F2F Partner Wins Gold Medal for Improved Water Recycling System

| Winrock International

Through a country-wide competitive process, the Modhumoty Fish Hatchery was awarded the National Award and received the Gold Medal* from the Government of Bangladesh’s  Prime Minister in celebration of National Fish Week 2017. This award showcases the hatchery’s significant contribution in aquaculture through quality fish hatchling production by adopting new technologies related to water recycling and reducing pressure on underground water. Because of these achievements, the hatchery now serves as a role model to other Bangladesh hatcheries to improve water recycling and sustainability in the aquaculture hatchery business.

Enhancing Opportunities and Quality Education for Students

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Since 2013, Winrock International has mobilized eight volunteers representing six US universities through the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program, to help to strengthen the College of Agriculture Sciences at the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) in Bangladesh. As part of its countrywide outreach, IUBAT cooperates with 216 public and private Agriculture Training Institutes (ATIs) that enroll 20,000 students each year. F2F fielded four volunteers in collaboration with IUBAT to train 22 principals and teachers from 12 ATIs around the country on agriculture education management, pedagogy, agriculture extension, and communication.

Former Winrock Volunteer Tells All

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For the last 26 years, Winrock has facilitated more than 5,000 volunteer assignments in 58 countries as part of the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program – but what does volunteering mean in a development context? Who typically volunteers with Winrock, and what do they do? Jen Snow, Winrock’s associate director of volunteer programs, tells us more.