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.
The 2015 Standard Chartered AGROW Awards took note of the outstanding work of AVRDC partners and participating farmers in a ceremony on 2 August 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The prestigious nationwide award promotes agricultural innovators and contributions to the sector in seven categories. BRAC, an NGO in Bangladesh and a partner with AVRDC and the International Potato Center (CIP) in the USAID Horticulture Project, received the “Best Associated Organisation in Support and Execution” award. Lal Teer Seed Ltd., which has worked with AVRDC researchers on several initiatives, was awarded as the “Best Associated Organisation in Innovation and Research.” The awards go to individuals as well as organizations: Two farmers participating in the USAID Horticulture Project received awards: Reshma Begum, Mohirn Village, Bagharpara Upazilla, Jessore District, for her sweetpotato nursery, and Bellal Hossain, Laxmipur Village, Bagharpara Upazilla, Jessore District, for his work in tomato production. Matia Chowdhury, Minister of Agriculture, presented the awards.