The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh consist of 3 districts and Bandarban Hill District is one of them. Bandarban is one of the three hill districts considered to hold and practice varieties of culture, norms and traditions with the existence of 12 groups of Indigenous Peoples (IPs).
Commitments to action
Local Food Supply Chain Alliance
Ministry of Agriculture/Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture
|Productivity of food crops including cereals and grain legumes particularly in semi-arid dry land areas is about a ton per hectare. The yield gaps in terms of current versus potential levels are high – up to for 4 tons per hectare in cereals. In vast areas farming still involve unsustainable slash-and-burn practices. Productivity of agricultural land in most areas is limited by limited use of appropriate fertilizers, land degradation and soil health problems. Likewise, livestock productivity levels in terms of weight gains, production of milk and eggs are low. Unsustainable fishing practices such as using unallowable gears in both marine and fresh waters still exist. Production failures mainly due to droughts and outbreak of pests and diseases are not uncommon–and are exacerbated by climate change.|
URT COMMITMENT: Concretize investment in locally adaptive innovation and access to affordable technologies and digitalization; ensuring equitable access to land and water use; increase Investment in infrastructures (irrigation, rural roads, fishing gears and storage and processing); increase public–private investment improved in local seeds, s***n, animal breeds and fingerlings production; expansion of access to extension services; strengthening producers skills and creativity; diversified production; diseases and paste management practices, promote precision and climate smart agriculture.
Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Decent Work, & Empowered Communities
innovation, seeds, diversified production
CreditConnect aims to increase access to finance for small farmer in emerging economies by creating a digital solution to solve two problems: 1) reducing the risk of lending to small farmers through credit scoring and lending analytics, powered by alternative data and climate and gender focus, 2) finding successful entrepreneurs (farming, processing, SME, female) to provide capital investments to through local infrastructure.
As part of the Ag Fin Working Group led by Queen of the Netherlands Maxima, Mastercard and Rabobank developed a data-driven and digital ecosystem.
The Mountain Partnership is the only United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to promoting the world’s mountains and mountain peoples. Mountains contribute to sustaining the livelihoods of 1.1 billion people living in mountains and those of a much larger number of people in the lowlands.
SEE THE SUN Inc. and Keio Research Institute at SFC (Kotosaka seminar) express support for FSS(Food Systems Summit) which is held to promote concrete actions for the transformation of Food Systems, for the purpose of delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals.