Final Reports

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Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. We would like to express our gratefulness  to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this project. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this project in a more integrated way with Water Management Groups (WMGs). We would also like to express gratitude to Mr. Mofazzal Ahmed, Water Resource Management (WRM) leader and all WRM team for their scholastic guidance. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and WMG members, who helped to make the project successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF01#IWM – Planning design and monitoring of community based WM systems in Polder 30.Jan2014

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. We would like to express our gratefulness to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this this study. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team and especially we would  like to express gratitude to Mr. Mofazzal Ahmed, Water Resource Management (WRM) leader and all WRM team for their scholastic guidance. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and all community members, who helped to make the project successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF02#Deltares – Feasibility pump drainage system BG Polders.8 Dec2014

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. We would like to thank fisheries expert Dr. Md. Shamsul Huda and Mr. Tanvir Islam who is value chain expert both working for the Blue Gold program for their valuable contributions to this study. Furthermore we would like to thank Shah Nawaz Chowdhury of IMARES Wageningen University for his inputs. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and all community members, who helped to make the study successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 03#Report Quickscan Freshwater Pearl Culture Feasibility-1

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody that has played a role in the creation of this report. Without these persons I would have not been able to gain this experience and obtain the needed data.

First of all I would like to show my gratitude to Dirk Smits and Kim Janssen for providing me with the opportunity to do my internship with Euroconsult Mott Macdonald working on the Blue Gold Program in Bangladesh. They have made sure I was able to settle smoothly in Bangladesh. Furthermore I would like to thank several staff members of the Blue Gold Team in Dhaka and Khulna for their help with practical arrangements and their efforts for including me in their activities. I would like to especially thank Aziz Rahman for helping me start up in Khulna. Furthermore I would like to thank Asma and Jashim for welcoming me to the Blue Gold family and for their relentless support with arranging meetings with farmers and WMG for me. I am also grateful to me office roommates, Shamim, Sani, Zahangir, Shushanto and Nurrur for creating a great working atmosphere and distractions when needed. I would especially like to thank Sani, Shushanto and Nurrur for the time they took to discuss the struggles or findings I came across in the field. These discussion have added tremendously to my understanding of the situation. Then I would like to take the opportunity to thank Hilton Roy, my driver, translator and research assistant. Without Hilton I would not have been able to understand the agricultural system in Fultala as I do now. Thank you for joining my adventures in the field and the mud. You made great efforts translating as much as possible, but you also stepped beyond executing tasks and thought along with me about how to tackle the tasks at hand. I would also like to take a moment to thank all the farmers and in particular Mihyr Bisas, the president of the WMG of Fultala. I am very grateful to you for all the time you gave to answer my never ending questions. Myhir has furthermore supported us extensively in organizing meetings and finding farmers. I would like to furthermore thank Shorab Hossain and Mofazzal, it was a pleasure working together with you trying to from a detailed pilot project. Last but not least I would like to thank my supervisors Shorab Hossain and Andrew Jenkins. They have guided me when needed and shared their knowledge with me that they gained through years of field experience. There are many more persons that I would like to thank for inviting me for dinner at their houses, boat rides, picnics, wedding or badminton game. You have made my experience in Bangladesh very colorful

IF 04#WUR – Baseline Community Water Management Pilot.28Feb2015

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to Blue Gold Program, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and the Government of The Netherlands for their support in preparing this report. We would like to thank Mr. Karel T’Jonck, a Component Leader of the Blue Gold Programme in Bangladesh, for providing valuable information and support on different aspects of the assignment. We also extend thanks to other members of the Blue Gold family: Tanvir Islam, Kim Jansen and Hein Bijlmakers. We are also thankful to Moringa Private Ltd. for letting us visit the company premises and for providing a wealth of information on the production and marketing of Moringa in Bangladesh. Finally, we owe a great deal of appreciation to Niels van den Berge and Freek Spits for providing valuable data and insights on different aspects of Moringa value chains in Africa, Europe and Asia.

IF 05#WUR – Opportunities for development of the Moringa sector in Bangladesh.Jul 2015

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. Thanks are expressed to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this study. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this study in a more integrated way with Water Management Groups (WMGs). Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and all community members, who helped to make the study successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 06#Greyshack – Feasibility study on renewable energy.21 Dec 2015-2-SZ

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government.  We acknowledge the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Government of Bangladesh, the BLUE GOLD Program as well as our partner institutions BRAC for their enormous support for making this important research program a success. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and all community members, who helped to make the project successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 07#World Fish – Final Report Ecopond Project 5 February 2016-4-Small

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. Thanks are expressed to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this study. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this study. We would also like to express gratitude to Mr. Mofazzal Ahmed, Water Resource Management (WRM) leader and all WRM team for their scholastic guidance.. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 09a#Deltares – Review of IWM study River bank erosion P29

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. Thanks are expressed to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of doing this study.. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this. We would also like to express gratitude to Mr. Mofazzal Ahmed, Water Resource Management (WRM) leader and all WRM team for their scholastic guidance.. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 09b#IWM -Final Report Study of River Bank Erosion P29

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. Thanks are expressed to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this project. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this project We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 09c# IWM – Final Report Emergency Survey P29 in 2017

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government.  Nice Foundation takes complete responsibility for this report, we are indebted to the pig rearing community, field facilitators, WMG members of Batiaghata, WMA members, the Livestock Department, demo care takers, pig suppliers, civil society members, BWDB and the many others without whom this research would not have been possible.

