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How Evaluation Builds Stronger Households in Rural Bangladesh Recently, the World Bank reported that agricultural growth and development have contributed to reducing poverty in Bangladesh from 48.9 percent in 2000 to 31.5 percent in 2010. However, high levels of malnutrition remain prevalent in children and women in rural Bangladesh despite considerable reductions in poverty. Many[…]

Highlights from Women’s Access to Markets Program in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi women face barriers in accessing markets for their agricultural produce. Through using community-based buying events that are more accessible venues for women’s involvement, access to markets is being re-envisioned. Caothic Relief Services/Caritas Bangladesh is carrying out two projects that link women farmers to agricultural marketing opportunities and strengthen nutrition at the household level. INGENAES[…]


Press Release: Seminar on “Nutrition Communication in Agriculture Extension”

The Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS), University of Dhaka, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, Dhaka Office), and the INGENAES project in partnership with the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) an organized a seminar on “Nutrition Communication in Agriculture Extension”, as well as public exposition of nutrition-related[…]

Dhaka Training August 2015

New training materials are being piloted in Dhaka, Bangladesh by the INGENAES training team of Kathleen Colverson (University of Florida) and Jan Henderson (private consultant) to integrate gender and nutrition into agricultural extension systems. The three day workshop, held at the August 4-6 at Hotel Lake Castle in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has many diverse organizations in[…]

Bangladesh Kickoff Assessment

January 26-February 13, 2015 INGENAES kick-off work began in Bangladesh in late January with an interdisciplinary team from the consortium (Andrea Bohn, Dee Rubin, Kathy Colverson, Nikki Grey Rutamu and Maria Jones). Prior to the trip the team worked closely with the USAID Mission in Dhaka to identify possible stakeholders who might benefit from collaborating with[…]