Food Facility Project
FAO Bangladesh has initiated Food Facility Project support to assist the landless, marginal and small farmers of severely SIDR and AILA affected 12 districts of South Western parts of the country to enhance the food security for promote the life and livelihoods of the marginalized farmers in impoverished coastal area (GCP/BGD/043/EC) under the financial supported by European Union. The Project has been jointly implemented by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) of Agriculture Ministry, Department of Fisheries and Department of livestock under the ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and respective different NGOs lead by FAO. SDA is the designated implementing NGO partner of this Project at Bauphal and Dashmina Upazilla under Patuakhali district.
FFS Group members have been selected by strictly maintaining the criteria of project guideline as the project beneficiary. The landless, poor, marginal and small farmers those are directly engaged with agricultural production and affected by the SIDR and AILA are the preconditions of beneficiary selection. At the beginning of the project a series of formal and informal meeting and sharing session has been organized with the different stakeholders in the district, Upazilla and Union level. DC, ADC, Upazila Chairman, Vice chairman, UNO, DAE, DLS, DoF, UP chairman, member and civil society representatives were the target audience in this regard.