PlantwisePlus in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, two-thirds of rural workers are employed in agriculture, playing an essential role in ensuring food security for the country. However, crop pests have a devastating effect on smallholder yields. In Bangladesh, up to 25% of all crops are lost to pests despite farmers using an estimated 49,000 tonnes of pesticides each year.
PlantwisePlus is working with partners to empower farmers to use more sustainable crop management processes. Key projects in Bangladesh include the use of a new biocontrol agent to fight fall armyworm and the further training of agricultural officers to help diagnose and remedy plant health problems.
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Delivered through gender-sensitive and climate-resilient approaches, PlantwisePlus is tackling the challenges facing smallholder production through three impact pathways: Pest Preparedness, Pesticide Risk Reduction, and Farmer Advisory.