glad to note that BRDB is publishing an inter-
active Website accessible at www.brdb.gov.bd. Hosting & publishing website
by any organization represents its presentation in the modern age
of Information Technology (IT). The website is an
important document of BRDB to be used as a useful
reference for development practitioners , promoters, researchers,
policymakers and development partners engaged in the field of rural development
and poverty alleviation.
Rural Development Programme (IRDP) was initiated as a National Programme in
May,1971 with the aim to replicate the Comilla Model Two-tier
Cooperative evolved by Dr. Akhter Hamid Khan scholar & policy thinker Dr.
A.Khan across the country for an integrated efforts to rural development in
Bangladesh. The IRDP was transferred into Bangladesh Rural Development
Board(BRDB) by an ordinance No. LIII of 1982 with effect from 13 December,1982
in order to consolidate the Two-tier Cooperative Programme & respond to the
needs of the vast poor rural communities.
BRDB is the largest public sector organization engaged in rural development and
poverty reduction in Bangladesh .Initially it started journey with the
small and marginal farmers organizing them into Two–tier Cooperatives (TCCA–KSS
) net work and assisted them with training ,credit, marketing and other
technological supports to promote agricultural growth in the country. The
Two-tier coop. efforts yielded a tremendous impact to reach the country to a state of attaining near food self sufficiency.
has successfully completed 70 projects aimed at modernizing
agriculture, women empowerment and poverty reduction. At present BRDB has been
implementing 4 projects beyond its main scheme Two-tier Cooperatives programme
to help reducing rural poverty & rural entrepreneurship development . The
all-out efforts and initiatives of BRDB along with the consequent outputs/
outcomes/ impacts have been well documented in the website.
very much delighted to note further that the website will facilitate instant
sharing of our experiences by the world community. I welcome you all to
visit our inter-active Website. Looking forward
for valuable comments which would be highly appreciated to
enrich and update the publication . For more details
please feel free to contact us.