SDC-Shomoshti Project

Project Name:  SDC-Shomoshti Project

Project Introduction:
SHOMOSHTI–Prosperity for the poor and disadvantages is a SDC mandated project implemented by CARE Bangladesh.  Shomoshti projects social and economic impact will benefit the wellbeing of rural households. Particularly the poor and disadvantaged by ensuring higher incomes, better nutrition and more education. Shomoshti will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 7th Five year plan of Government of Bangladesh (GoB) by addressing issues related poverty, food security, nutrition water and sanitation, inclusive economic growth, women empowerment, climate change and inclusive and responsive institutions.
Overall Goal:
Rural households, particularly the poor and disadvantaged, benefit from a better wellbeing due to higher incomes, better nutrition, improved health and more education. This improved wellbeing includes increased capacities to sustain and further improve the gains in income and social aspects.

Overall Objective:
180,000 rural household will use improved technical services, which will result in higher yields, better prices and increased income. This will be achieved through the organizational capacity building of producer groups and the facilitative support to private and public service  providers for developing pro-poor service in agriculture, agribusiness and home and cottage based activities which are relevant and affordable to the poor and disadvantaged. Two distinct pillars of services and systems will guide the interventions in achieving three outcomes respectively at community, market and enabling governance spheres in realizing the envisioned impact.

Specific Objectives:
180,000 Households by 2020, in which 70% Poor, 40% disadvantaged, 30% impact group will constitute the impact group.

Outputs:

  1. Poor, disadvantaged and marginalized producers have the capacities to access business development services,
  2. Poor, disadvantaged and marginalized producers gain the capacity to access social services and savings mechanisms.
  3. Improved capacity of public and private service providers related to agriculture and cottage industries.
  4. Enhanced capacity to both public and private service providers for offering pro-poor, inclusive and affordable social service options.
  5. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) responsive services developed and promoted by public and private service producers.
  6. Policy issues identified that hinder access to market, resources and social services by the poor, disadvantaged and marginalized households,
  7. Enhanced awareness of Local Government Institutions (LGIs) about their roles for promoting inclusive market development and delivery of social services.
  8. Women’s role to main streamed in the market system.

Outcome 1: 180,000 rural households (70% poor, 40% disadvantaged and 30% women) use improved technical and available social services.

Outcome 2: Private and public providers offer improved services to at least 100000 rural households engaged in agriculture and cottage industries which are affordable and relevant to the poor and disadvantaged.

Outcome 3: Issues of equitable access to resources and markets and social services raised by rural households and private service providers have been addressed by local government institutions and in government policies, rules and regulations.

Project Components:  i) Beef fattening ii) Vegetable iii) Crab fattening iv) Handicraft.

Major Activities: i) Agriculture ii) Marketing, iii) Social service (Health, education and nutrition)

Project Participants (Direct): 19,286 Producer (for inception period-1928)

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

563

1,384

 

 

 

Project Duration: 1 October 2016 to November 2019
Financial partner (Donor): CARE Bangladesh
Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ahsania Mission-DAM
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Dhaka Ahsania Mission, House no 426, Road no 6, (2nd floor), Sonadanga R/A, 2nd Phase, Khulna.

Project Budget: BDT 6,54,460 (For inception period)
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Person: Md. Zahangir Alam, Project Coordinator
Email: zahangir.1968@gmail.com, Mobile: 01753- 878801

Cross-border Transfer of Agricultural Technologies, Institutional and Market Development (CATT)

Project Introduction :

Founded in 1958 Dhaka Ahsania Mission was working as a philanthropic organization which has now acquired the position of one of the leading Non-Government Development Organizations in Bangladesh. DAM is passing the 56 years and by now it has widened its sphere of activities to a considerable extent. Since the time DAM has been diversifying its development interventions with expansion of program coverage both geographically and in population. To increase coherence and efficiency in its interventions, DAM continuously keeps trying to improve its institutional efficiency.

