School of Farmers


School of farmers is an educational project that’s aim to give the light of education to farmers so that they can contribute in agriculture sector to a country’s development and keep peace with the changing world. Do you think what a country’s risk is? I think lack of education risk is the main risk in the present technological and small world. In a developing country agriculture is an important part of the country. There are lots of people depend on this sector and most of the people is illiterate. In developing country it is sustained mostly, although the country’s economy depend on them. So I think if we minimize this risk and take this opportunity to develop the country as develop the farmers mind from darkness. And others, opportunity will be gather by this project.
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Problems Regarding the Project:

Bangladesh is a low income developing country and now heading toward vision 2021 as developing country. Bangladesh already gained lots of parameter to developing country like MDGs goals and continue for SDGs goals. But it is sorrow that the contribution of agriculture is now decreasing. According to the World Bank, in 2014 the contribution of agriculture to GDP is 16.11% and in 2015, it was decreasing to 15.51% to GDP. On the other hand, in the industrial sector the contribution of industry to GDP in 2014 27.61% to in 2015 28.15. So it is alarming for future sustainable development Bangladesh as Bangladesh is a developing agriculture based country and lots of people is related with this field.

According to the economist W. Arthur Lewis theory of economic development[1] (explains the growth of a developing economy in terms of a labor transition between two sectors, the capitalist sector and the subsistence sector), the dual economy (one is agriculture and another is Industry) of Bangladesh is going well. But as Bangladesh is a developing country, there is a problem that dual economic growth process could be stopped by the Ricardo-Schultz food problem[2] before reaching the development level.

As Bangladesh is large populated country, we need lots of food. If we face food problem, we have to import lots of food. By this way we have to cost lots of money to buy food for large amount of people. We lost our capital for investment and development will be stumbled. This is the great problem for future Bangladesh. We need to emphasize to develop the agriculture sector.

Secondly, in the agriculture sector, there are lots of problem that is barred our development. That’s are:

1) Illiterate problem: if want to develop a country, we need to develop our education. There is no alternative over education. Farmers are the agent of development for any developing economy like Bangladesh. If they are illiterate, it is not possible for government to develop the nation without this majority group. School of Farmers literacy programme and rights training workshops provide workers with the means to organize themselves and to improve their educational and practical skills, both of which will equip them to better demand that their rights to be respected.

2) Lack of adaptation of modern agriculture technology: Day by day technology makes easy anything. Agriculture development is largely depend on it. So we need to use this for future development. So we have to train our farmers to use this for farming and future development.

3) Lack of farmers’ knowledge about market as they are lost their major profit: In Bangladesh farmers do not aware about market. So they cut out the price for local demand or syndicate and lost the major profit.

4) Lack of knowledge about financing, investment and banking as farmers do not understand how to get credit from bank easily and make investment in field: The knowledge of bank and investment is important for development. Most of the farmers need credit for their business or agriculture. They have to understand the financing and bank. So this problem deprived them to take big development project.

5) Inequality among farmers as lack of women participation in farming (gender discrimination): women participation is one of the important issue in nowadays. There are lots of possible area where women are doing amazing job in agriculture sector. So we have to concentrate women participation and rights in agriculture sector so that development can be fulfilled.

6) Lack of knowledge in family planning and development among farmers family: In Bangladesh perspective farmer’s family deprived from proper education, health, nutrition, sanitation etc. so they need proper family planning knowledge to better live.

7) It is very hard to implement any government policy to the illiterate farmers: when farmers are illiterate, the government cannot implement any development policy in our country. In the favor of government, it is impossible to handle the large number of people. A practical example is: Mr. Kashem is a farmer. He do not read or write. He harvested lot of lands with his own land. One day an agricultural regional officer come to kahsem to know about leaf color chart method to reduce the use of insecticides. But when he wanted to make understand to kashem did not read the color name of the chart and officer was failed to learn the method. By this Kashem waste lot of insecticides to the land and also land and environment is in endangered for the over use of insecticides. The main reason of this event is lack of basic education of farmers is hampered of long term national development issue. So Kashem need enough education to conduct the sustainable development.

8) Environment pollution and climate change is happing because of unconsciousness among farmers as farmers use over insecticides in field: Large parts of environment is polluted by air, water and soil pollution. Farmers are used over insecticides in field and environment is polluted.

