Early Harvest of Monsoon Rice to Address Seasonal Hunger in Northwest Bangladesh

Bangladesh experiences high hunger rates, especially seasonally. Short duration varieties and direct seeding of rice were introduced to farmers in Northwest Bangladesh during the monsoon season to overcome seasonal hunger. These technology options allow early harvest, which increases household food security and livelihood opportunities during and beyond the hunger season. This article details the study and the effects of the technology options.

Palis, F.G., Malabayabas, A.J.B., Singleton, G.R., Mazid, M.A., & Johnson, D.E. Food Security (March 2016) pp.1–15.