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Story and pictures contributed by Sadman Sadek, Country Engagement Coordinator, Bangladesh
An unpredictable summer storm in southwest Bangladesh last April caused many farmers, like Abdul Mannan, to make some tough decisions. The government of Bangladesh estimates about 1.2 million tons of rice was lost because farmers were forced to harvest their paddy crop sooner than expected, which created a labor shortage and an increase in labor wages. The farmers had to decide whether to harvest the remaining paddy, or take the time to sell their already harvested crops before they were lost?
The first time she sold her vegetable produce through Digital Green’s new Loop App, in February 2016, Veema Devi of Rajkhavampur village in Samastipur district, Bihar, India, was apprehensive that she would earn as much money as when she sold it herself. Though she had more produce available, she sent only radishes to the market through her aggregator, Devinder Singh. By early afternoon, Devinder returned with her earnings and receipt. The price was competitive, and Veema saved six hours by not traveling to the market herself. Veema now uses Loop regularly, selling radishes, okra, tomatoes, and other vegetables.
Story and pictures contributed by Raushan Kumar, Program Manager, Bihar
(ed. Susan Thomas, Communications Manager)
About twenty women were packed into a small room in Dharahara village, Banmankhi block of Purnea district of Bihar, and concentrating on a video about the practice of Systematic Rice Intensification (SRI) for an improved yield of paddy being projected onto a white sheet pinned to the wall.