PROGRAMS

Please find below brief descriptions of major program activities of UD.

Biodiversity Conservation

Due to aggression of monoculture based chemical agriculture the rich biodiversity of the country is endangered. Bangladesh was a rich source of valuable medicinal plants, more than 12,500 varieties of indigenous rice varieties and huge number of varieties of different...

Women & Agriculture

Women are the key working force in agriculture of Bangladesh. In fact, the women pay even more labour in agriculture production, post harvest handling, crop & seed preservation etc. But, their role in agriculture is neither recognized by the family or society nor by...

Study and Research

UD has been conducting different thematic studies on the issues of food security & sustainable agriculture and action researches on organic farming technologies and indigenous varieties of different crops. The main purpose of the studies is understanding the issues...

Promotion of Organic Farming Technologies

UD has been promoting different organic farming technologies to the farmers through training, demonstration, action research and regular technical support to the farmers. The technologies include compost, vermin-compost, quick compost, tricho-compost, green manuring...

Organic Production

By using the organic farming technologies the farmers are producing different crops, livestock, fishes etc. UD has been facilitation support to the farmers and the SKS to produce different organic products to sale to the market in a collective approach. For this...

Organic Marketing

At present there is no specific market channel for organic products in Bangladesh. In order to facilitate the marketing of organic products of the farmers UD has been trying to develop a market channel called Lokaj Bazar as part of the Lokaj Eco-friendly...

Farmer Organization Development

UD believes that Strong and Independent Farmer Organization is the key to Sustainable Development of the Farmer/Peasants Community of Bangladesh. For the existence of the smallholders in present corporate agriculture the farmers have to be organized and work together...

Awareness Raising Through Cultural Media

Cultural media is a powerful tool for raising awareness of farmers and people as a whole. Moreover, the traditional peoples’ culture is endangered now-a-days by the aggression of corporate culture driven by individualism and consumerism. So, for enhancing the...

Advocacy & Campaign

One of the working principles of UD is “Work locally but think globally” because in the era of globalization the local issues are also aligned with global issues. Moreover, active participation of the people who are targeted for development is a must for their...

Mobilization & Raising Farmers Voice

Now-a-days the farmers specially the smallholders are entrapped into the trap of corporate agriculture. The existing agriculture system led by corporate and traders who are grasping almost the whole profit generated from agriculture for which a comprehensive agrarian...

Lokaj Bazar

Lokaj Bazar is a marketing initiative of Lokaj Ecofriendly Agri-Enterprise (LEFAE). Lokaj Bazar is an alternative value chain of agricultural products which is established with a view to ensuring profitable price of the farmers’ products and safe & nutritious food for...

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