally sustainable agricultural production
  3. 3. Crop Intensification and Livelihood Improvement Activities in the Saline Affected Coastal Region
  4. 4. The Ganges basin is one of the six basins (others are Mekong, Limpopo, Volta, Nile, and the Andean Basins)
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Project Locations: 20 Upazillas in 9 Districts of 3 Divisions: • Khulna Hub: Kolaroa, Kaliganj, Batiaghata, Fakirhat, Rupsha, Fultala • Barisal Hub: Babuganj, Gaurnadi, Patuakhali sadar, Amtali, Kalapara • Faridpur Hub: Boalmari, Gopalganj sadar Baliakandhi , Faridpur sadar Modhukhali, Tungipara, Pangsha • Jessore Hub: Kalia (Narail)
  8. 8. Three Divisional Workshops were Arranged During 2012
  9. 9. Workshop on GBDC: Increasing the Resilience of Agriculture and Aquaculture Systems in the Coastal Zone of the Ganges Delta (2013 at Khulna) Barisal Workshop Upcoming !! Major local level stakeholders: DAE DoF DoL LGED Local Government
  10. 10. Aquaculture Team Building- A Prime Objective of BRAC-GBDC Collaboration BRAC has developed a complete Aquaculture technical team of 20 development workers which was a prime objective of the collaboration between BRAC and World Fish (GBDC and CSISA-BD).
  11. 11. Team is Growing as a Complete Technical Team  Skill developed for technical farmers group formation  Developed as aquaculture trainer  Equipped in appropriate technology selection (diversified agriculture & aquaculture system)
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Farmers Training Direct Farmers’ Training Upazilla (No) Target Achieved (Sep’13) Khulna Hub 6 900 1172 Barisal Hub 4 1075 1094 Faridpur Hub 3 800 818 Jessore Hub 3 400 404 Total 16 3175 3488 Location These trained farmers are acting as technology disseminators
  14. 14. Demonstration: (Participatory Adaption Trial) Technology Demonstration Location Upazilla (No) Yearly Target Achieve up to September’13 Khulna Hub 6 40 40 Barisal Hub 4 43 43 Faridpur Hub 3 34 34 Jessore Hub 3 16 16 Total 16 133 133
  15. 15. Farmers Refreshers Training: Direct Farmers’ Training Upazilla (No) Target Achieve (Sep’13) Khulna 04 475 454 Barisal 04 625 618 Faridpur Hub 03 350 340 Jessore Hub 03 300 280 Total 16 1750 1692 Location These trained farmers are acting as technology disseminators
  16. 16. Field Based Training at Batiaghata, Khulna 35% beneficiaries are women
  17. 17. Future Agenda !!
  18. 18. Scale-out of GBDC Research Findings Polder 30 Replicating Mini Watershed Approach with Community Level Water Management Polder 3 Dissemination of Aquaculture in Challenge Ponds Gher Aquaculture (Risk Management) Polder 43/2F Dyke Farming Crop Technologies will be disseminated as regular AFSP activities
  19. 19. Field visit: Sharing Experience on ‘Water-shed Technology’ Experiencing the Mini Watershed Approach by BRAC-G5 staff and beneficiaries for scaling-out in Polder 30. Water Shed 1 Village: Debitola Union: Gangarampur Upazilla: Batiaghata Land coverage: 8 ha No of Beneficiaries: 40 Water Shed 2 Village: Kismot Fultola Union: Batiaghata Upazilla: Batiaghata Land coverage: 7 ha No of Beneficiaries: 35
  20. 20. Cropping Pattern Season Name of the crop Rabi (Dec- Apr) Mungbean/ Watermelon Sunflower/ Sesame Bitter gourd/ Okra Ladies Finger/ Ridge gourd Kharif ( Jul- Nov) BRRI dhan49 BRRI dhan51 BRRI dhan52 BRRI dhan54 Existing practice: Rabi Kharif Ridge gourd /Red Pumpkin : Major crop – Sesame. : Local variety
  21. 21. Aman-Rabi Cropping System in Polder 30 M J J A S O Aman (140 d) N D J F M 15 Nov Dec/Jan Rabi (120-140 d) A M 30 Apr 15 July Terminal Drainage
  22. 22. Aman-Boro Cropping System in Polder 30 M J J A S O Aman (140 d) 15 July N D 15 Nov 10 Dec J F M A M Boro (150 d) 30 Apr
  23. 23. Issues !! Possibilities of Forming Research and Extension Support Team (REST) from the Local Level Stakeholders !! Additional Budget Requirement !!
  24. 24. Thank You