FAO Bangladesh sent one woman farmer Ms Rina Begum to FAO Regional office, Thailand on the occasion of the world food day 2015. She is a Nayakrishi farmer from the Delduar Upazilla of Tangail district.
Rina Begum was chosen by the Ministry of Agriculture as one of the best farmer.
Nayakrishi is the practice of biodiversity-based ecological agriculture following 10 simple rules. Because of the ecosystemic approach to agriculture and the use of good and healthy seed maintained and conserved by experienced farmers, pesticide is not required. As a principle Nayakrishi farmers use no biocides. As soil production from the on-farm composting is a regular practice, there is hardly any need for chemical fertiliser. Nayakrishi does not use ground water and do not use seed varieties that waste water. Surface water is used creatively thus pollution of top soil from arsenic and other metals is prevented.
In the picture above she is seen infront of the 'seed hut' where she maintains seeds with other Nayakrishi farmers in her area. 'Seed Huts' are linked with other seed huts and the the Community Seed Wealth Center' for regular exchange.
FAO honoured her and she took awards from the princes of Thailand on 16 th October at Bangkok.
Channel 24, a private TV channel has broadcasted a documentary of 10 minutes including interview of Mr Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Bangladesh.
Date : 12 November, 2015, Thursday. Time: 6.00 p