Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Bangladesh women farmers honored on International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations on 8 March 2013 went by the slogan, Bridging the gender gap in the agricultural sector, and sought to recognize and honor the contribution of women farmers in Bangladesh to household food security through increased agricultural production.


USAID-funded Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bangladesh initiated the celebrations for the second time in a row, working with IRRI, CIMMYT, and WorldFish representatives.

The IWD celebrations were organized across the six CSISA hubs—Barisal, Faridpur, Jessore, Khulna, Mymensingh, and Rangpur.

Guests were women farmers and representatives from the local government and non-government organizations. Four women farmers and two women farmers' groups involved with CSISA-Bangladesh project were awarded with certificates and other prize items that included a shallow tube well, paddle thresher, water pump machine, and rechargeable flash torch light.




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