Concern universal-Bangladesh has signed a contract agreement with the European Union to implement the action Cros-borfder transfer of agricultural technologies institutional and market development project in Jamalpur Bangladesh. Dhaka Ahsania Mision is a national NGO in Bangladesh are implementing the field level activities of the project under five upazila of Jamalpur mentioned Jamalpur sadar, Sorishabari, Modergonj Dewangonj and Melandah upazila. Technical support is provided by Helvetas Swiss Interoperation. The project intends to reach out to 20,000 beneficiary households 15,000, in Jamalpur district in Bangladesh and 5000 beneficiary households in six districts in the state of Asam in India implemented by RGVN. The other target groups of the project are local service providers-LSP and their associations input and output market actors, and Govt. line agencies specially Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Project Agreement Number:  EuropeAid/130-641/C/ACT/CAI

Overall Objective:

  • Improving food security and nutrition for the poorest and most vulnerable in South Asia to contribute to MDG 1

Specific Objectives:

  • 20,000 smallholder households in Bangladesh and India will benefit from cross-border learning to improve their food security and nutrition
  • To further improve a tested, efficient and sustainable model of public private cooperation to reduce poverty for the most vulnerable for replication at regional level

Outputs:

  • Measurable improvements in food security and nutritional indicators due to productivity increases through use of low cost, environment friendly agricultural technologies.
  • Measurable income increases through improved linkages to input/output markets, adequate market extension and value chain promotion.
  • Integrated and sustainable stakeholder institutions for local service provision developed for technology transfer, marketing linkages.
  • Model developed in Bangladesh and further improved by the action, has been adopted by Indian NGO and is more widely disseminated

Project Components:

  • Technology Transfer
  • Market and Enterprise Development
  • Human and Institutional Development
  • Knowledge Transfer

Major Activities:

Technology Transfer

  • Fingerlings provide
  • Transfer of Rice seed and working capital for Rice cultivation
  • Working capital & Seed distribution for Rice plot demonstration.
  • Working capital distribution for fruit tree management
  • Working Capital for floating vegetable
  • Transfer of Poultry Working Capital
  • Farmers field day (FFD
  • Facilitate Technical Demonstration Session for rice seed distribution

Market and Enterprise Development

  • MSE and business planning to groups
  • MSE and business plan to groups under Vegetable, Chili and Chicken Value chain.
  • Facilitate traders to organize workshop with LSP/SPA and producers groups (MMW) under Value Chain Activities
  • Technical session  by LSP under Vegetable value chain
  • Technical session  by LSP under Chili value chain
  • Technical session  by LSP under Chicken value chain
  • Post harvest handling LSP`s training
  • Facilitated post harvest handling session at MSE level by LSP`s (Vegetable VC)
  • Conducted  Local Entrepreneur Training (Hatchery establish and management)- Chicken v. Plan with MSE groups for delivery quality inputs from private sector under Vegetable Value chain value chain
  • Workshop among MSE groups and Market actors (Input & Output) under Vegetable value chain
  • Workshop among MSE groups and Market actors (Input & Output) under Chili value c. Workshop among MSE groups and Market actors (Input & Output) under Chicken value chain
  • Farmers selection for demonstration plot under Vegetable value chain
  • Farmers selection for demonstration plot under Chili value chain
  • Demonstration Plot Established under Vegetable value chain
  • Demonstration Plot Established under Chili value chain

Human and Institutional Development

  • Asset data collection
  • Staff orientation for HH sample survey and data collection
  • LSP-Market development training
  • Staff capacity building training on Marketing extension, MSE, Market linkage, Value Chain development and LSP Model
  • LSP`s Capacity building training under value chain
  • LSP training from AEAs (DRP)
  • Facilitate technical session in the groups by  LSPs
  • Facilitate technical session in the groups by  LSPs under Vegetable Value Chain
  • Facilitate technical session in the groups by  LSPs under Chili Value Chain
  • Facilitate technical session in the groups by  LSPs under Chicken Value Chain
  • Sharing workshop with LSP`s on working with communities
  • LSP`s training on CMDRR Training
  • Fortnightly  group  meeting (Issue base)
  • SPA monthly meeting (EC)

Knowledge Transfer

  • Staff Monthly Meeting
  • GOB Coordination Meeting

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

0

0

0

0

1300

156

10834

973

1483

254

 

Project Duration: 36 Months (January 2012 to December 2014- Ext. April 2015)

Financial partner (Donor): European Union and lead applicant Concern Universal Bangladesh

Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:

