A recent action learning exercise to develop a successful packhouse led by WorldVeg in Bangladesh gained national recognition but revealed the complex set of skills and interventions needed to make it sustainable. -- MORE --
This project proposes to combine anthracnose resistance genes from two less widely cultivated chili species (C. chinense and C. baccatum) into the most commonly cultivated chili pepper, C. annuum. The research is expected to benefit chili pepper producers and seed companies in Bangladesh.
Exports of cabbage, cauliflower and other vegetables from Jessore, Bangladesh are increasing as farmers use improved postharvest handling methods to protect the quality and freshness of their produce.
Through the USAID Postharvest Project, farmers in Bangladesh have learned simple but effective methods to protect their vegetables after the harvest to retain quality and ensure more of the crop is available to consumers.
This project designs alternative options for insect pest management and will set the stage for partners to promote and popularize these options.
This study quantifies the impact and cost-effectiveness of training poor rural women in Bangladesh in home gardening and nutrition. We find that the intervention significantly (p < 0.01) increased vegetable production (+16.5 g/person/day), vegetable consumption and the micronutrient supply from the garden.
Do household gardens offer a long-term, ongoing solution to undernutrition? A study to analyze if the initial impact of a household garden intervention in 2012-2013 has been sustained is underway.
Women’s home gardens are an effective intervention in Bangladesh for increasing the supply and consumption of a diverse range of vegetables in poor rural households, thereby contributing to nutrition security.
Schreinemachers P, Wu MH, Uddin Md.N, Ahmad S, Hanson P. 2016. Farmer training in off-season vegetables: Effects on income and pesticide use in Bangladesh. FOOD POLICY, 61:132-140.
A successful summer tomato grower, Mohamed Mohiuddin Fakir, is now a pioneer of cherry tomato production in Ghoradoho village, Faridpur district, Bangladesh.