A training on organic farming and environment protection was organised at Rakhalgachi in Bagerhat,14 March 2023. Women groups’ members who are directly engaged in agriculture participated in the training. The main purpose of the training was to make women farmers aware of organic agriculture cropping and its advantages, which ultimately led to economic transition.
In the training sessions, women farmers learned about the organic fertilizer made by rotting cow dung, straw, vegetable peels, garbage etc. Production processes include shortage of garbage for at least one month, cow dung and straw rotting in pits is required to prepare organic fertilizer. They also understood how organic fertilizers give more yield and production costs are less, how this cropping ensures social ecology.
According to the evaluation sheets, 20 out of 30 women farmers learned about the health risks of chemical fertilizers and decided to grow vegetables organically. All of the 30 participants learned about the method of making organic fertilizers and have decided to grow gourd, cucumber and bitter gourd in the organic method. 10 out of total 30 women will explain to their husband about the organic farming method and decide to farm in this method. 15 out of 26 women farmers decided to grow vegetables organically in their backyard.