  • Project office: Upazila road In front of Sadar upazilla office, Bozrapur, Jamalpur.
  • Area office Jamalpur sadar: Upazila road In front of Sadar upazilla office, Bozrapur, Jamalpur.
  • Area office Melandah: Vill: Adipaita, (North side of Govt. Degree college) P.O. Melandah, P.S Melandah sadar, Dist. Jamalpurm
  • Area office Dewangonj: Vill. Dalbari. Upazila Hospital road, P.O- Dewangonj,P.S- Dewangonj, Dist. Jamalpur.
  • Area office Madargonj: South side of Madergonj Palli Biddut office, Madergonj.
  • Area office Sarisabari: Upazila road,P.O- Sarishabari,P.S- Sarishabari sadar, Dist. Jamalpur.

Project Budget: Total BDT 15,74,69,115

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

61

11

0

0

428

52

Contact Person      : Md. Shadiqur Rahman, Project Manager

Email & Cell          : shadiqurrahman@ahsaniamission.org.bd, 01717433487

Shamerto– Sustainable Skill and Employment in Small Scale Agro-Food Processing Project

Project Name: Shamerto – Sustainable Skill and Employment in Small Scale Agro-Food Processing Project

Project Introduction:

SHAMERTO is a project designed by a consortium composed with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Traidcraft Exchange, Dhaka Ahshania Mission, Bangladesh Agro Processors’ Association (BAPA) and Jamalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI). SHAMERTO is co-funded by the European Union under its Poverty Reduction through Inclusive and Sustainable Markets (PRISM) portfolio.

The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the skills, employability and income of workers and entrepreneurs in agro-food processing Small, Micro and Cottage Enterprises (SMCE) with focus on scaling-up value addition and increasing the competitiveness of these enterprises in the wheat, rice, groundnut, lentil, mung bean, spice and mustard value chains. Specifically, the project aims to increase gainful employment of workers and job seekers, who will be counseled, trained and skill-tested, and receive satisfactory job placement. Simultaneously the competitiveness and capacity for employment of the targeted SMCE will be enhanced through better integration in the selected sub-sector value chains and improvements in the business environment. The focus will be on scaling-up value addition and increasing competitiveness of SMCE in the selected value chains.

The project is working in seven districts of Northern West Bangladesh: in Barisal, Shariatpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Sherpur, Mymensingh and Jamalpur during the years 2017-2020.

Project Agreement Number: Europe/Aid/150658/DD/ACT/BD

Overall Objective:

The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the skills, employability and income of workers and entrepreneurs in agro-food processing Small, Micro and Cottage Enterprises (SMCE) with focus on scaling-up value addition and increasing the competitiveness of these enterprises in the wheat, rice, groundnut, lentil, mung bean, spice and mustard value chains.
Specific Objectives:
R-1:: An increased number of Training and Employment Service Providers (TESP) which are capable and incentivised to respond to the skills and job placement demands of job seekers and the targeted SMCE
R-2: An increased number of SMCE experience business growth and create employment and income through improved efficiency and integration in the targeted product sub-sector value chains
R-3: An increased number of women and men from poor and disadvantaged groups obtain gainful (self-) employment in agro-food processing SMCE
R-4: An improved enabling environment for skills development, employment, decent work conditions, and promotion of environmental standards in SMCE
R-5: National skills development system actors and professional associations endorse and adopt products, approaches and models generated and innovated by the Action

  • 35 Training and Employment Service Providers (TESP) capable and incentivised to respond to the skills and job placement demands of job seekers
  • 4500 SMCEs capacity building, competitiveness add value addition of selecctive 07 value chains and business growth through gainful and productive employment with the support of Business Intermediaries organizations
  • Graduate 25000 skilled workers and jpb placement in SMCEs

Project Components:
An increased number of Training and Employment Service Providers (TESP) which are capable and incentivised to respond to the skills and job placement demands of job seekers and the targeted SMCE
An increased number of SMCE experience business growth and create employment and income through improved efficiency and integration in the targeted product sub-sector value chains
An increased number of women and men from poor and disadvantaged groups obtain gainful (self-) employment in agro-food processing SMCE
An improved enabling environment for skills development, employment, decent work conditions, and promotion of environmental standards in SMCE
National skills development system actors and professional associations endorse and adopt products, approaches and models generated and innovated by the Action

