Welcome to USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity

The USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activtity (Ag Extension Project) is implemented by Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) in consortium with CARE Bangladesh and mPower implementing this project. The 5-year project has began on October 23, 2012 and is scheduled to end on October 22, 2017. The project is working in 12 districts in the southwest and central areas of Bangladesh (Barisal, Jessore, and Khulna regions) to support in implementing various capacity building activities and fostering a farmer demand-driven agricultural extension system, synergized by the use of information communication technology (ICT) to improve farmers’ access to quality ag inputs, improved technologies and management practices with access to finance and market opportunities. A key emphasis of the project is to work closely with the Government of Bangladesh also to identify and address the gaps in existing agricultural extension systems and to strengthen the capacity of DAE to deliver effective, innovative and value chain-based extension services, and to provide enhanced support to smallholder farmers – both men and women. Read More…..

Projects Heighlights

The Ag Extension Project welcomes its new COP

The USAID Ag Extension Support Activity (Ag Extension Project) is a USAID Forward project. It is led by a local organization – Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) with technical partners CARE Bangladesh andRead More...

The US Ambassador and the Minister of Fisheries and Livestock visited the Dairy farmer groups of the Ag Extension Project at Lebutola, Jessore

Ms. Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh and Mr. Muhammed Sayedul Hoque, MP, Honorable Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh visited the Dairy Farmer Producer Groups (FPGs) of theRead More...

DG, DAE visited the Ag Extension Project to monitor the collaborative activities of DAE and the project

The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and the USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity (Ag Extension Project)implemented by Dhaka Ahsania Mission with technical partners CARE Bangladesh and mPowerare working together to strengthen theRead More...

Stories of Change

Project ICT Support: A new Hope for the Smallholder Farmers

The USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity (Ag Extension Project) is implemented by Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) with technical partners CARE Bangladesh and mPower in 12 districts of the central and southwest areasRead More...

Farmer Leader applies his new knowledge of fishery techniques

The Gopalpur Fish Producer Group of Mirzanagar Village of Number One Trimohoni Union of Keshabpur Upazila of Jessore District is led by Abdus Sattar; a 40 year old farmer. He has beenRead More...

Khandakar Abdul Kader recognizes the power of group

Khandakar Abdul Kader is a fish farmer of the Pashchim Khatura Kathi, Ek Number Rai Pasha Korapur Union of Barisal Sadar Upazila of District Barisal. He is involved with the USAID AgriculturalRead More...

Recent Activities

A-Card launched in Khulna by USAID Ag Extension Project with Bank Asia and a Local NGO

The A-Card initiative is a unique initiative of the USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity (AESA) project where the farmers are getting agricultural loans directly from the commercial Bank – Bank Asia withRead More...

Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Economic Development and Cooperation in Khulna on 23 February 2017

The USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity works within the 12 FtF (Feed the Future) program districts in southwest and central Bangladesh in order to sustainably improve the food security and nutrition situationRead More...

Agricultural Toolkit and Certificates Provided to the Local Service Providers and Retailers

The USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity and the public and private partner institutions provided training completion certificates and agricultural toolkit to the project supported Local Service Providers (LSPS) and Retailers. The USAIDRead More...