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Extension Approaches to Coastal Fisherfolk Development in Bangladesh; Guidelines for Trainers and Field Level Fishery Extension Workers - BOBP/MAG/8










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    The Bay of Bengal Programme for Small-scale Fisheries Development (BOBP) has, in its work with small-scale fishing communities, seen a need for alternative employment opportunities in coastal areas where fish resources are heavily exploited. The creation of small village businesses is one strategy for individual upliftment as well as strengthening village-level economic development. Experience has shown that many very small businesses or microenterprises fail due to lack of managerial skills. The idea of imparting basic business skills through experienced field workers of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) was thought of as a means to provide already existing as well as future microenterprises with on-the-spot managerial advice. This practical manual on small business development is the outcome of this belief.
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    In the context of sustainable agricultural development, agricultural extension has a very crucial role to play. The tasks and responsibilities of extension service will need to be broadbased and holistic in contents and scope, thus beyond agricultural technology transfer. Its normal task of transferring and disseminating to farmers appropriate agricultural technologies and good farm practices would not be sufficient. Extension agencies, services, and workers will need to exercise a more proactive and participatory role and serve as knowledge/information "brokers", initiating and facilitating mutually meaningful and equitable knowledge-based transactions among agricultural researchers, trainers, and primary producers. To improve its cost-effectiveness, proper strategies to advocate favorable and explicit agricultural extension policies are needed. Modern strategic planning and quality management tools and approaches should be utilized in developing or restructuring extension organizations or institutions. More innovative methods must be developed to identify systematically farmer’s problems and felt needs, and to help formulate and set agricultural research agenda based on such needs and problems. In short, there is a need to develop and improve the conceptual, technical, and operational methods and tools in order to strategically plan, efficiently manage, and scientifically evaluate a problem-solving, demand-driven and needs-based agricultural extension program. This manual is a practical guide for extension workers in agriculture. It contains simple, easy to follow tools on the commonly used extension methods and an outline of how extension may be planned and implemented.
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    Learning by Doing in Bangladesh - Extension Systems Development for Coastal and Estuarine Fisherfolk Communities - BOBP/REP/65 1994
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    This report describes the process, achievements and learnings of a subproject which set out to learn by doing pilot extension activities, and give direction to the development of a fisheries extension service aimed at the coastal and estuarine small-scale fisherfolk of Bangladesh. The subproject was cleared by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) in April 1989 and was initiated in the two target districts of Borguna and Patuakhali in July 1989. Along the way, the UNFPA proposed a component aimed s pecifically at enabling the development of women in fishing communities. However, the main phase of the activity could not be funded by UNFPA, and a scaled-down version was incorporated into the subproject in July 1991 by the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). The main component of the subproject, consisting of 19 pilot activities, came to an end in December 1992 and the women’s activities came to an end in September 1993. The Bangladesh Department of Fisheries (DOF) was responsible for the ex ecution of the subproject. BOBP provided technical assistance, expertise, training inputs, support for training, grants to establish revolving funds for enterprise development, equipment and monitoring. The training was designed and coordinated by Mr. Md. Shahid Hossain Talukder and provided by a group of Bangladeshi trainers drawn from various nongovernmental organizations.

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