Major Activities:
R-1: An increased number of Training and Employment Service Providers (TESP) which are capable and incentivised to respond to the skills and job placement demands of job seekers and the targeted SMCE
Mainline of activity 1 – Competitive procurement of TESP services; support for local labour markets appraisals and organisational capacity building
Mainline of activity 2-Development of occupational/skills profiles and standards
Mainline of activity 3: Adaptation of business/technical skills training packages, delivery models, and skills testing and certification systems.
Mainline of activity 4: Training of trainers
Mainline of activity 5: Delivery of skills training & development and provision of job placement services
Mainline of activity 1: Support for value chain analysis and identification of skills gaps in forward and backward linkage industries
R-2: An increased number of SMCE experience business growth and create employment and income through improved efficiency and integration in the targeted product sub-sector value chains
Mainline of activity 1: Support for value chain analysis and identification of skills gaps in forward and backward linkage industries
Mainline of activity 2: Business Development Services and supply chains (access to raw material)
Mainline of activity 3: Facilitation of market-led innovation development
Mainline of activity 4: Capacity building of SMCE on labour rights and environmental issues
R-3: An increased number of women and men from poor and disadvantaged groups obtain gainful (self-) employment in agro-food processing SMCE
Mainline of activity 1: Community and SMCE cluster mobilization
Mainline of activity 2: Participatory gender analysis of agro-processing activities
Mainline of activity 3: Awareness building campaigns & information dissemination on skills development and employment   
Mainline of activity 4: Production of low cost mass-media programmes
R-4: An improved enabling environment for skills development, employment, decent work conditions, and promotion of environmental standards in SMCE
Mainline of activity 1: Support to BIO for sector analysis and advocacy
Mainline of activity 2: Support to BIO to adapt and extend support and information services to SMCE    
Mainline of activity 3: Facilitation of stakeholder platforms and networks
R-5: National skills development system actors and professional associations endorse and adopt products, approaches and models generated and innovated by the Action
Mainline of activity 1: Development of monitoring systems for verification of training quality and employment/income status of graduates
Mainline of activity 2: Knowledge/evidence sharing on innovative skills training and job placement products and models across target areas
Mainline of activity 3: Facilitation of inter-institutional dialogue for harmonisation and integration of products in national frameworks

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Disadvantages

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

M

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,500

7,500

5,000

 

 

 

Project Duration: February 2017-January 2020
Financial partner (Donor): European Commission
Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  07 districts, 07 district offices
Project Budget: 3.9 million EUR
Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

6

2

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Person:
Md. Shadiqur Rahman, Sr. Program Manager,
Cell no: 01717433487, mdshadiqurrahman66@gmail.com,  shadiqur@ahsaniamission.org.bd

skill-training-to-potential-job-seekers-and-supporting-them-for-certification-and-job-placement

Project Name:  Skill training to potential job seekers and supporting them for Certification and Job placement.

Project Introduction:
DAM Foundation for Economic Development (DFED) was established in October 2013 as a specialized economic development institution to offer financial services and other development programmes to enhance the socio-economic condition of poor people for creating their employment opportunities, raising income and increasing their asset and financial resources. It is resisterd by Joint Stock Companies & Firms by 2013 and the following year it got Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA) certificate.  Bangladesh is known for its Agro based economy where the small and marginal farmers are the main driving force of agriculture. To ensure food security of the country there is no alternate to increase agricultural production. The main constraints of achieving food security are less agricultural production, lack of investment, adverse effect of climate change in the form of natural disaster, lack of using appropriate technology, lack of technical knowledge and skill as well as land degradation. It is possible to contribute significant role by DFED through transferring appropriate technology and providing necessary fund among farmers in promoting productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as an engine of pro-poor economic growth. DFED gradually emerged as a prominent nationally well accepted non-profit and non-political development organization working on a wide range of and diversified innovative activities in different area of development at the grass roots level as well as national level.

