Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

REAP Success Story: Improving Livelihoods of Rural Farmers in Bangladesh


The Rural Enterprise for Alleviating Poverty (REAP) Project was funded by USDA and implemented by Winrock International.

REAP assisted poor and marginal farmers in the mid-north region of Bangladesh who had been using their small water-body and land resources in a traditional way that resulted in a poor yield. The project worked with farmers to enhance productivity of aquaculture in ponds and horticulture on pond-dikes and homestead land. More than 2,200 farmers benefited from enhanced production of horticultural crops in their pond-dikes and homestead land and earned more than double their previous incomes.