The Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project (IAPP), funded by GAFSP, laid the foundations for Abdul Jabbar’s vision to support his fellow smallholder farmer. Small-scale farming is a critical part of the Bangladesh economy. More than 70 percent of Bangladesh’s population and 77 percent of its workforce live in rural areas. Farm sizes are small, with average land holdings of less than one hectare.
Involving farmer organizations in agricultural investment planning can be key to strengthening rural food and nutrition security. The capacity development component of the IAPP, which was implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), emphasized this need.
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