Agriculture & Livestock Program

HEED Bangladesh is implementing the Agriculture and livestock Development program with the financial support from Palli karmo Shohayok Foundation (PKSF). HEED is working for 01 (one) upazilla of 01(one) district of Moulvibazar.

Agriculture and livestock Development program Goal:

Increasing the opportunities and access for the rural poor to the agriculture and livestock development activities.

MAIN FOCUS OF THE PROGRAM

The main focus of the project is to provide support for group formation, farmer’s association formation and establishment demonstration firm for agro base various crop and vegetable, model breeder firm for egg production and, goat rearing, beef fattener and milk cow rearer for milk and meet production enterprises.


Program Objectives:

  • To Demonstrate and promote agriculture and livestock related activity.
  • To increase income generation activities and employment from agriculture and livestock related enterprises for the landless poor rural households headed by the woman.
  • To increase nutritional status by taking egg, meat, milk and vegetable.
  • To build individual and community capacity to manage poultry and livestock enterprises.
  • To empower the rural women providing the financial support dealt with Income Generating (IG) activities.

Partnership: GO/ NGO Partnership Development:

To make the project sustainable and achieve the ultimate goal, different stakeholders were involved in the implementing process. HEED Bangladesh ensured the participation of DAE, DLS personnel, Government officials, NGOs, Civil Societies, Community leaders and the community in the implementation process.

HOW HEED IMPLEMENTS THE PROGRAM:

Planning & Advocacy Meeting (Union Level):

To foster partnership, meetings were held at our branch offices with the key livestock production related actors of the upozila. The Upozila Livestock Officer of the respective districts attended the meeting as chairperson and all Livestock Officers from DLS and DAE, NGO representatives, Media personal attended these meetings.

Special Meetings (Upazila level):

Special Upozila Implementation Coordination Committee Meetings were held at the Upazila headquarters. The meetings were chaired by the Upazila Livestock Officer (ULO). All the upazila level government officials, union Parisad Chairmen, Livestock Officials, NGO representatives, community elites and journalists participated in the meetings.

Geographical Location

Sl #

Name of District

No. of Upozilla

Name of Upazila

Union

1

Moulvibazar

1

Kamolgonj

7

Operational Area:

SL #

Name of MFP Area

No. of Branch

Name of the Branch office

1

Sylhet Area

1

Munshibazar

1

Adampur

Geographical Coverage:

Village

Group

Member

72

192

3145


The Comparison Achievement of the Project Activities:

1. Agricultural Demonstration:

Sl. No.

Particular

Target-14-15

Ach.

Ach. (in %)

1

Compost

20

20

100%

2

Pores Pipe

2

2

100%

3

Pheromone Trap

6

6

100%

4

USG block Demo

2

0

5

Seed preservation maria Model

40

40

100%

6

High Yielding New Variety

4

4

100%

7

Homestead Gardening

20

20

100%

8

Summer Tomato

1

1

100%

Total

95

93

97.89%



2. Fish Demonstration:

Sl. No.

Particular

Target-14-15

Ach.

Ach.

(in %)

1

Carp/ Mola Mix cultivation

10

10

100%

2

Carp/Goldasreem/Crub/Telap Mix cultivation

8

8

100%

3

Local Tengra/Carp Mix cultivation

10

10

100%

4

Local Koi,Thai Koi,Vietnam Koi Mix cultivation

10

10

100%

5

Total

38

38

100%


3. Livestock Demonstration:

Sl. No.

Particular

Target-14-15

Ach.

Ach. %

1

Goat Rearing UPP

20

20

100%

2

Goat Rearing Poor

20

20

100%

3

Milking Cow

10

10

100%

4

Cow fattening

10

10

100%

5

Vermi compost

60

60

100%

6

Layer

20

20

100%

7

Broiller

10

10

100%

8

Poultry Processing centre

2

0%

9

Buck Centre

10

10

100%

Total

162

162

98.77%

Look Forward:

HEED Bangladesh as an implementing organization gained various experiences in the field management by working closely with the upazila level government officials. The government officials, particularly agriculture and livestock personnel provided excellent supports at the field to make the program successful.

The Government of Bangladesh has given a massive drive to supplement the production of agriculture product, egg, meat, and milk production, and has been successful against the war on protein deficiency and its consequences since 1989

Special strategies were planned to cover the low performing areas. The PKSF and HEED took necessary steps by initiating demonstration, Artificial Insemination, and Compost Preparation in the program Areas.

Conclusion

HEED enhanced the social mobilization within the community to develop the habit of food and growing protein intake per family.

So far the project is being implemented very successfully with the help of government and non government officials, committed staff and active support from community.