PACE

Name of Project : Promoting Agricultural Commercialization and Enterprises (PACE)

Name of Sub-Project : Mug bean and Homestead level Vegetable cultivation using update methods and proper

merchandizing under value chain

Name of sector : Agriculture

Name of Sub-sector : Mug bean (Vigna mungo)

Project duration : November 2016 to June 2019

Budget : 1, 33, 35000.00 BDT (PKSF-1, 18, 60,000.00 BDT and Sangram- 14, 35,000.00 BDT)

Implementing Agency : SANGRAM (Sangathita Gramunnyan Karmasuchi); Shahid Smriti Sarak, Barguna-8700

Partner Organization : Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), PKSF Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka-1207

Donor : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Goal: Develop income generating activities and life style of farmers through Mug bean cultivation using updated

methods.

Objectives

  1. To develop knowledge and skill of farmers through cultivating Mug bean by update system.

  2. To increase the production of Mug bean transferring technologies to the farmers.

  3. To make available the quality agriculture tools for Mug bean cultivation.

  4. To make effective merchandising for produced Mug bean.

Staffing

Sl. No.

Designation

Number

Base

Remarks

1

Project Coordinator

1

Head Office

Deputation

2

Value Chain Facilitator

1

Head Office

Project

3

Accountant-cum-MIS

1

Head Office

Project

4

Assistant Value Chain Facilitator

8

Branch level

Project

Target Group: 4800 Mug bean and homestead vegetable farmers of 5 upazila of Barguna district under 8 branches of the organization located in project area.

Geographical area and members distribution

District

Upazila

Branch

Type and number of beneficiaries

Non-poor/Entrepreneur

Poor

Ultra-Poor

Total

Barguna

Patharghata

Kakchira

90

420

90

600

Kanthaltali

90

420

90

600

Haritana

90

420

90

600

Bamna

Bamna

90

420

90

600

Amtali

Amtali

90

420

90

600

Tarikata

90

420

90

600

Taltali

Koroibaria

90

420

90

600

Betagi

Betagi

90

420

90

600

Total

720

3360

720

4800

Value Chain of Mug bean in Project Area

Project inputs

  1. Bed planter with power tiller.

  2. Effective communication with HYV seed suppliers.

  3. Effective communication with bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticides suppliers.

  4. Training to the farmers for HYV of Mug bean production.

  5. Support from microfinance.

  6. Effective communication development with transportation.

Expected Result of the project

Sl. No.

Field

Outcome/Results

1

Existing items

(Goods/Services)

  1. Yield per decimal will possible to increase through update methods.

  2. Production increase and pests control through line sowing method.

  3. Uses of organic manure, bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticides will increase soil fertility and yield.

2

Future items

(Goods/Services)

  1. Mug bean production will possible to increase using HYV from BARI and BINA instead of local variety SONAMUKHI.

  2. HYV is resistant to pests and diseases.

  3. Income at producer level will be increased due to classification and high rate.

3

Merchandizing

  1. Effective communication with selected large buyer/ Professional Mug bean (Euglena) buyers will increase the rate of products.

  2. Effective communication with local storers and large storers at big growth centers will increase the sale of huge production.

  3. Cooperative basis selling at big growth centers at Patuakhali and Barisal will increase the rate of vigorous production.

4

Technology development

  1. Farmers will be habituated to use environment friendly bio-pesticide instead of chemical fertilizers.

  2. Farmers will be habituated to use environment friendly bio-fertilizer like vermin compost and other organic manures instead of chemical fertilizers.

  3. Scope will be created to inform farmers through training about scientific methods and vigorous production of Mug bean.

  4. Yield of Mug bean will be increased using HYV, soil testing and optimum uses of fertilizer and irrigation.

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Founder : Chowdhury Mohammad Masum

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