Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bangladesh: Women in aquatic agriculture celebrated

A Bangladeshi woman farmer giving a presentation
during a workshop in Jessore.
The workshop, Women in Aquatic Agricultural Systems to celebrate International Day of Rural Women, was held on 4-5 November 2012 recognizing the role and contributions of rural women farmers in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors for eradicating poverty and hunger.

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) took part in the workshop by setting up a stall showcasing postharvest management activities on rice seeds. After harvest, the women farmers do the rest of the farm work--threshing, drying, storage, and selection of good seeds.

Grace Mozena, wife of the U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh, was guest of honor for the workshop.

Women farmers who are working with CSISA-IRRI gave presentations during the workshop--a chance to share their experiences and how CSISA's training activities have made a difference in the way they farm.

The workshop was held in Jessore and was organized by WorldFish.

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