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Climate-friendly Agriculture of Bondhu Foundation

Increase Agricultural Production

Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment and mitigating climate change. For a long time, BONDHU has been conducting Bondhu Chula expansion activities across the country through which air pollution is being reduced, and greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, CFCs etc.) are being reduced and the environment is getting better. Climate change is causing due to greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change is apprehended to put agricultural production and food security at risk. In this situation, BONDHU has taken up two projects to continue and increase agricultural production through mitigation and adaptation to climate change - Climate-friendly Agriculture Project and Climate-friendly Paddy Cultivation Project.

Purpose of Climate-Friendly Agriculture

Climate-friendly agriculture project

Climate-Friendly Agriculture Project

  • Reducing carbon emissions.
  • Ensuring nutrition and food security through safe food production.
  • Increase crop production through soil health development and conservation.
Climate-friendly paddy cultivation project

Paddy Cultivation Project

  • Reducing carbon emissions.
  • Increase paddy production by reducing production costs.
  • Expanding the use of the AWD method of the phasing of land for proper and economical use of water.

Climate-Friendly Agriculture Project

Excessive use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and groundwater is adversely affecting agriculture. The amount of organic matter in the soil is decreasing, environmental pollution and agricultural biodiversity are being endangered, and the micro-organisms living in the soil are decreasing. The irrigation water crisis is expected to occur as the groundwater level is falling day by day.

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The following activities Under the Climate-Friendly Agriculture scheme

To produce safe food through various environmentally friendly techniques without using chemical pesticides in crop fields; Insect control using twigs, light traps, sex pheromone traps, yellow glue traps, organic pesticides (e.g. Bionym plus, Phytomax, Nimbicidin, Tracer, Success, etc.);

  • Irrigate in a wet and dry manner periodically
  • Ensuring moderate use of chemical fertilizers especially urea fertilizers
  • Production and use of large quantities of organic manure, such as compost manure, vermicompost, green manure, etc
  • Introduce a drip irrigation system for vegetables, spices, crops and fruits and save irrigation water by mulching or covering the vegetable field bed with straw/water hyacinth

Climate-Friendly Paddy Cultivation

At present 2500-4000 liters of water is used for producing per kg paddy. In most cases, irrigation is done with groundwater. As a result, on the one hand, the groundwater level is going down day by day and the fertility of the land is decreasing, on the other hand, the methane gas emissions from the paddy fields are increasing due to submergence which is one of the causes of climate change. To get rid of this condition, it is necessary to prevent the wastage of irrigation water. For this purpose, the following activities have been undertaken under the Climate-Friendly Paddy Cultivation Project- Provide periodic soaking and drying (AWD) irrigation to paddy lands. This method can save 28-30% of water, reduce the cost of irrigation by 30-50% and also reduce the emissions of methane gas from paddy land by about 30-40%. To reduce the use of chemical fertilizers in paddy cultivation and increase the use of organic and green fertilizers. Especially reducing the use of nitrogen-rich urea fertilizers; Encourage farmers to adopt Environmental Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy by reducing random and unreasonable use of pesticides in paddy fields.

Implementation strategy of Bondhu Foundation

Implementation Strategy

BONDHU is adopting the following strategies for the implementation of the two projects

  • Skill development- manpower training of project, farmer training etc.
  • Exhibition- Irrigation Exhibition, Safe Crop Production Technology Exhibition etc.
  • Motivation and promotion - seminars, field days, friend agricultural fair websites, leaflets, banners, posters, media etc.

Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) will implement two projects in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Extension and with the different Union Parishads.

Working Area

Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) has Climate Friendly Agriculture projects all over the Bangladesh. BONDHU is Implementing Climate Friendly Agriculture projects in almost every district of Bangladesh

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