In order to harness the learnings of Phase 3 till now, Katalyst’s Maize sector organised results dissemination workshops in Barisal and Faridpur on 24 and 25 January respectively. Attendees included Deputy Director of DAE, UAOs, and representatives of input supplying companies, maize contractors, maize traders, retailers and farmers.
The events started with a presentation from the sector team, covering the rationale of increasing maize cultivation, Katalyst’s objectives for the phase, interventions implemented in each region and issues faced while working towards our goals. This was followed by a panel discussion through which government agencies expressed their intention to aid regional maize market stakeholders to achieve higher productivity and increased production. Future strategies to keep fair, stable prices for farmers were also discussed.