Although the resource structure in the rural areas of Bangladesh is still based primarily on land, there are gradual trends to diversify into other forms of resource utilization. The increasing trend towards landlessness has forced large numbers of people to look into alternative sources of employment within the rural situation such as trading, business, pisciculture, horticulture, small-scale industries and other similar avenues. This study has been conducted in one particular village to .......

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  • Writer Name Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 January 1980
  • Country Bangladesh
Studies on ‘Famine’ and ‘Credit Needs’ under the Peasant Perceptions Series were first published in mimeographed forms in 1985 and the copies were distributed to development planners, administrators and researchers. Inspired by their appreciations, a printed form of the studies was introduced in 1991.Here is the excerpt from the Preface of this publication:"BRAC has, in the past been called upon to provide relief in areas where famine or extreme scarcities prevailed. The prolonged drought .......

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  • Writer Name Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 May 1980
  • Country Bangladesh
During the Emergency Relief Programme conducted in drought affected areas in 1979 BRAC workers had the opportunity to come into very close contact with the landless and disadvantaged members of the rural community. From discussions with them much valuable information was obtained about the manner in which people occupying positions of authority utilized their advantageous positions. It was then realized that this information could be used to throw some light on the way in which the local .......

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  • Writer Name BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Saturday, 02 February 1980
  • Country Bangladesh
Land has traditionally been valued as the ultimate security in the subsistence agricultural economy of Bangladesh. But what happens as land becomes scarce to an increasing percentage of the people indeed, perhaps, the majority of the people? How do the people who live in Bangladesh's villages go about maximising available resources? What happens in the unending search for economic security? Are attempts made to diversify available resources? Is the resource base of the rural economy in .......

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  • Writer Name BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Saturday, 07 July 1979
  • Country Bangladesh