Landcare Bangladesh was launched at the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday 11th July 2013.
This exciting development means that Bangladesh joins a number of countries around the world adopting Landcare to address pressing issues of livelihood, environmental management and agricultural production.
The launch of Landcare Bangladesh follows eighteen months of intense work with farming communities in the Sylhet region in north-east Bangladesh by Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB). The drivers behind this pilot work are Dr Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Sustainable Agriculture Advisor & Chief Agricultural Coordinator and Mr Zahid Hossain, Director of the Livelihood Enhancement Program of FIVDB.
Since March 2012 they have worked intensely with village farmers and communities with the support of FIVDB field facilitators to establish five model house projects in each of 22 areas across the Sylhet region.
Australian Directors of the Secretariat for International Landcare (SILC), Sue Marriott and Victoria Mack, were invited to participate in the official launch Landcare Bangladesh (LCB) on behalf of the Landcare Bangladesh interim committee.
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