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Increase Production of safe and nutritious agricultural,animal for the people sustainability.

Increase production of safe and nutritious agricultural products using advanced research and digital information technology in agriculture.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Village Development Center (VDC)

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

We have been working on this project for the last 3 years with several companies, NGOs and authorities. These include:Actionaid Bangladesh,Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations(FAO),Action aid Bangladesh. Kingdom of the Netherlands.Improving Food Safety in Bangladesh.Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Directorate of Fisheries and Animal Resources, Department of Agriculture Extension.With the aim of making this activity dynamic and permanent The program is being implemented by creating a"People Food Safety Network(PFSN)"VDC's 300 volunteers, working with multi stakeholders including local farmer, fisher, landless, socially excluded groups, ethnic community, students, youth and women for strengthen their rights, ensuring food sovereignty and food safety through their livelihood improvement.

Website of Legally Registered Entity

http://dss.gov.bd/

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 10+ years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Rangpur

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Bangladesh

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Bangladesh

What country is your selected Place located in?

Bangladesh

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

By birth, Bangladeshi citizens and people from different regions of the country are involved in the development of quality standards.Since 2001, working relentlessly to increase the production of safe and nutritious food crops through modern technology and training to reduce the poverty of the rural poor in Rangpur district of Bangladesh. Training of computer, sewing, block batik, handicrafts, embroidery related child marriage prevention, dowry, child labor, female child abuse, evangelism, acid terror, education for underprivileged boys, medical care, health and sanitation awareness to achieve SDG's goals and sustainable development. , Noise and air pollution, tobacco control, drugs, terrorism, conflict, violence. Prevention, Climate Change, Forestry, Safe and Nourishing food, Gender Discrimination, Empowerment of Women, Secularism,

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Bangladesh is a populous, poor and agricultural major and small country in the South Asia continent.  the number of villages is 68000. All the fruits, rice, ginger, garlic, onion, chilli, turmeric, along with rice, wheat, potatoes, maize, oil seeds, mustard, sesame, sesame, potatoes, coriander, radish, turnips, tomatoes are the soil of this country. Salt, carrot, sugarcane, sesame and date juice, jaguar, sugar, mango, kettle, jam, litchi, malta, all fruits, cows, goats, pigs, turtles, ducks, ducks, pigs, water cows, night snacks, or ducks. - All animals, including chickens, animals, fish, all types of mock tribe including cookies In postal order. The area is 147570 km. The state language is bangles. Very few people can speak other languages, including English. 95% of the people are Islam and 5% are Hindu, Christian, Buddhist and other religions. The people of the country are peaceful and tolerant of each other, good and kind. Religion, caste, Everyone is living a life of friendship, forgetting caste and gender differences. About 85% of the country's population is dependent on agriculture for a living. With proper training to every youth or entrepreneur, it is very easy and self-interested to launch agricultural loans unch directly purchase agricultural products produced by the farmer. To help people around the world get a safe and nutritious tax through exporting overseas to tackle climate issues and modern equipment at a very low cost. The region's youth communities are working tirelessly to tackle climate change. The climate change situation has led poor farmers to productivity in agriculture, economic life and agriculture are deteriorating. Through advanced research and the use of digital information technology, VDC has been working for the marginalized, poor, underprivileged farmers in Rangpur district of Bangladesh since 2001 to fight poverty, face poverty, Providing proper education for living a life free from hunger and poverty. , Is working tirelessly to increase the outreach of safe and nourishing products through youth-led social care and healthcare delivery. Meanwhile, the Upazila Chairman has declared Mithapukur Upazila as a safe food producing upazila. You have to face poverty, hunger and poverty.

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

147750

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

180000000

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Farmers in Bangladesh believe that the real drought in crop production is due to the use of formal pesticides and formalin in the attack of additional pesticides and diseases. The use of additional antibiotics and substandard use of feeds and drugs in the management of animal resources is affecting the multi-layered level of entrepreneurship and consumers. Due to the depletion of groundwater, the agricultural areas of the lower regions fall for 5-6 months of the year due to the high areas and wildlife. The incidence of climate change such as rising temperatures, droughts and floods, submerged water tables, slow availability and intake options increase the food demand by 70% without harming agriculture.

