Food Facility Project
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations has initiated FAO-Spanish Food Facility Project (OSRO/BGD/001/SPA) financial supported by the government of Spain. for “Immediate Assistance to Restore the Livelihoods of Women and Fish Farmers Severely Affected by Cyclones in South Western Bangladesh” to support the severely SIDR and AILA affected landless, marginal and small farmers to enhance food security for promote the life and livelihoods of the marginal farmers of coastal area. The Project has been implemented by FAO in the close collaboration with the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Department of Fisheries (DOF) under the ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and field level operationalised by the respective partner NGO. SDA is the designated implementing NGO partner of this Project in Kalapara Upazila under Patuakhali district.
FFS Group members have been selected by strictly maintaining the criteria of project guideline as the project beneficiary. The landless, poor, marginal and small farmers those are directly engaged with Fishing and poultry and affected by the SIDR and AILA are the preconditions of beneficiary selection. At the beginning of the project a series of formal and informal meeting and sharing session has been organized with the different stakeholders in the district, Upazila and Union level. DC, ADC, Upazila Chairman, vice chairman, local UNO, DLS, DOF, UP chairman, member and civil society representatives were the target audience in this regard.