21 NGF - Nowabenki Gonomukhi Foundation

Introduction.

NGF is working in the south west coastal region of Bangladesh from last three decades focusing on sustainable livelihood, women economic empowerment and humanitarian assistance in environmental friendly ways. To ensuring sustainable livelihood, NGF from its beginning emphasizes the agro based technological knowledge development and technological knowledge dissemination for the farmers of agro industries. In addition, to overcome the adverse effect of climate change and ensuring proper nutrition and maximum profit of the marginal farmers, NGF is implementing  Fisheries and Livestock Unit program funded by PKSF since January’2014. Under this program NGF is working mainly on adaptation and dissemination of modern technologies related to  Fisheries and Livestock among marginal farmers such as- a) Grants for demonstration plot establishment b) Technical support, result dissemination activities (Farm day, Field day, Enhancement tour), c) Skill development activities (Farmers training on related technologies, Agriculture advising center), d) Material support ( Anthelmentics), e) Vaccination campaigning (FMD, BCRDV, RDV, PPR, Anthrax), f) Advertisement (Bill board, Informative sign board) and g) knowledge and experience sharing activities (Publication, Leaflet, Booklet & Brochures).

Fisheries sector of NGF

Crab fattening now a days becoming more popular in the south western coastal region of Bangladesh. Most of the shrimp farmers of  satkhira district are now converting towards crab fattening -both hard shell and soft shell type because of higher profitability and low disease outbreak and a great demand in world market. Increasing the small farmers involvement in this farming system day by day because it requires a small investment capital and returns back in short period of time, thats why quickly declining the poverty line in the shyamnagar upazilla.