In Bangladesh, organic farming activities are focused currently on vegetable crops. However, farmers lack sustainable know-how and technology. Tennessee State University’s Farmer-to-Farmer program will address these problems by providing technical assistance in sustainable vegetable cultivation.
The Program will enhance the research capacity of the agricultural sector in rural areas in Bangladesh, particularly around the production of organic vegetables for local and foreign markets and development of support systems for small-scale and women farmers to participate in the production of these crops. Since organic vegetable production is a new area for Bangladeshi farmers, as well as the national university system, the project will provide numerous opportunities in capacity building at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU).