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Project ID: 1385795781
Entity: Bangladesh - Global Communication Center, Grameen Communications
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Activity: Income Generation Project for Farmers using ICT
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Activity description: The project aims to generate income for rural female farmers in Bangladesh. The model farmers produce quality vegetables (QVegie) by using no chemical fertilizers/pesticides and sell them to urban customers. ICT was used for three purposes: (1) To digitize and disseminate advanced farming knowledge to the farmers (2) To upload product information to the e-commerce site (3) To smoothly establish communication between farmer-farmer, farmer-expert, and farmer-consumer. In 6 farming seasons (three years), we worked in two pilot sites, engaged 35-50 farmers, focused on 5 major vegetables and estimated that QVegie can bring 2-3 times more income to the farmers. We aim to franchise the model to other communities.
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Bangladesh
Geographical coverage of the activity: National - Bangladesh
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
Activity type: Project, Training initiative, Guidelines, Website, Database
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/06/2010 - 31/03/2013
Partners: Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Kyushu University, Japan Grameen Communications, Bangladesh Win Incorporate, Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh


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