AbstractThis paper attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of the specially designed packages of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions with ‘student brigades’ (student teams tasked with maintaining hygiene in school) on household WASH behavior and practices in both a household and farm setting. In addition, household members’ health and developmental productivity outcomes were also examined. A randomized control trial (RCT) involving student brigades (SBs) was carried out in six .......
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Chapter 1Innovation for Marginalized SmallholderFarmers and Development: An Overviewand Implications for Policy and ResearchFranz W. Gatzweiler and Joachim von BraunAbstract Smallholders in Asia and Africa are affected by increasingly complexnational and global ecological and economic changes. Agricultural innovation andtechnology shifts are critical among these forces of change and integration withservices is increasingly facilitated through innovations in institutions. Here wefocus .......
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1. Introduction and BackgroundFacing intensifying pressure on land and water resources, increasing rice productivity is critical for improving food security and alleviating poverty in developing Asia and Africa. Bangladesh has witnessed significant reduction in poverty over the last two decades; however, there still remains widespread food insecurity. Out of a total population of 165 million people in Bangladesh, 33 million were classified as lacking food security in 2010 and by 2020 it is .......
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYDue to the ineffectiveness of conventional microcredit and formal banking systemsto reach agricultural credit to marginal and small farmers who dominate the agrarianstructure in Bangladesh, BRAC designed an innovative project titled ‘TenantFarmers Development Project (BorgaChashi Unnayan Prakalpa (BCUP)) to providecredit and extension services to small scale tenant farmers. The Bangladesh Bank(Central Bank of Bangladesh) provided BRAC in October 2009 a refinancing .......
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Executive SummaryThis study report gives us the latest evidences from a randomized field experiment on an innovative micro-credit programme for the tenant farmers in Bangladesh. Tenant farmers, who dominate the agrarian structure in Bangladesh, have been bypassed by the conventional micro-finance institutions (MFIs) and formal banking sector which results inadequacy of working capital and hence lower access to inputs and lower productivity. Operational strategies and design of credit .......
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This report investigates the loss of perishable vegetables at different stakeholder levels in the supply chain in different geographical regions of Bangladesh, rural, semi-urban and urban. The study goes further by investigating the potential value added through cold storage facilities and the effect its introduction may have on different stakeholder relationships. The study then addresses the potential of utilising solar energy to facilitate the introduction of cold storage facilities. The .......

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  • Writer Name Fathema Zhura Khatoon, Zainu Sadia Islam, Fakir Md Yunus, Md Azhar Uddin, Marziana Mahfuz Nandita, Sophia Broos, Jan de Haan, Bas Jongerius, Bart Jan Sonneveld, Tristan Wesenhagen
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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