Ideas for Ecological Life-Style

Participation of women in commercial poultry farms in four Upazilas of Bangladesh

A short study on participation of women in small and medium scale commercial poultry farms in Panchlaish, Delduar, RangpurSadar and KumarkhaliUpazila was conducted by UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative) that was sponsored by BeezBistar Foundation under the issue based project on Food Safety Governance in Poultry sector supported by Pr0moting Knowledge for Accountable System( PROKAS),British Council. The study was conducted during the period of May 2019 - July, 2019 by a research team of UBINIG. The information was collected both in quantitative and qualitative forms. Forty questionnaire-based interviews of small and medi (Read More)

Waste Management System Developed in Delduar Dakhin Bazar Live Bird Market

With a view to reducing the Live Bird Market (LBM) hazards, Dr. Habibur Rahman, Upazila Livestock Officer, Delduar designed an environment friendly low-cost pit/house for LBM poultry waste disposal. BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) held a discussion including the Upazila Livestock Department, Consumers Committee, and Local Market Committee for making the environment friendly waste disposal pit. Delduar Dakhin Bazar Committee provided the proper space needed for construction of the pit and the money for purchasing all the inputs. With strong multi stakeholder cooperation and support of all concerned the waste disposal pit was constructed and com (Read More)

Recognition of Food Safety Joint Monitoring Activity by Local Administration

Strengthened market monitoring and complaint management

Food safety governance in poultry sector project has been implemented in Kumarkhali Upazila from 2017 by Beez Bistar Foundation (BBF) with the support from Promoting Knowledge for Accountable System (PROKAS), British Council. Under this project regular monthly joint monitoring activity is continuing from 2018 to date. The joint monitoring is carried out by the representatives from Department of Livestock Services (DLS) at Upazila level, Consumer Committee, local administration, market committee and local government in local (Read More)

Joint Monitoring of Poultry Sector by Local Administration

Food safety governance in poultry sectors project was implemented in Kumarkhali Upazila from 2017 by BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) with the support from Promoting Knowledge for Accountable System (PROKAS), British Council. Under this project a monthly joint monitoring activity has been continuing from 2018 to date. In each project area BBF conducted one joint monitoring visit headed by Upazila Livestock Officer in local live bird market, feed dealer and poultry farmers. The purpose of joint monitoring visit is to check the registered farms and licensed dealers whether thy follow the feed rules and act properly to ensure food safety governanc (Read More)

Strengthened food safety joint monitoring by Consumers Committee (CC) with multi-stakeholders engagement

Name: Upazilz Consumers Committee (UCC). Address: Delduar Upazila, Tangail District.

Background and previous situation of UCC

The members belonging in the Upazila Consumers Committee (UCC) are living in the communities as an individual identity. They were no/less concern regarding the situation of food safety. There were no platform for raising their voice on food safety. There was no formal monitoring system on food safety issues in poultry farms, feed dealer and Live Bird Market (LBM) sellers in the project areas. The (Read More)

Md. Nurul Islam Live Bird Market (LBM) seller Developed waste disposal pit

Elasin Bazar of Delduar upazila has a big Live Bird Market (LBM) where 11 LBM sellers continued business from many years. Overall environment of Elasin Bazar was not so good as like as other LBM before the start of Food Safety (FS) project by Beez Bistar Foundation (BBF). Under this project monthly joint monitoring visit in LBM along with monthly consulting meeting with LBM sellers have been conducted from 2018. Now the scenario of LBM has been changing day by day as joint monitoring visit and CC members are continuously motivating LBM sellers to adopt good personal hygiene and good slaughter practices.

LBM seller Md. Nurul Islam s (Read More)

Salma changed her life by system change of Food Safety (FS) project

Name: Slama Akter; Address: Village: Galutia, Union : Selimpur, Dist: Tangail. Profession: Poultry Farmer

Background and previous situation of Salma

Salma Akter (30) is a poultry farmer who got married at the age of 16 years. Salma’s husband hada small poultry farm of 300 chickens where Slama worked in absence of her husband. About two years after marriage Slamas Husband wentabroad as alabor. In absence of Salma’s husband her grandmother did not give permission to run the poultry farm due to continuous los (Read More)

Good Farm Management help reduce Poultry Farm Production Cost

Name: Md. Milon; Address: North Keshobpur, Joduboira, Kumarkhali, Kushtia. Background and previous situation of Milon.

Md. Milon (27), a broiler farmer lives in NorthKeshobpur village of Kumarkhali Upazila. Hehas been running his farm for five years. He did not have clear idea about farm registration, withdrawal period of antibiotics, licensed poultry feed before 2018. He ran his poultry farm on credit facility from feed dealers as he didn’t have enough money to continue his farm business. Milon used all medicine and vaccine according to feed dealers and pharmaceutical company representativesadvice that have the overdosing and (Read More)

Sensitization of Farmers on Good Agricultural Practices, Code of Practices and Food Safety

Food safety is one of the most important issues in Bangladesh. With a view to assuring the availability of safe food, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN is supporting Beez Bistar Foundation (BBF) for “Creating public awareness on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Code of Practices (COP) and Food Safety”. The activities are implemented for sensitization of 100,000 farmers in 12 districts on GAP, COP and Food Safety since February, 2017.

Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)

GAP includes a set of principles, regulations and practices applicable to p (Read More)

Mangrove for Livelihood

Safeguarding life and livelihood of Char Syedkhali

A Case Study on the Initiative of BeezBistar Foundation for Mangrove Plantation in Char Syedkhali of Zia Nagar Upazila. Submitted to HEKS. BeezBistar Foundation Dhaka, Bangladesh January 2012.

Background of Zia Nagar

ZiaNagar of Pirojpur District is a costal Upazila. It is a small Upazila consisting of only 3 Unions. Three (3) major rivers namely Kacha, Balishwar and Pankuchi are flowing around the Upazila. Among these 3 Unions Balipara is more vulnerable cons (Read More)

Study on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector, Bangladesh

The Study of Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector, Bangladesh was conducted by Beez Bistar Foundation during November 2016 to February 2017 under the aegis of PROKAS (Promoting Knowledge for Accountable Systems), British Council. It was an exploratory study know about safety aspects in the poultry sector. The major questions were:

  1. What are the explicit and implicit incentives inhibiting or promoting the production of unsafe poultry products? Why do people do it/not take the time or spend the money to ensure safe production?
  2. How do existing laws and policies regulate the poultry? To what extent are existing laws (Read More)

Sharing sessions with Handloom weavers

Annual brief report 2013 - 2014

During this reporting period 24 sharing sessions were held in the project sites of Tangail and Kushtia among the handloom weavers. There were 635 weavers attended attended the day long training. The main topics of the training included the following

a. The criteria for quality standard of yarn
b. Design development
c. Cost management
d. Storing of weaving products
e. Marketing of finished products

It was participatory discussion in the training that there wer (Read More)

Skill and Design Development Trainings for Small and Marginal Weavers

Annual Brief Report 2014-2015

During the reporting period, BeezBistar Foundation organized two training sessions on‘skill and design development’ in Tangail and Kushtia. The duration of each training session was for two days. The training mainly dealt with contemporary design and its relation with skill. Total 30 weavers attended in these two trainings.

During the sessions, weaves attended in these trainings were given some designs and the trainers narrated about them and explained how the weavers could accomplish them.

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Working with handloom weavers

The handloom industry in Bangladesh has enormous potentiality and the weavers are very skilled in their respective craft weaving. However, due to lack of support many of them were forced to change their occupation and leave weaving.

BeezBistar Foundation carried out a project called Rural Entrepreneur and Development in Handloom Weaving (Livelihood for home weavers families). The conceptual premise of this project lies in appreciating the significance and value of handloom and the urge to search for a rural development approach that can transform rural economy positively by linking the sector to the needs of domestic economy. The un (Read More)

Meeting with farmers for practicing and strengthened biodiversity based ecological agriculture

Annual brief report 2013 -2014

Regular meetings on biodiversity based ecological agriculture were held in the selected villages for presentation of the principles of ecological agriculture among the farmers and other members of the society. Thirty eight community meetings were held in the twenty selected villages in five districts. Two such meetings were held in the bigger villages while only one meeting was held in each of the smaller villages. The main purpose of holding these meetings was to identify the interested farmers for persuasion of ecological agriculture.

There (Read More)

Learning Sessions for Small & Marginal Farmers

Annual Brief Report 2014-2015

BeezBistar Foundation organized two Learning Sessions in Tangail and Pabna. Total 30 leading and committed farmers both men and women attended in these sessions. Each session was for two (2) days. The training mainly focused on Bio-diversity-based food production systems to ensure the quality and nutritious content of food. The farmers reflected that it was very helpful for them to understand how to ensure food safety and quality of food. The learning session also dealt with market chain of the ecologically produced food.

The session focused (Read More)

Food and Seed Sovereignty and Community Prosperity: Food Sovereignty for Marginal Farmers

The project activities were implemented in three districts of Tangail, Pabna and Cox’sbazar. These districts represent major agro ecological zones including flood plain, dry & drought prone and coastal regions of Bangladesh. Biodiversity based ecological agriculture was spread among the farming communities through offering learning sessions to farmers and other stakeholders. Genetic resources were managed through collection, regeneration and conservation. Advocacy & networking among development organizations, local government institutions, government officials and sharing experiences among farmers of different regions were im (Read More)

Mangrove plantation In Badarkhali

Annual brief report 2013- 2014

Mangrove Plantation Research activities have been carried out in the Badarkhali union, Chakaria upazila, Cox’sbazar district. Selection of land for plantation of mangrove vegetation, establishment of nursery, planting saplings in the selected areas, maintenance of mangrove vegetation were the main activities implemented in this reporting period.

Establishment of Nursery for Keora (Sonneratia apetala)

Kaora and Bain are regarded as the pioneer species for mangrove vegetation. Keora grows in (Read More)

Mangrove plantation in coastal region during 2010-2011

The coastal region of Bangladesh has been vulnerable to natural disasters for ages. However, the people both in south-eastern and south-western regions managed their vulnerability based on community knowledge and adapted a number of coping method not only to survival but to earn their livelihood. But due to change of global economic trends mainly for the developing countries with diverse natural resources could not save them and had to undergo several instructions by the institutions like World Bank, IMF and UNDP for export-oriented growth. Since then the livelihood of the coastal poor people became vulnerable and they have lost a numbe (Read More)