Improving food security for farmers in Rajaampur and Dharmpu

Long-term Response
Bangladesh
Implementing Partner: Bangladesh Nazarene Mission
Lead Member: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada
People Served: 6,400 people
Budget: $181,000
Timeline: February 2021 – March 2024

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada is supporting Bangladesh Nazarene Mission with a three-year agriculture and livelihood project in Rajarampur and Dharmapur Unions.

In this area, 85% people are dependent on agriculture for their  livelihoods and household food consumption. Traditionally, farmers only grow rice and maize due to limited knowledge about alternative agriculture practices and the importance of crop diversification. As a result, households cannot produce enough food year-round. Gender inequality means women struggle to access household cash, are often excluded from family decision-making, and don’t receive fair value for their crops.

Through this project, 6,400 participants (approximately 1,280 households) over three years are receiving agricultural training, learning about women’s rights and opportunities, being encouraged to enter into selfhelp groups, and being supported in marketing their crops.

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