Small farmers consider a 6% increase in food globally, a problem that affects everyone. Farming is poor and there are many factors in the economy - fragmented land acquisition, lack of access to inputs, advice and very high market volatility. The effects of climate change events and the lack of access to high-yielding technologies are the two most important factors. The list of farmer suicides is high at 25. The ultimate change is the inability to access high-yield solutions and systemic deterioration across Silesia, 75% of farmers want to give up agricultural work ing through the use of advanced research and digital information technology in agriculture, VDCs end the poverty of marginalized, poor, underprivileged farmers in Rangpur district. Dealing with climate change, living a life free of hunger and poverty Also, to provide proper education. Empowering women, He is working relentlessly to increase the production of safe and nutritious products through healthcare. Meanwhile, the Upazila Chairman has declared Mithapukur Upazila as a safe food producing upazila. Purchase of agricultural products produced directly from the farmer. Provide needed assistance and take action to address climate issues. Assist the farmers in collecting nutrient taxes by exporting modern equipment used in farming and export of agricultural products produced abroad at very small cost to the farmer. Establishment of drought and flood tolerant varieties by establishing agricultural laboratories in each upazila. Organic fertilizer production to enhance soil quality and strength. Carry tube wells installed. Extension of wild farming technology in flood-affected areas. Fisheries, poultry, artificial breeding centers and cows to increase nutrient production, Establish hatcheries for agricultural seed laboratories for goats and sheep. The creation of a data base of farmers, problem solving, consultation and taking necessary steps through mobile SMS will create a huge stir.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

On top of emphasizing common human values of love, care and shared responsibility for others in the family and greater community, my vision encompasses 10 inter-related action points to address the challenges 1. Use chicken manure for biogas and organic fertilizer. Supplement with high carbon feed stock, e.g., oil palm biomass, waste paper, etc. "Sell" electricity based on own use tariff rates. Sell high humus organic fertilizer based on N,P,K contents at prices of permitted organic minerals and organic carbon content based on imported organic fertilizer prices. This organic fertilizer is the key enabler to trigger improvements to the food system. Where space permits, use organic fertilizer on-site to grow short rotation crops for human consumption and duckweed (lemmna sp) and microalgae to substitute imported high protein animal feed ingredients. 2. Address unproductive mineral soils by applying calcium, magnesium and organic fertilizer to reduce acidity of agricultural soils to around 6.5 pH, and raise Cationic Exchange Capacity to above 100 meq. 3. Bring tin tailings to fertility by seeding with organic fertilizer, balanced nutrient dosage, accompanied by irrigation. Start cultivation of ruminant fodder as cover crop, build soil carbon through root exudations and microbial activity. Switch to food crops when soil carbon, water retention capacity and CEC reach acceptable levels 4. Allocate replanted oil palm plantations for short rotation crop cultivation for four years before leaf convergence. Treat soils with organic fertilizer, address nutrient deficiencies and soil acidity, build oil palm root mass for continuing soil carbon accumulation through root exudations and growing soil microbial population. Replanted oil palms should be significantly more robust and productive. 5. Divert marginal oil palm plantations for high value food crop cultivation by teachable entrepreneurs to create high value and productive employment for those seeking alternatives to normal employment. 6. Create food and produce brands which tout sustainability and nutrition, thereby creating a market preference for them in the retail chain. 7. Supermarkets to hold marketing events for branded produce and house brands to move away from low cost low margin model. 8. Implement humane production methods for livestock, ban use of antibiotics in feed as growth stimulants, find means to de-tox livestock (especially poultry) from pesticide and herbicide residues before human consumption. 9. Construct and operate raceway aquaculture systems to avoid overcrowding, with attached hydroponics systems for effective waste water treatment and nutrient recovery. Grow high Omega 3 freshwater microalgae as on-site fish feed for a mix of tilapia and high value fish. 10. Government to prioritize availability of land and water bodies with secure leasehold tenure to those willing to invest in making them truly fertile and productive.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

১. There is no profitable income stream for poultry farmers to dispose of chicken manure, save money on electricity and sell affordable organic fertilizers. 2. Fruit and vegetable growers find it easier to use new organic fertilizers without the risk of chemical additives and no more odorless odors and flies. Balanced mineral nutrients and humus to high CEC enable healthy crops that do not require current doses of pesticides, pesticides and herbicides. High productivity, high ratio of top grade production and avoidance materials significantly reduce production costs to be competitive with chemical production methods. Supply to durable brands breaks the net of low yeast prices. ৩. Profitably incentive high omega 3 fish find their way to dinner tables with the choice of meat texture, affordable prices according to species and target market categories. ৪. The wide availability of nutritious and short-lived pesticide / herbal foods at affordable prices, can help people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) recover their health and avoid new infections. ৫. New and fertile lands with product branding will create new and alternative employment opportunities for all food value chains. Bank. Opportunities for investment in low risk investments can be made through higher returns than deposits from banks, bringing investment from urban to rural areas. Will be a responsible job.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

