by Bangladesh Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project(IAPP)
Technical Assistance Component(iappta.fao.org)
Farmer organizations are crucial both on the demand and the supply side of Rural Advisory Services (RAS). On the demand side, they identify and synthesize needs, demands, and solutions for farmers. They contribute to monitoring and evaluation of RAS and participate in policy formulation. On the supply side, producer organizations provide and co-finance RAS activities. This exploratory study report on Farmers’ Organizations in Bangladesh from FAO is highly relevant in this context. The study was undertaken to fill the knowledge gap on FOs and to analyze their capacity needs so that they can become strong and legitimate partners in agricultural and rural development interventions.