Background of the Project

Background of the Project

Bangladesh is opting for poverty eradication & elimination of inequalities leading to achieve MDG-1 along with other MDGs in time. The key consideration is the eradication of all types of poverty from the society to achieve sustainable and equitable development. Out of 25.35 million rural households 84% households are small farming families (0.05-2.49 acres). They are producing the lion share i.e. nearly 70% of the agricultural production of the country. The majority small households or families in Bangladesh are ensuring food production, food security and food safety themselves. So, the best option for Bangladesh is the optimum use of arable land indigenously by smallholder farm families ensuring maximum food production keeping the resources potential for future use. More investment to smallholder and marginal farmers is now our strategic policy. From that viewpoint One House One Farm project was taken where the investment is BDT 31620 million i.e. USD 400 million covering 2.43 million small and marginal farm households (with land 0.05 - 100.00 acres).