Project Agreement Number: Not Applicable

Overall Objective:
DFED has set a range of specific objectives which are constitutionally adopted and contributing to its founding vision. The objectives of DFED are mentioned below:

  • To address the needs of disadvantage households through financial and Technical services in order that they may become self-reliant and contribute as  the active citizens of Bangladesh.
  • To plan, organize, manage and implement programs and projects in the fields of  Agriculture diversification, rural enterprise development, forestry, fishery, Livestock and other innovative technology aided higher value added products and Services.
  • To provide support and training as may be necessary for the social and Economic development of the beneficiaries so as to achieve their self-reliance and sustainable development.
  • To provide aid and assistance to the people affected by natural calamities and Disasters
  • To inform the DFED’s program beneficiaries about facilities and services Available and provided by government, non-government organizations and Private agencies and assist them in receiving these.
  • To enhance the socio-economic condition of the poor people through Undertaking value
  • Added programs and projects as like Skill Development Training.

Specific Objectives:

  • To provide month long  skill training to the potential job seekers
  • To provide skill training to the SMCE workers ( short course)
  • To support the trained participants  for certification and job placement 

Outputs:

  • Demand of skilled workers requirement on the above mentioned occupation(s) are collected from the SMCEs.
  • Potential job seekers (poor men, women and disadvantaged categories) are selected from the working upazila as follows:

Mymensingh (6 upazila; Sadar-Mymensingh, Fulbaria, Haluaghat, Fulpur   and  also

  • adjacent upazillas  as per requirement)
      • Potential job seekers are trained following the CBLM of the respective occupation under level 1.
    • Trained participants are supported awarding certification from BTEB.
  • Trained participants are supported getting job (job placement or self-employment).

Project Components:

Training centre established Trainee collection for Baking, Training arrangement, Job placement and Trainees data entry.

Major Activities:

  • Training centre established
  • Trainee collection for Baking
  • Training arrangement
  • Job placement
  • Trainees data entry
  • Reporting

Project Participants (Direct): Not Applicable

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Project Duration: January 2019 to January 2020

Financial partner (Donor): EU through Shamerto- Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Bangladesh

Implementing partner (if any): Not Applicable
Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Sadar Upazila, Mymensing, Fulbaria, Phulpur, Haluaghat, Ishoregonj and Nandail, Mymensingh # Field offices=04
Project Budget: Tk.2,449,800/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

04

04

0

0

0

0

Contact Person: Md. Niamul Kabir, Project Coordinator

Email: niamulkbr@yahoo.com, Cell : 01811480006, 01721130905

Mungbean Value Chain Development Project

Project Name: Muugbean Value Chain Development Project
Increase Income of Farmer’s through Mung bean cultivation with modern technology.

Project Introduction:
Increase Income of Farmer’s through Mung bean cultivation with modern technology project implement by DAM Foundation for Economic Development (DFED) at BargunaSadarUpazil, Barguna District under Promoting Agricultural Commercialization and Enterprises (PACE) project of PKSF. PACE project funded by IFAD.
DAM Foundation for Economic Development has been implementing “Muugbean Value Chain Development Project” with the financial assistance of PKSF at BargunaSadarUpazila under Barguna District since 2016. With a view to promoting safe vegetables for consumers through developing capacity of vegetables farmers, the project has been implementing. The project focuses on selected crops like Mungbean to promote the variety “BARI-6” at community level. The project will be implemented with three years period since 2016. During 2016-17, 102 master trainers trained under this project. Later on, they provided training to 3000 farmers. The key factors of the training were seed selection, fertilizer application, weeding and irrigation, pest control and management and post-harvest management. 3000 farmers provided training separately on each factor. The project established twenty demonstration plots at project location. The project also observed twenty farmers Field Day. The project signed accord with a Japanese Company named GrameenEuglana to export the “BARI-6”. As a significant achievement, the project exported farmers produced five-ton Mungbean to Japan during this period.
Project Agreement Number: Not Applicable

Overall Objective:
Increase Income of Farmer’s through Mung bean and vegetable cultivation with modern technology

Specific Objectives:

  • To improve skill & knowledge of Farmers by mung bean cultivation.
  • To increase production of mung bean through technology transfer to farmers.
  • To assist the quality agriculture inputs to available the mung bean farmers.
  • To expand the marketing or new field of production of Mungbean

Outputs:
At the end of the project:

  • 60% of assets will increase entrepreneurs.
  • 85% mug farmers will be able to use modern technology and improved management.
  • 60% production of Mungbean will be increased.
  • 75% of the new  area  will be interested in peasant farming BARI-6 Mungbean
  • Mungbean farmers to cultivate new BARI-6 varieties of  50%.
  • 100 master trainers/Local service provider will be prepared
  • 3000 mung bean farmers will be received skills training and 600 summer vegetable farmers will be received skills training.
  • 6 Bed Planter (Seed sowing machine) financing will be buying.
  • The demonstration will be set up in plots of 60 varieties of BARI-6
  • BARI -6 mung bean and summer vegetable farming income and expenditure account over 3600 data cards will be made.
  • BARI-6 Mungbean and summer vegetable to grow the program will be created 3600 new card.

