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September 14, 2020

Final Report on the Comparative Study between Micro Seed Dealer (MSD) and Micro Seed Retailer (MSR) in SHOUHARDO III Implementing Area

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Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunity (SHOUAHRDO) III is a food security program funded by the United States Agency for International Development Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP). It is a multi-sectoral program with cross-cutting themes including agriculture and livelihood, health and nutrition, resilience, women empowerment, and good governance. The program is implemented in 947 villages, 23 Upazilas, and eight districts in northern Bangladesh. People in the char and haor regions in northern Bangladesh suffer from unique challenges including river erosion and frequent floods, poor infrastructures, and service accessibility. Moreover, poor hygiene and sanitation and lack of awareness on social issues are some of the key prevailing challenges. These challenges over the years made it difficult for the community people to sustain resources and break the cycle of poverty. SHOUHARDO III has been intervening to ensure sustainable agriculture and livelihood for these people. Part of this involved forming community groups including farmers both women and men and building their capacity on quality seeds, farming technology, input and output markets as well as connection with the public and private actors. So far the participants were able to ensure better production, income, strengthen the connection with the private secto