Across the developing world, rural women play a crucial role in agriculture and farming. And Bangladesh, where women exceed 50 percent of the agricultural labour force, is no exception. So it’s no surprise that much of FAO’s work in the country has focused on supporting rural women farmers across a variety of sectors, which include aquaculture, crop, and dairy farming.

Three women tell the story of their successes in smallholder farming through three different FAO projects in Bangladesh: Shipra Bagchi, a shrimp farmer from the Khulna division in south western Bangladesh; Monowara Begum, a crop farmer from Mymensingh, in the north of the country; and Eliza Khan, a dairy farmer from the Rajshahi division in central Bangladesh.

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