Project Components: Training, BARI-06 Mungbean cultivation, Use of Bed Planter, Homestead gardening, Demo plot and Field day.

Major Activities:

  • Startup workshop
  • Linkage workshop (Input & Output actors)
  • Develop the local service provider (Master trainer)
  • Training on mung bean cultivation through modern technology ( 5 key learning session)
  • Training on home vegetable cultivation
  • Demo plot of BARI-06 mung bean and vegetable
  • Cross visit for mung bean farmers
  • Bed planter transfer for seed sowing
  • To prepare the Mungbean& vegetable cultivation

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

1,800

1,800

Project Duration: November 2016 to June 2020 (Ext. November 2020)

Financial partner (Donor): PKSF & IFAD

Implementing partner (if any): Not Applicable

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  SadarUpazila, Barguna and number of Field Offices: 03

Project Budget BDT: Tk.10,660,000.00 (PKSF-Tk. 94,51,000 and DFED-12,09,000)

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

09

Contact Person:

Name & Designation: Md.NiamulKabir, Project Coordinator
Email: niamulkbr@yahoo.comCell:01811480006, 01721130905

Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Development Activity (BAIDA)

Project Name:  Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Development Activity (BAIDA)  

 Project Introduction:
The Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Activity (Ag Infra Activity) seeks to address the infrastructure needs of farmers through investments in rural roads, market centers, collection centers, cold storage facilities, and irrigation & drainage systems. By investing in rural infrastructure, USAID will increase incomes, create jobs, reduce crop losses, improve agricultural productivity, and strengthen food security. The activity will focus on providing infrastructure services in southern Bangladesh

This Activity aims to improve agricultural infrastructure within the FTF Zone of Influence (ZOI) and USAID/Bangladesh Zone of Resilience (ZOR) through collaboration and coordination with the Government of Bangladesh’s (GoB’s) Local Government Engineering Department (LGED). With this effort, the partners /contractor will also build the capacity of LGED to make better plan and implement infrastructure in a transparent and efficient manner that meets international standards through the following interventions:

  • Site selection in coordination with other USAID FTF-funded activities to identify roads, market centers, collections centers, cold storage, and drainage/irrigation system improvements that best support the Activity goal;
  • Design and construction of selected infrastructure improvements (construction or rehabilitation);
  • Development of effective operation and maintenance arrangements for constructed and rehabilitated infrastructure; and,
  • Facilitation of public-private partnerships and private sector engagement that will ensure the sustainability of the constructed and rehabilitated infrastructure after handover to beneficiaries.

However, as an implementing partner DAM’s engagement will be based on PAE being the Prime Contractor to the Government of any resultant contract and DAM being a major Subcontractor to PAE. The Parties agree that this relationship is exclusive for bids on this opportunity.

Goal:  Increased availability of quality agricultural produce for domestic, regional and international markets

Expected Result:

  • Improved operation and maintenance of aggregation and storage facilities to ensure sustainability
  • Improved operation and maintenance of drainage and irrigation systems to ensure proper function and sustainability

Activities:

  • Market  selection through survey
  • Market construction & repairing work
  • Market linked road construction
  • Drainage/irrigation system improvements work
  • Capacity development of Market Management Committee(MMC), Water Management committee(WMC)
  • Repair and maintenance work of cold storage
  • Private sector engagement

Project Duration: 22.10.2021 to 27.05.2026

Donor: USAID

Prime Contract Number:  72038821C00002

Contractor: PAE (Pacific Architect Engineering)

Sub-Contractor: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)

Project Budget:  $ 758,991 (BDT= 64,893,730/-)

Project Location: Faridpur District (Modhukhali, Sadorpur, Boalmari & Nagorkanda)

Contact person:  Md. Asaduzzaman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), DFED
Mobile No. 01811-480300; Email: damron2005@yahoo.com