Accelerating Vegetable Productivity Improvement Project



AVPI aims to boost the knowledge and income of women vegetable and fruit farmers in southern Bangladesh. The project is funded by the Walmart Foundation.


woman showing vegetables in marketplace

Improving FDP in Bangladesh

The project (2016-2018) works with women vegetable and fruit farmers, supported by work with the Department of Agriculture Extension and agro-input dealers, to improve the use of fertilizer deep placement (FDP) and protected seedling cultivation with water-saving irrigation, along with other associated good agricultural practices. Furthermore, the project surveys market hubs and works to build producer awareness of evolving market requirements and standards for vegetables and fruits.