Towards improving food security and sustainable livelihoods of resource poor farmers in Bangladesh: Impact of the FoSHoL project

The Food Security for Sustainable Household Livelihoods (FoSHoL) project was designed with the premise that food security of the poor - both in terms of access and affordability- could be improved by providing them with better knowledge, skills, technology, inputs, finance and organizational ability to better utilize their available resources – land, labour and capital- to improve productivity, marketability and get better prices and income. The project was implemented in several districts by three international NGOs, several national NGOs in collaboration with various government departments during May 2005 to April 2009. IRRI had a coordinating role mainly providing technical and methodological guidance.This report represents the changes in some of the key livelihood and food security parameters between the two periods. Several lessons in terms of technologies suitable for the poor, targeting technology for dissemination to the poor, alternative dissemination mechanisms, and importance of collective action and savings appear to be robust and these qualify for scaling up in the rest of the country beyond the project sites. We believe that this valuable report will be useful for the planners, policy makers, researchers, development practitioners and other donors to formulate future intervention strategies on food security and livelihoods in Bangladesh.

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Q1; Q12; Q13; Q16; Q18
Published by the International Rice Research Institute, Bangladesh Office
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FoSHoL Project Papers

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