Capacity Building of Farmers Family (CBFF)


Location: Fulbaria, Mymensingh

Donor: Läkarmissionen

Direct Beneficiaries: 1000 Households (1000 Male and 1000 Female)

Total Beneficiaries: 2000

Project Duration: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020

Total Budget: 20,631,520.00

NGO Bureau Approval Date: 17/05/2018

NGO Bureau  Approval Reference No. : 03.07.2666.657.68.30.18-231



Project Goal: 

To alleviate poverty by improving the socio-economic condition in Bangladesh.



Key Activities:


  • Refresher and orientation on SRI

  • Provide training on new agricultural technology

  • Set up staffs Research plot

  • Training on modern fish culture

  • Seed production and preservation training

  • Conduct Training organic fertilizer

  • Arrange training on crop marketing process

  • Arrange workshop with market growers/vender

  • Arrange the workshop on farmer association

  • Organize result sharing events

  • Continue loan activity.

  • Provide Training on particular Income Generating Activities

  • Arrange training different IGAs

  • Organize intensive literacy for advance beneficiaries

  • Arrange training for the future leader

  • Conduct child nutrition awareness session and weight

  • Organize community nutrition celebration events and health camps.

  • Arrange cross visit

  • Observed different days

  • Arrange training for social volunteers

  • Management training for MC and Board

  • Arrange quarterly MC & board meeting

  • Organize the annual meeting

  • Organize the workshop to develop the Exit strategy



Project Description:


of a project that has been funded by the donor for the period 2008 to date in two different setups. First, in two Union Councils (administrative unit) of the continuation. The proposed intervention is proposed intervention. Putijana and Kushmile, under the Subdistrict of Fulbaria in Mymensingh District. There the project has built community-based organizations, whose capacity has been built skill-wise and economically. They are trained to run small businesses, save and loan from their own organizations, help each other as members of the community. These organizations, first in small groups of 25 women, then in Boards (groups combined), and finally they running these Boards on their own, with partial support from the project till now. They are running and are almost independent in terms of finance and governance. Second, while the first set-up has matured, a second replication of the project has been extended to the neighboring Balian Union Council area since 2015. The first three years have passed for this second or new phase successfully. This Balian is the area of


The proposed project intends to move a step forward and continue to enhance the capacity of participating families through in an integrated manner in four objectives, which will train them to practice enhanced agriculture and benefit from it; other non-farm earning opportunities and skills will be introduced to the beneficiaries so that subsistence dependency on agriculture reduces and further earning is ensured in combined efforts and diverse income-generating skills; making them aware of the rights and linked to duty bearers as well as being functionally literate and able to manage own business; and finally learning to feel ownership of the small community-based organizations they have formed under project facilitation, save, manage and lead them through practice and confidence-building year by year.


As the project aims to build the capacity of the farmer families, the first step is to give provide them with functional literacy sources in a group approach. The functional literacy sessions open to the beneficiaries to a world of new hopes and opportunities. Other interventions will continue and gradually the project will work on skills development and increased knowledge of new and appropriate agricultural and fisheries techniques. The project will focus on capacity development on income generating activities through savings and microcredit initiatives of the groups. The group members have started saving and being trained to manage the savings and credit on their own. This initiative will combine and enhance the cooperation of husband and wife at the household level. To have constant earning for the family it is important that both of them are engaged in earning and in decision-making. Women will be engaged in saving while husband will enhance their skills in agriculture.


of experts. The beneficiaries will receive help to enhance the capacity of husband and wife different training will be provided with Cross-visit will be given for women to access public services and for men's idea of different new technology. The opportunity of the income-generating activities training. It will help them strengthen economically. After completion of the training successfully the beneficiaries will receive assistance from the project as well as their own contribution to start a fitting income generating activity, which may be non-farm. Women will also be engaged in adult literacy and men how to save own seed for next season.


The project presents a balanced support plan for the beneficiaries throughout the project tenure. All of the three areas of Lakarmissionen advocated development chain—social care, education and training, and self-sufficiency are addressed in the proposed project.

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