M4C (Making Market Works for Chars) Project:

Duration: 01.10.2012 to 30.06.2019

Duration: 01.09.2020 to 31.03.2024 (M4C Phase-III)

Objective: To apply a participatory market system development (PMSD) approach that ensures char farmers, market actors, service providers and other private and public stakeholders to jointly analyze market system, design and implement activities as necessary.

Major activities: Formation of producer groups; farmers’ capacity development training, organize workshops and seminars; establishment of sales and service centers and collection points; market analysis, value chain and develop linkage between char producers and market actors.

Implementation process: Enhance production through fee-based technical supports and promote cooperative marketing system through establishing sales and service centers and developing linkage between char producers and market actors.

Source of fund: M4C-Swisscontact.

SHOUHARDO3 (Strengthening Households Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities) Project:

Duration: 01.01.2016 to to 30.06.2023

Objective: To improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people within Bangladesh for 549,000 poor and extreme poor people by 2020.

Major activities: Census survey and development of beneficiary database, facilitate in organizing VDC/EKATA/Mothers/Adolescent girls and boys groups, capacity development, skills training, agricultural and non-agricultural input supports; organizing meetings, seminar, workshops, day observance, assist in developing linkage with service providers and small infrastructural supports.

Implementation process: The project will be implementing following theory of changes (TOC) approach- Empowerment, Governance, and Engagement. The project is focusing on five purposes- (1) Agriculture and Livelihoods, (2) Health, Hygiene and Nutrition, (3) Disaster and Climate Risk Management, (4) Women’s Empowerment and Youth Engagement, and (5) Responsive Governance.

Source of fund: CARE-USAID.