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Improving gender equality in Bangladesh
Gender equality is an essential component for sustainable economic development, and empowering rural women is vital to enable poor people to improve their livelihoods and overcome poverty. IFAD is addressing gender inequalities and discrimination by focusing on areas which can empower women economically and socially, including access to land, water, education, training, markets and financial...
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Learning Route Diary-2
  Day -4 On the 4 th day of Learning Route, participants went to visit the lone flower market  at Godkhali in Jessore to see the market linkage with farmers very early in the morning. They talked to producers, customers and leaders of the farmer association.  Later, 50 farmers came to the LR venue to meet the participants. They gave three presentation where they...
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Learning Route Diary-1
The first Learning Route on “Scaling up Bangladesh rural development best practices: lessons learned by FEDEC in the development of Value Chains” kicked off in Shatkhira, a Southern district in Bangladesh on 7 th September. 25 participants from six IFAD funded projects and Partner Organizations (POs) are taking part in the five-day event organized jointly by PROCASUR and INAFI which is...
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Access to Waterbody Empowers Fisherwoman
Like many other sectors, role of women in fishing is also invisible in Bangladesh. Women in fisher community repair boats, knit and nets, separate different species of fish after big catch, dry fish for sale or household consumption, sometimes go to fishing with their counterparts. But their contribution is never recognized. its a common practice in the country. Fisher community in the...
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Big change from small fish
Small farmers in Dinajpur and Rangpur, two northern districts of Bangladesh are now producing Mola fish in their ponds which was earlier considered an open water fish and can’t be produced in the ponds.  But after the implementation of ‘Small Fish and Nutrition’ project , a number of farmers in two districts are enabled to produce it commercially in their ponds, while others are using it...
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