From basket case to bushels

June 14, 2013

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At a ceremony this Sunday, the Food and Agriculture Organization will recognize countries that have achieved Millennium Development Goal number one, to halve their proportion of hungry people. Bangladesh, once labeled a basket case, will be one of them.

A rice paddy field at BRAC's Agriculture Research & Development Centre, Gazipur.

A rice paddy field at BRAC’s Agriculture Research & Development Centre, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

At a ceremony this Sunday, the Food and Agriculture Organization will recognize countries that have achieved Millennium Development Goal number one, to halve their proportion of hungry people. Bangladesh, once labeled a basket case, will be one of them.

Check out this paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute, co-authored by the head of BRAC’s Research and Evaluation Division, that investigates how farmers in Bangladesh get their seeds and inputs, and how to make better seeds, fertilizers, other inputs and new farming technologies available to the poorest farmers.

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