Farmers demonstrated adaptive agriculture practices in Annual Farming Innovation Fair

The southwestern coastal belt of Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable areas of Bangladesh. The food security and livelihood option has been decreasing day by day for less production of agriculture due to Climate Change. LEDARS has implemented the project “Strengthening Livelihood Security of Climate Change Vulnerable People” to strengthen their capability in livelihood and food security through improved agricultural cultivation. Last 24th March 2016, LEDARS has arranged an Annual Farming Innovation Fair at Dhankhali village in Munshiganj Union. Total 9 demo plot are exhibited in the fair.

Those are farmer’s Ideal House, Adaptation Irrigation System, Net fencing in the Brinjal Cultivation, Featuring Farming System, Vegetable Gardening on the Dyke, Small Pond Excavation, Natural Fertilizer, Zero Tillage Vegetable cultivation and Mouse Constraining Techniques. About 300 peoples are gathering in the fair from nearer villages. At the afternoon some traditional games were organized in the fair for male and female farmers. Then the invited guest and local elite persons visits all stall. At the evening a discussion session and prize distribution ceremony were held in the attendance of newly elected local government representative.  The chief guest mentioned that “day by day the agriculture land is reducing, so we should try to increase production in the same land by multiple use of land and use of techniques what we have seen here”.