Objective of this project is to strengthen capacities of small/marginal farmer organizations representing most deprived communities in South/South East Asia (S&SEA), to engage and impact local, national and regional policy dialogue on food and nutrition security (F&NS).
The project is funded by DanChurchAid (DCA) and implemented in two sub-districts (Durgapur and Kalmakanda) of Netrakona district. Main activities in the bygone period were to recruit and train staff and organize farmers groups in this two sub- districts. Target number of HHs is 19, 699 and 100 farmers group have been formed having 2555 members. Initially, a sub- district level meeting was organized to disseminate objectives and information about the project. In the bygone period, about 147 village-level courtyard meetings were organized and farmers were sensitized about their rights, government Food security policy, rules and procedures; identification of food insecure
groups, indigenous farming practices, agriculture technologies and importance of establishing a right to food network in this area. Staffs were provided ToT on social Audit, case documentation and policy gap analysis. Apart from that, a district-level farmers training was organized to sensitize farmers to strengthen their own organization, why right to food has been violated, understanding five pillars of Food Security
On June 19, 2016, Dr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Deputy Managing Director (Admin), PKSF, handed over the cheque of PFSF grant to Dr. Masudul Quader PhD, CEO, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK). PKSF granted BDT 60 lac to seven different organizations as part of its socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development Programme. Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is one of them. Socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development programme, is a new initiative of PKSF. Under the programme, PKSF aims to donate 0.01 percent of its yearly budget to different development organizations. This grant of 1.5 million taka will support Nayan Jogi Asrom and Orphanage at Chandigar in Durgapur of Netrakona district.