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Department of Fisheries

Department of Fisheries, www.fisheries.gov.bd

Address: 13 Shahid Cafdain Monseur Ali Schari, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1000

Tel: 880-2-9562861 Fax: 880-2-9568393
Head of Organization:
Ms. Mahkubur Khan, Director General,
dg@fisheries.gov.bd

Type of Organization: Governmental or ministry-based extension organization

Human Resources:

Major Categories of Extension Staff

Secondary school dip.

2-3 yr. Ag diploma

B.Sc. degree

M.Sc. /Ing. Agr. Deg.

Ph.D. degree

Gender

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

Senior Management Staff

 

 

 

 

2

46

1

50

 

10

Subject Matter Specialists (SMS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field-level Extension Staff

 

 

 

 

27

450

30

351

 

20

Information, Communications & Technology  (ICT) Support Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-Service Training Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Extension Staff: 987

 

 

 

 

29

496

31

401

 

30

Extension Groups and Activities / Organizational Resources / Support Services

Clientele Served/Targeted: Small/medium-scale commercial farmers, Farmers growing shrimp and prawn, Young (adult) farmers, Large commercial farmers, Farmers growing carp and catfish,  Small-scale subsistence farmers, Women farmers, Landless farmers

ICT Staff: 7 total, 3 in print and mass media, 4 in computer-based information technology, 50% have Internet access

Use of ICT: Information bulletins and fact sheets (50000), Audio-visual education material for use by extension staff (5), Extension materials & publications available on-line (20), TV programs (10 per month), radio programs (2 per month)

Training Institutions: university, agriculture schools

Transportation Availability: office motorcycle

Institutional Framework, Linkages and Partnerships

Primary Responsibility for Program Planning: head, branch offices

Primary Linkages: Agricultural Research Organizations, Agricultural Universities, Markets or Exporters, Agricultural Schools, Input Supply Firms, NGOs involved in extension, Other public/semi-public extension organizations

Percent of farmers that belong to farmer or producer organizations: 10

Farmer organizations have a role in: Farmer-to-farmer extension activities, Helping set extension priorities, Specifying extension programs

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