370 families got training on adaptive vegetables cultivation in Sundarbans region

Training on adaptive vegetables cultivation has been held in Shyamnagar and Koyra Upazila of Satkhira and Khulna district respectively for the development of life and livelihood of LEDARS’s beneficiaries by agriculture. The training has been provided to the 370 beneficiaries during the November, December 2018 and January 2019 in 14 batches in 14 different places of Shyamnagar and Koyra Upazila. The training has been provided under the “Strengthening Livelihood Security of Climate Change Vulnerable People” funded by Bread For the World.

South-western coastal area of Bangladesh is most vulnerable due to negative impact of Global warming and Climate Change and The Shyamnagar and Koyra Upazila are situated in the Coastal area.

The people in those working area are facing a lot of problems including Salinity, drought, irregular rainfall, unnecessary heavy rainfall, cyclones, thunder storms, embankment breakages and tidal surges which push people in to the deep problems. As consequence agriculture practices and production getting down, drinking water scarcity is increasing; working opportunities are shrinking day by day finally that’s impact on life and livelihood. LEDARS is working to reduce & mitigate those climate induced problems by various strategies and approaches. Adaptive agricultural practice is one of them. In the training we focused on

  1. Global Warming & Climate Change impact.
  2. Significance & importance of vegetables cultivation
  3. Soil and soil health
  4. Inorganic or synthetic fertilizer and it’s demerits & disadvantages
  5. Organic manure and it’s merits & advantages
  6. Adaptive, salt, and stress tolerant vegetables cultivation
  7. Land preparation and Soil purification
  8. Seeds, importance of seeds and seed purification
  9. Internal and external take care
  10. Mulching, irrigation.
  11. Pest, insects, diseases and it’s prevention & cure
  12. IPM & ICM
  13. Organic pesticides and
  14. Harvest & storage

The training was provided to the LEDARS beneficiaries to build-up capacity to reduce and mitigate the negative impact of Global Warming & Climate Change, how to practice agriculture by considering salinity, drought, irregular rainfall, water logging and so on. The training might develop the economical, social and health & nutritional condition of the participants (beneficiaries) and indirectly to the community people. It will play a role in conservation of domestic crops and vegetables varieties and obviously in food & nutrition security. It will also play a role to adaptive life and livelihood in Global Warming & climate change impact in southwest coastal area of Bangladesh.