10) Food poising as farmers do not understand the injurious about food poising impact and lack of knowledge about natural freezing any product or related issue: Peoples of Bangladesh are so anxious about their foods. Thus there are lots of problem happing in health and people’s life is injurious. For big contribution perspective, the farmers need to knowledge about natural agriculture system and make a relationship with customer and farmers. When this relation raise equilibrium position of supply and demand of two parties, we will get best result for future Bangladesh.

Lack of understating about the importance of agriculture sector in Bangladesh. We all are trying to industrial sector development. It is important for a country but if we cannot develop both of industrial and agriculture development simultaneously, we will face food problem for the large amount of population in Bangladesh.

The main hindrance for Vision 2021 development plan for Bangladesh is sustainable development. We have to develop per level of living development if we want to develop the whole nation. So agriculture sector development is must towards vision 2021.



[1] See details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-sector_model
[2] See details: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/1979/schultz-lecture.html

Mission:

To give the light of education to farmers so that they can contribute in agriculture sector to a country’s development and keep peace with the changing world.IMG_1506.JPG The-schools-provide-primary-education-but-also-run-training-courses-for-adults-in-subjects-such-as-sustainable-farming-women’s-rights-marketing-nutrition-and-adaption-to-climate-change-960x540.jpg


The problems or risk regarding to this project:
Illiteracy is the curse in any country. If it is sustained in the most part of country’s people who are farmers and great contributor of a country’s development. This farmers do not know the basic education and lack of technological, ecological and different diversified knowledge about agricultural. So in this modern age it is not possible to develop the agricultural level or total countries development without this large number of population. So Indeed proper education among farmers is very important to sustainable development.


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Story of a Farmer (Kashem) in Bangladesh:
Mr. Kashem is a farmer. He do not read or write. He harvested lot of lands with his own land. One day an agricultural regional officer come to kahsem to know about leaf color chart method to reduce the use of insecticides. But when he wanted to make understand to kashem did not read the color name of the chart and officer was failed to learn the method. By this Kashem waste lot of insecticides to the land and also land and environment is in endangered for the over use of insecticides. The main reason of this event is lack of basic education of farmers is hampered of long term national development issue. So Kashem need enough education to conduct the sustainable development.

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Description of the project:
Over 80% of Bangladesh's workforce is rural, yet the vast majority are extremely poor, illiterate and politically marginalized. These farmers live in harsh and degrading conditions, earning a pittance working for landlords. Their situation is worsened through an absence of political and social awareness and a lack of capacity to defend their rights. As a result of this they are often exploited and oppressed. Women face an even more difficult situation due to the persistence of conservative religious structures that serve to oppress women, and School of Farmers works to increase women's awareness and rights and campaigns to eliminate the discrepancy between treatment of women and men.
School of Farmers believe literacy is a catalyst for the empowerment of the rural laborers and small farmers. School of Farmers literacy programme and rights training workshops provide workers with the means to organize themselves and to improve their educational and practical skills, both of which will equip them to better demand that their rights to be respected.
What should be included in our project?
We are included some of things that is important to a farmer to continue his/her personal life and in an agricultural level in his/her country. The things are:
1) Basic education so that a farmer can read, write and understand any things.
2) Agricultural related information so that he/she can be up-to-date with the modern technology.
3) Spreading the local farmers invention (new agricultural technology, method or materials) among others farmers.
4) Make awareness about gender equality so that men and women both can contribute in the agricultural industry.
5) How to get credit from a bank or financial institution easily and procedure so that he/she can invest more in agricultural (As we know that lack of credit is most important problems in our country).
6) Make awareness about natural disaster so that their crops or agricultural products do not damage. And they also conscious about current weather and timeline.
7) Give some basic financial knowledge so that a farmer can make accountability in his/her agricultural business.
8) Give information about current market and planned road transportation system so that a farmer can distribute his/her product with best way and good price.
9) Give knowledge about varieties products to harvest in his/her field (we know in our country some seasons farmers are work less. So they feel disappointed with their family so multi products need to get new jobs).
10) Informed about new Innovation agricultural system and applied
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How do perform our project?
We will create youth community in every village in our country those who have high school education in a voluntary basis. Then we will give training about our portfolio so that they can give training to the local farmers. We also perform some big campaign to make awareness and collect information about school of farmer’s project. The project will be field school at anywhere where it is comfortable.


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