We would like to thank Hein Bijlmakers, Blue Gold Program whose support enabled us to achieve the successful completion of the research study. We also thank to Mr. Boudewijn Sterk, Blue Gold Program, for his excellent cooperation and feedback on the progress of the study. In addition, we thank Dr. Munir Ahmed, Livestock Expert, Blue Gold Program for his guideance and enthusiasm for the research. And we thank the Team Leader Guy Jones of Blue Gold for his overall guidance and support.

We would like to express our gratitude to Alamgir Chowdhury, Deputy Team Leader, Blue Gold for his important suggestions at the beginning of the research. We would like to thank Md. Bellal Hossain Khan, Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, and Batiaghata for his continuous cooperation and administrative support. Furthermore, the heartiest thanks go to Dr. Swapan Kumar Roy, Upazila Livestock Officer and Dr. Bonkim kumar Halder, Veterinary Surgeon, Batiaghata for their technical support and advice. We also like to thank the participants in our survey, who have willingly shared their precious time during the process of interviewing. We would like to thank FFS farmers, who have supported us throughout entire process, both by keeping us harmonious and helping us putting pieces together.

It would not have been possible without the kind support and help of many individuals and organizations. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of them. We would like to express our gratitude towards our field team members Mr. Biplab, Ms. Rabeya, Ms. Tahomina, Mr. Gofur and Mr. Babluzzaman of Nice Foundation for their dedicated support in completion of this project.

We would like to express our special gratitude and thanks to Dr. Lutfor Rahman, Focal Point Person, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock for his excellent cooperation and suggestions that have been given during the research period.

Our thanks and appreciations goes to Ms. Dipa Golder and Mr. Ashim Golder who have long experiences on pig rearing and their contribution to the research demo farm as caretaker. We would like to show our greatest appreciation to Kitty Bentvelsen, Blue Gold Program – we cannot say thank you enough.

IF 10#Nice Foundation -Final report Pilot Kawra Pig rearing

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. Thanks are expressed to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to support us in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this Feasibility study. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this study in a more integrated way with Water Management Groups (WMGs). We would also like to express gratitude to Mr. Mofazzal Ahmed, Water Resource Management (WRM) leader and all WRM team for their scholastic guidance. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and all community members, who helped to make the study successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 11#Deltares -Feasibility study Water App prototype polder 42-2B

IF 12#MetaMeta – Opportunity Study Roads for Water

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. We are thankful to the experts and leaders of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and representatives of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) for their utmost support in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this project. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this project in a more integrated way with Water Management Groups (WMGs). Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to farmers and all community members, who helped to make the project successful. We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 13#MarGen – Feasibility study Natural Cold Storage

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. We are also thankful to the experts and leaders of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and representatives of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) for their utmost support in providing guideline at different stages of implementing this project. We thank all of the leaders and members of the Water Management Groups and Associations that We have worked with, in particular Fedainagar WMG in Polder  43/2, Patuakhali District and Dhani Bunia Kanaidanga Britti Kanaidanga WMG in  Polder 29, Khulna District. We also thank  for their assistance and guidance the concerned staff of Blue Gold Program in Dhaka and the two zones, many  officers in the field of the concerned government agencies including Bangladesh Water Development Board, Department of Agricultural Extension and Department of Fisheries, the Concerned Union Parishads and local administration for their help, advice and support. Our thanks Also  go to Dr Ronald Halder for making the video documentary on this project, and of course to the Research team members Habib Ahmed, Bidhan Chandra Halder and Md Abdur Gofur for all of their work.

IF 14#FHRC-Final Report Pilot Community Based IWM

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. Thanks are expressed to Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), and Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) to support us in implementing the project. We also acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and conducting of this feasibility study in a more integrated way with Water Management Groups (WMGs). We are also thankful to anonymous reviewers for their constructive criticism and advice to improve the report.

IF 15#Just Farming – Final Report Pilot Increasing Quality in Mungbean Production

 

IF 16#Aspire-Insectforall – Feasibility study Ento-Feed

Acknowledgement

This publication was made possible with a financial contribution of the Netherlands Government. We acknowledge the contribution of Blue Gold TA team in designing and implementation of this campaign addressing the polder realities well. . We are also thankful to  reviewers from EKN and others for their constructive criticism and advice to improve online content..

IF 17#No9 -Promoting Dutch SME entrepreneurship

Disclaimer

These are the views and expressions of the author, and do not necessarily represent the view of the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka or the Blue Gold program.