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REAP Success Story: Improving Livelihoods of Rural Farmers in Bangladesh

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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.