Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security & Linkages (SaFaL)

UP to March 2018

Donor: The Kingdom of the Netherlands & SOLIDARIDAD

Duration: July 2017 – June 2021

Focal Person: Aditi Arzoo, Director Executive Secretariat

Tel: +880-421-68823

Goal/Objectives

To enhance food and nutrition security of small farmers and landless workers in Southwest Bangladesh with a focus on developing resilient livelihoods through promoting sustainable agricultural production and market chain development.

Major Component/Activities

  • Develop farmers’ capacity on farm business planning

  • Scale adoption of proven sustainable farming practices

  • Capacity building on climate smart sustainable agriculture framework (Aquaculture, Horticulture, Soy and Dairy)

  • Capacity building of local market actors on food safety and post-harvest management

  • Organize farmers’ clusters and governance mechanism to collectively source agro inputs and market for their farm produces

  • Knowledge building on nutrition, dietary diversity, sexual & reproductive health & rights (SRHR), Infant & young child feeding (IYCF), health & hygiene

Operational Area

District: 02 (Jessore & Narail), Upazila: 07 (Jessore Sadar, Abhaynagar, Manirampur & Bagherpara; Narail Sadar, Kalia & Lohagara) Union: 47, Village: 286

Other Information

No. of Employees: 42 (male: 39, female: 03)

No. of Beneficiaries: 32,140 (male: 10,829 female 21,311)

No. of Indirect Beneficiaries: 1,34,988