A male farmer in Bangladesh cuts ripe bitter gourd fruit from the plant while a female farmer holds the fruit.

Our Work in Bangladesh

  • Over 17,000 farmers trained since 2020.
  • We current train smallholder farmers on sustainable vegetable production techniques in Barisal and Chittagong divisions.
  • We provide intensive, hands-on training in the field, with a focus on climate-smart technologies and empowering women through home gardens.
  • See our 2023 results or click on the map to explore our farmers’ demonstration farms.
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Projects & Highlights

Two women farmers below hanging gourds.

Smart Farming, Healthy Food

Working with farmers to develop sustainable and climate-resilient vegetable-based cropping systems

Project Partners: Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) & Solidaridad

Farmer Abdul Jalil Akon holds a handful of vermicompost in front of the concrete rings that hold his vermicompost operation.


This initiative helps farmers to establish vermicompost operations, where earthworms decompose organic material into nutrient-rich compost for seedling and vegetable production

News & Stories

Amena Begum sifts her harvested vermicompost over a blue tarp.

Vegetables and Vermicompost: Amena’s Story

WUR plant pathologist Peter Kromann and training-of-trainers participants inspect plants at the learning farm.

New Learning Farm in Bangladesh Hosts Training of Trainers

Crop show attendees look on while EWS-KT staff explain seedling production techniques.

Crop Show Provides Outreach Opportunity in Bangladesh

Md. Oliullah next to an insect sticky trap in his field.

More Vegetables, Lower Costs for Md. Oliullah

East-West Seed Bangladesh Country Manager Mostafa Kamal and EWS-KT Bangladesh Technical Manager Eamad Mustafa sit behind a table at the virtual launch of the Pesticide Selection Tool on 3 August 2023.

EWS-KT Launches Pesticide Selection Tool for Bangladesh’s Vegetable Farmers

Md. Mehadi Hasan holds a tray of seedlings near his shaded seedling house.

An Agricultural Entrepreneur in Bangladesh

EWS-KT Bangladesh Digital Media Coordinator Farhana Jesmin Momo kneels next to a model display while interacting with visitors at the EWS-KT exhibit booth.

First Bangladesh Seed Congress

Key farmer Taslima Akter and her husband, Ayub Ali, in their bitter gourd plot.

A Bitter Gourd Journey in Bangladesh

A large group of people stand around an upright weather station.

EWS-KT Launches Weather-Based Action Messages for Bangladesh’s Farmers

The Bangladesh Team in Action

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Talking with a farmer who is using the sorjan method

providing advice in agro-input dealer shop

Providing advice to farmers in an agro-input shop

working with a demo farmer Md. Habibur Rahman

Working with a farmer on his demo crop

EWS-KT staff and two women farmers holding large vegetables.

Celebrating a good harvest

discussing crop guide with farmers

Discussing crop guides with farmers

checking on seedling nursery

Checking on the progress of seedlings

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Helping a farmer with her bitter gourd plot


Holding a training on vegetable production

Eamad Mustafa Discusses diseases with farmers_2

Educating farmers on plant diseases

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Training farmers on bitter gourd cultivation

EWS-KT male staff member and female farmer inspect her vermicompost operation.

Inspecting a vermicompost operation

Reports & Resources


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