Overall objective of the project: Strengthening the capacity for interdisciplinary agricultural education and research in the disciplines of crop, fish and water for sustainable food security in Bangladesh.
Specific objective: BAU and BARC develop and implement interdisciplinary education and research in the areas of crop, fish and water, taking into account gender and labour market needs.
Planned outputs: (i) An institute of integrated studies on crop-fish and water resource management is established at BAU; (ii) Core teaching and research staff of BAU & BARC/NARS trained in interdisciplinary approach; (iii) A Research program is developed based on national research priorities & research skills are strengthened; (iv) Consultancy skills are strengthened in the integrated disciplines of crop-water- and fishery; (v) Laboratory infrastructure is developed and laboratory technicians are trained; (vi) Gender is mainstreamed in the new educational and research program; and (vii) The new educational, research and consultancy program respond to the labour market needs.
Project Partners: Lead - Water Resources Management Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) | Consortium partners - International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Nepal; Madhesh Foundation (NEMAF), North Bengal University (NBU), India; South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERS), IIFS, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU).
Project objectives: Bridging gender “know-do” gaps in situations of increasing uncertainty. The project comprises of three inter-linked activities which collaboratively aim to reduce gender inequalities in the face evolving governance, economic and environmental changes, by: i) generating new knowledge applicable for development practice and ii) building capacity of relevant stakeholders and actors. The activities address two core WLE CGIAR concerns: remediating the gender bias in agriculture-related interventions; and demonstrating that a viable ecosystem enhances the capacity of poor communities to sustainably develop in an increasingly uncertain world.
Project Title: Sprouted fodder production for sustainable improvement of small-holder dairying in the South-West rural Bangladesh.
Funded by: SaFaL (Sustainable Agriculture Food Security and Linkages) Project, Solidaridad Network Asia
Project period: 2015-2017
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Forecasting Information and Agricultural Risk management in Jamalpur District of Bangladesh
Influence of inter-cultural differences in collaborative innovation tasks
Effects of pesticides on aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services in Bangladesh
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