New Land, New Life
A success story of new land resettlement in Bangladesh
The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta has newly emerged char islands--resulting from the deposition of sediment--which are very vulnerable, socially, institutionally and environmentally.
This book explains how the governments of Bangladesh and the Netherlands and the International Fund for Agricultural Development cooperated on a land-based rural development project to give settlers security and purpose. It details how they engaged communities and civil societies, and implemented an infrastructure aimed at reducing flooding, improving drainage, and providing adequate drinking water and sanitation. The book describes the project's application to crop and animal agriculture, and the development of value chains and encouragement of female participation. It considers the financial underpinning and infrastructure, as well as how to ensure the impacts of the scheme are enduring. The scheme serves as a model for support projects to vulnerable groups faced with climate change and other environmental challenges.
This book is suitable for students, researchers, specialists and practitioners in rural development, water resources, land management and soil science.
1: THE COASTAL CHARS OF BANGLADESH
2: THE BIRTH OF CDSP IV
3: MANAGING CHAR DEVELOPMENT AND SETTLEMENT, A COMPLEX PROCESS
4: INVOLVING THE COMMUNITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY
5: ROLE OF WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT
6: DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE
7: THE LAND SETTLEMENT PROCESS
8: THE POWER OF AGRICULTURE
9: MONEY MATTERS – SAVINGS AND LOANS
10: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT WITH TREES
11: INCOME AND QUALITY OF LIFE
12: OUR PRIDE
13: WHEN THE PROJECT LEAVES