In 2010 Alecha Begum became connected with the Community Learning Center (CLC) of Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) and received 2 days training on homestead vegetable gardening. From there she could learn about the organic manure & organic pesticides and importance organic farming. After this she started to grow vegetables in the homestead systematically and could grow crop organically successfully without buying fertilizer & pesticide from the market.  Over the next four years Alecha has become a leader and inspiration to other rural men, women and young people.

Today she encourages the unemployed youth to work in this land. She likes to see the smiling face of all the people of her locality. Alecha wants to live as an ideal lady among all people.

1. Read Alecha Begum’s full story  here

Alecha Begum

2. See also Bangladesh Gallery – here

3. Landcare Bangladesh – concept note

4. Launch of Landcare in Bangladesh 11 July 2013 – media release

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural Univeristy, Dhaka Information about the Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) based in Sylhet, Bangladesh has been provided by Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain. A delegation from Bangladesh visited Sri Lanka in December 2011 which coincided with the visit by SILC Directors, Sue Marriott and Victoria Mack.  Productive discussions about Landcare were held which resulted in Lankcare Lanka’s Director Kamy Melvani visiting Bangladesh in March 2012. Below are links to some of the work of FIVDB and Dr. Tanveer Hossain:

Friends in Village Development Bangladesh briefing paper

Article for Landcare International Newsletter

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain presentation at the Sydney National Conference 2012