Due to the technology and training provided by implementing activities, many farmers, youth and youth have achieved great success in combating climate change by creating farms and forests. The use of chemical fertilizers has reduced the vitality and crop production of the land through the production of organic fertilizers. With the invention of new and climate-tolerant varieties, profits have increased in agriculture, and many (especially those who have decided to quit agriculture) and women, especially in higher education, have begun to concentrate on agriculture. We research and advise farmers on the application of minimal chemical fertilizers, which do not emit nitrous from the soil. As the roots of the tree suggest, the plants are stimulated with water-soluble fertilizers, Resists the harmful chemicals of the soil and aquifers as a result. The impact on water and soil health will be noticeable when millions of farmers take our view. In our view, small farmers have the potential to transform how food is impacted, however, these potential small farmers depend on mutual, cooperative relationships with all other stakeholders in the complex food system in which they live. Until now, banks and financial institutions in Bangladesh were wary of lending to small farmers due to high risk and small farmers have gone door to door. With the ability of small farmers to earn immense income from farming, we will be able to prove that small farmers are bankable, the idea of banks refreshing, And restore justice to the way small and marginal farmers exercise their rights in banking and financial services. Until now, small farmers have received the shortest voice in very fragmented market systems. Our vision is to put collective energy in the hands of the community for change. The continuous production cycle and volume ensures that farmers who sell fresh produce and collect fresh produce will see the value of working with small farmers in a way that is profitable without being exploitative. Small farmers see the same difficulty in the way the policies are designed and implemented. While the government has many plans on paper, to do so specifically for the lives of farmers, positive interventions like ours can reshape the progress of these policies and / or accelerate progress. For example, The National Horticulture Board subsidizes the purchase of commercial greenhouses that are large, expensive and not suitable for small farmers. By showing the potential of our impact, we will be able to drive good intentions behind the policy in meaningful and realistic action. In the end, we will rely on other companies that work with farmers and agronomists to provide our vision. It leads to the coordination, learning and empowerment of many organizations which serve the common goal of the welfare and sustainable food system of farmers in Bangladesh. Our approach to protected cultivation through greenhouses has been the cornerstone of technology that has been around for decades and whose impact has been proven around the world. We've created this technology to connect with a modular, inexpensive, and more unique culture, The geographical and economic context of the small farmers of Telangana. To follow this our designs are constantly evolving and we hope to expand the origins of our technologies in the future. Deep technology and machine learning are already present in large farms, providing farmers with timely information and greater control. This will expand our search for small farmers to make farmers more productive and profitable. Overall, the definitive impact that we have had for our vision is the return to social and cultural dignity in agriculture. At the macro level, small farmers are becoming invisible actors of the social fabric, whose contribution is not only visible, but also targeted for the pressures of the economy. At the grassroots level, the stigma of farming as a way of living is steadily increasing among rural children and young people, The existence of food systems and the combined knowledge of the farmers and the systems that came before them have reduced the vulnerability of traditional timber farming. Group training of 100 members in each region to provide advanced research and use of digital information technology in agriculture, training of modern farming and production enhancement. Establish hatcheries and entrepreneurs for all birds including fisheries, quail, poultry. Sanctuary for fisheries and birds. Establishment of artificial breeding centers, laboratories and improved breeds for cattle, goats and sheep. Distribution of necessary equipment and modern equipment. Launching agricultural loan on very easy terms and interests. Establishment of the purchase or sale of agricultural products produced directly from the farmer, provide training in the fight against physical abuse and raise awareness. Formalin, protecting agricultural crops from pesticides and disease attacks, Using organic fertilizer instead of formalin. Increase the use of organic fertilizers by reducing daily fertilizer consumption. Establish a deep tube well for the underground drainage area, adopting modern methods of reducing the quality of food and medicines and the use of antibiotics in animal resource management. Implement farming activities in floating areas in flood-affected areas. Production of multiple crops at the same time on the same land. Protecting agricultural crops from pesticides and disease attacks. 

