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?

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)

No comments:

Post a Comment