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Pests Are No Match for New Eggplant in Bangladesh

New technology shields farmers in vulnerable areas from risk and helps them build their resilience. Mohammad Abul Hossain is an experienced vegetable farmer from the Bogra district of Bangladesh. Like approximately 150,000 other Bangladeshi farmers, Hossain grows brinjal — also known as eggplant. Many of these smallholders farmers fight a daily battle…

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Rural Families in Bangladesh Spring into Diet Diversification

Because of what they’ve learned at farmer nutrition schools, farmers and families in Bangladesh have begun to address critical issues around health and nutrition. The schools, which provide training for activities like poultry rearing, egg-production, running fish ponds, and growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, are helping families diversify their diets and lead healthier lives.

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Water Pump Brings Business Opportunity to Farmers in Bangladesh

Mosammat Lima Begum is an accomplished agro-preneur. After receiving training on how to use an axial flow pump, she began an irrigation business in her village, providing water to farmers whose crops often suffer due to low rainfall. Begum's success has inspired others to purchase the pump and provide irrigation services of their own.

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U.S. Government Support Promotes Women’s Leadership and Better Trade Standards in Bangladesh

Marina Jabunnaher is a senior monitoring and evaluation officer with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh. A rising leader in her field, she is also the beneficiary of capacity building efforts under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of the Feed the Future initiative.

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