20th century intelligence - ending poverty of half world without electricity -although Keynes 1936 (last capter general theiry money inetrest emplymen) asked Economists to take hipocrati oath as the profession that ended extreme poverty, most economists did the opposite. Whats not understandable is how educatirs failed to catalogue the lessons of the handful who bottom-up empowered vilages to collaboratively end poverty. There are mainly 2 inteligences to understand- Borlaug on food; fazle abed on everything that raised life expectancy in tropical viage asia from low 40s to 60s (about 7 below norm of living with electricity and telecomes). Between 1972 and 2001, Abed's lessons catalogued in this mooc had largelu built the nation of Bangladesh and been replicated with help of Unicef's James Grant acroo most tropical asian areas. What's exciting is the valley's mr ad mrs steve jobs invted Fazle Abed to share inteligences 2001 at his 65th birthday party. The Jobs and frineds promised to integrate abed's inteligence into neighborhod university stanfrd which in any event wanted Jobs next great leap the iphone. The Valley told abed to start a university so that women graduates from poor and rich nations could blend inteligence as Abed's bottom of the pyramid vilage began their journey of leapfrog modles now that gridd infarstructures were ni longer needed for sdiar and mobile. Abed could also help redesign the millennium goals which were being greenwashed into a shared worldwide system coding frame by 2016. There re at Abed's 80th birtday party , the easy bitwas checking this mooc was uptodate. The hard bit - what did Abed mean by his wish to headhunt a taiwanese american to head the university's 3rd decade starting 2020?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

huni2.1 rice

context as explained in 2009 brac annual report

 Another example of a backward-linking social enterprise

is the BRAC vegetable seed initiative. At present, half a

million of our borrowers grow vegetables as their principal

income generation activity. These women needed seeds

to improve their production so we established a seed

multiplication enterprise. We not only provide quality

vegetable seeds but produce hybrid rice and maize

seeds for poor farmers. Today we are the largest

producer of seeds in Bangladesh.


latest news may 2021

of all borlaug's grreen revolutions that applied to rice across asia saved hundreds of millions from starvation- rice local production first multiplied in japan taiwan korea of 1950s

-here is abed 2008 complimenting rockeller for supporting birth of irri collab philipines 1960

however when brac was born in 1972 chinese villages who abed sought knowledge from on barefoot medics were also collaborating in miracle rice - this report from china 2021 shows the urgemcy of rice efficiency replication in 1970s -our estimates show over 30 million chinese died of starvation in 1960s- 

the organisation system way china replicates any miracle solution endding villagre poverty is different from abed's social business microfranchising but anyone who fails to understad both urgency of need on continent asia 1970s to 1995 and why community solutions were often swapped is at best uniformed

Tens of thousands of mourners from across China flocked to the funeral of 

Yuan Longping
 in the central city of Changsha on Monday in a spontaneous outpouring of public grief for the agronomist and national hero known as “the father of hybrid rice”.

Millions more paid their last respects at a state-sanctioned virtual funeral held online for Yuan after he 

died of organ failure aged 90
 on Saturday, a beloved figure credited with saving tens of millions from hunger in China as well as developing countries across Asia and Africa.

The scale of mass mourning was reminiscent of the funerals of only a few Chinese leaders in modern history, and the crowds of grieving younger people underscored the deep regard for him across generations.

compass goal 2 - 6 main hunicorns of abed and billion asian women who ended extreme poverty 1970-2019
as our diaries from the economist show up to death of jf kennedy americans cheered on across asia - less about the mission impossible hope that moon landing would convey on future industrial revolutions, hugely about borlaug sharing his agricultural revolution and on far east coasts demings engineering revolutions

after kennedy washington dc exponentially lost livesmatter collaborations at home and across asia - fortunately abed as region ceo engineer for dutch oil company maintained joyous connections with netherlands, uk, japan by now what asia rising needed most from agricultural revolutions was something asian poorest women villagers could miraculously network with abed alumni

Monday, November 20, 2017

2.1 rice update 2009

 Achievements 2009

Our research has resulted in the development of 3 new

varieties of hybrid rice - HB 9, Shakti 2, and Aloron 2

Over 5, 500 metric tons of our high quality seeds were

marketed through commercial distributors

Our work in Cyclone Sidr-affected areas showed that:

- the proportion of individuals reporting that they could

eat three meals a day increased from 55% in 2008 to

70% in 2009

- hybrid rice farming demonstrations in the coastal

areas showed the potential of three fold increase in

productivity and four-fold increase in profits compared

to farmers’ current practices

In monga affected areas, we introduced fast-growing rice

varieties to create space for a three-crop regime from the

existing two - thereby raising profits and creating 65 more

person days of employment per hectare

We mobilised a USD 75 million refinancing facility from the

Bangladesh Bank to take credit and extension service to

tenant farmers (sharecroppers)