In late 2007 Cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, killing thousands and destroying almost 660,000 hectares (ha) of crops. In Sidr’s wake, IFDC and the Bangladesh Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) initiated the Improved Livelihood for Sidr-Affected Rice Farmers (ILSAFARM) project in 2008, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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