Target Group: Faculty & Staff
Closing Date: December 3, 2020
Description: The goal of Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock and Nutrition activity is to sustainably increasing livestock productivity, marketability, and consumption of livestock products within the Feed the Future Zone of Influence (FTF ZOI). The Activity will a) facilitate productivity enhancing technologies and practices such as processing and preservation of fodder for year-round livestock feeding; b) support enhanced dairy processing and preservation into diversified nutritious products, as a means to increase consumption of dairy products, especially in the rural areas; c) promote the consumption of diversified and safe livestock products, especially in the rural areas; d) collaborate with appropriate agencies such as the Department of Livestock Services (DLS), Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) and the FAO’s Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) to tackle current and emerging pests and diseases with appropriate prevention and control measures in order to minimize losses at farm level; and e) use lessons learned to facilitate increased access to credit from microfinance and other financial institutions.
The five-year activity will be comprised of three interrelated components:
Component 1: Increased Livestock Productivity
Component 2: Increased marketability of livestock products at the national and subnational levels
Component 3: Increased household consumption of safe and diversified livestock products.