$50 million for agricultural productivity growth through technology generation and adoption and water management
GAFSP funding for Bangladesh supports the Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project (IAPP), which will enhance the productivity of agriculture in selected agro-ecologically challenged and economically depressed areas where agriculture production is severely constrained. At present farmers can cultivate only one rice crop per year in tidal surge and flash-flood prone areas. Production is highly vulnerable to weather conditions and productivity is low, in part because available mainstream technology and agronomic practice are not adapted to field conditions. GAFSP support will aim to generate and release more productive and locally adapted technologies with higher yield, enhancing quality of seed/breeding material at the small farm level, providing relevant extension and advisory support, and improved irrigation and surface water management.
Interactive Map: Bangladesh
This interactive map of Bangladesh highlights the tentative project locations of the IAPP. Bangladesh is divided into seven administrative divisions, which are broken down into 64 districts, and further subdivided into 485 upazilas (neighborhoods). This map overlays sub-national poverty data, demographic indicators, and other information relevant to the program, like the amount of irrigated areas by administrative division.
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IAPP has selected the districts of Rangpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, and Nilfamari in the north and the districts of Barisal, Patuakhali, Barguna and Jhalokathi in the south as implementation target areas. The project is expected to increase productivity of major crops, like cereals and pulses; increase productivity of fish and livestock; increase the availability of certified seed; increase the irrigated area and increase the income of farmers in all the 54 upazilas in these eight districts. The tentative project locations were selected for their high rates of poverty and food insecurity, and their vulnerability to the negative effect of natural shocks, such as tidal surge in the south and flash flood and drought in the north.
Selected Supervising Entity:
World Bank and FAO (for Technical Assistance)
Mr. Edward Cook (Task Team Leader (Senior Land Administration Specialist), firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(202)473-7622) based at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC.
Mr. Benoist Veillerette (Task Team Leader and Senior Economist, Benoist.Veillerette@fao.org, +39 06 5705 5408) based at FAO Headquarters, Rome
Mr. Mike Robson (Bangladesh Country Representative, email@example.com) for FAO.
Official Project Documents:
World Bank Project Appraisal Document - June 24, 2011 (pdf)
FAO Technical Assistance and Capacity Development Document - (pdf)
GAFSP Proposal and Cover Letter with Endorsements
Agriculture and Food Strategy
Sector Investment Plan: Country Investment Plan and background documents (Bangladesh CIP: A Road Map Towards Investment in Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Annex 1, Annex 2, and Annex 3)
Technical Peer Review Document