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?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2.6 list of brac enterprises 2009


BRAC Enterprises


Initiated 1978

Description Aarong is one of the most unique

heritage brands for retail clothing, linen,

shoes, accessories and home decor


Total Outlets 9

BRAC Dairy

Initiated 1998

Description BRAC Dairy was established to provide a

fair price for milk to the members of BRAC’s

Village Organisations who invested micro

loans received from BRAC for cows.

Dairy Chilling Centres 100

Artificial Insemination

Initiated 2000

Description Artificial Insemination enterprise was set up

to create synergies with the BRAC Dairy

enterprise as livestock is considered as an

important tool in poverty alleviation.

Service Centres 68

BRAC Poultry

Initiated 1996

Description BRAC Poultry has contributed to the overall

growth of the poultry industry in the country

and created income-generating activities for

millions of rural poor.

Poultry Farms 6

BRAC Feed Mills

Initiated 1999

Description BRAC Feed Mills were established in 1999

with the objective to produce quality feed for

poultry, cattle and fish.

Feed Mills 2

BRAC Broiler Processing & Marketing

Initiated 2001

Description BRAC Broiler Processing & Marketing is

the largest automated plant in Bangladesh

was set up to meet the growing demand for

dressed chicken.

Meat Processed 1600 metric tons (approx.)

BRAC Fisheries

Initiated 1998

Description BRAC Fisheries supplies fish spawn, prawn

PL, fish fry, and fingerling/juvenile in response

to the needs of commercial fish farms that

have emerged due to the decline in wild


Fish Hatcheries 12

BRAC Salt Industries

Initiated 2004

Description Salt Industries was initiated in 2004 to

respond to a public health need - the lack of

iodized salt in the country.

Total Production 11,149 metric tons

BRAC Enterprises Annual Report 2009 41

Sanitary Napkin & Delivery Kit

Initiated 1999

Description Sanitary Napkin and Sterilized Delivery Kit

production centre were setup in 1999 to

answer public health need of rural women in


Production Centres 6

BRAC Cold Storage

Initiated 1980

Description BRAC Cold Storage operates a storage

facility in Comilla district to support farmers

store their harvested yields.

Capacity 4,000 metric tons

BRAC Tea Estates

Initiated 2003

Description BRAC Tea Estates were acquired in 2003

and established as an income- generating

concern where surplus income is diverted to

the development programmes.

Tea Gardens 4

BRAC Sericulture

Initiated 1978

Description BRAC sericulture organises women to

undertake mulberry cultivation, silkworm and

seed production, reeling and spinning of silk

yarn, and weaving and marketing silk.

Land Under Mulberry 2,961

Cultivation (in acres)

BRAC Horticulture

Initiated 1994

Description BRAC Horticulture initiated with a purpose to

produce good quality seedlings and make it

available throughout the country.

Horticulture Nurseries 15

Alternate Energy & Renewables

Initiated Recycled Handmade Paper: 2000; BRAC

Solar: 1998

Description BRAC Recycled Handmade Paper (RHMP)

synthesises paper from materials gathered

from several projects and branch offices

under BRAC, while BRAC Solar installs solar

panels in rural, remote and off-grid areas.

Facilities/unit offices RHMP Production Unit: 1

BRAC Solar Unit Offices: 276

BRAC Printers

Initiated 1977

Description The printing enterprise is a full-service desktop

publishing facility and 80 per cent of its

materials production is for BRAC’s education

programme and office requirements.

BRAC Printing Pack

Initiated 2005

Description The BRAC Printing Pack produces finished

flexible packaging materials and provides

employment to over 100 workers.

Total Production 1500 metric tons (approx

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