Provide necessary assistance and measures to deal with the problem of climate change. 

With a view to increase the production of nutrients through SMS, problem solving, consultation and necessary steps will be taken to create a data base of Bangladesh farmers and there will be a huge stir in nutrition production.

We hope that we will be able to remedy this cultural threat by providing economic guarantees for small container farmers and offering value proposition to other stakeholders in the food system.

Working in progress breeds success. Production of broiler meat and eggs in Bangladesh is definitely a success story in Bangladesh. The industry is skilled and competitive in the international free market,

The ecological agriculture practice is environment friendly, inimically viable and culturally enriched. There are new policy developed by Bangladesh on Organic agriculture. Therefore the practical experience and practice of ecological agriculture should  contribute in natoinal agriculture policy.

The list of everyday foods of the people of Bangladesh will consist of modern, savory dishes made with fish, meat, milk, eggs, mashrooms, fresh vegetables and fruits. These agricultural products reach the hands of the people. Each family will have a nutrition garden. There will be no poverty in the technical use of the skilled national and international networks will be integrated with the spread of their innovation and technology. People are slaves to habits. When you see the growth of all, the success of producing safe nutritious food through the adoption of technology will be seen. Will continue to live as a civilized and developed nation.

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Hi Village Development Center (VDC) always open to collaboration and I believe that we can indeed collaborate in a way that can yield great Synergy.

We are an agritech company, but within us we are a team of 70+ individuals spanning across Pakistan to solve the problem of access to market. In doing so we have developed a hybrid system that allows us to work with people with little to no education but at the same time streamline and digitize the entire supply chain which for us starts at the whole sale market for now. Our vision is to include both vertical and backward integration and its where we integrate with farmers where I see the greatest potential for synergy.

How we have progressed is to create customized process automation software and provide access to our stakeholders through the increasing penetration of smartphones. The system we have built is a hybrid system which also leverages sms. SMS inclusion was important because as per the statistics in Pakistan atleast one person in every household no matter how cut off from the major cities does have access to a feature phone (SMS and calls).

Moores law and the current increase in internet and smartphone penetration means that it is only a matter of time before everyone has access to the internet from their smartphone and this is where things get interesting. In our vision the next step is to help farmers not only access markets but also increase yields simply by interacting with their phone. Video becomes a very important tool to disseminate information pertaining to the latest agriculture trends and techniques. We can collaborate by sharing such videos and being able to translate in various languages but making sure that videos are quite self explanatory and universally understood. The key is to make sure that there is an element of commercialization as at the end of the day it is mostly economics which drives change.

We are a bunch of techies, agri enthusiasts, farmers, data junkies, with the vision to elevate the farmers and improve their standard of living which will ultimately trickle down into a better future for everyone in the supply chain, for generations to come.

Let me know your thoughts.

Best,
Jehanzeb

Spam
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Nice one

Spam
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Thank you very much

Spam
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Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers.Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

Spam
Photo of Village Development  Center (VDC)
Team

Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers.Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

Spam
Photo of Village Development  Center (VDC)
Team

Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers.Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

Spam
Photo of Village Development  Center (VDC)
Team

Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers.Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

Spam
Photo of Village Development  Center (VDC)
Team

Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers.Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

Spam
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Hi, Jehanzeb Chaudhri. Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers . Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

Spam
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Hi, Jehanzeb Chaudhri. Production of safe foods free of pesticides and formalin . Provide proper training to farmers . Increasing crop production by using floating technology in low-lying areas. Crop production by establishing deep tube wells in the upper regions.Promoting innovative technology through social, print and electronic media. Increased cultivation of Integrated and companion crops. Implement a farm on a home. Increasing the vitality of the land and the production of crops by increasing the use of organic fertilizers. Increasing the use of modern equipment in agriculture. Reducing the cost of equipment and modern equipment needed for food grain production . Establishment of a sales center for sale of food grains produced at fair prices. Establish laboratories to increase production of animal resources and agricultural crops. Establishment of agricultural colleges and universities to engage the highly educated people with the agriculture industry. Extensive development of agricultural industry through increasing digital communication, information and technology usage. Creating more fruit gardens to cope with climate issues. Farmers need financial support at the root of all things. It is very difficult for small farmers to get loans from banks in our country.

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