Raising Farmer Incomes through High-Value Crops

Publication | September 2010

Agriculture in Bangladesh's northwest region could not keep farmers out of poverty despite the fact that all available lands are being cultivated and cropping intensity is already at 175%. To improve the livelihood of small farmers in the region, the Northwest Crop Diversification Project provided them with credit and information on high-value crops, and improved their links to markets. The project successfully increased farmers' incomes and empowered the women in agricultural communities.