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New land, new life: a success story of new land resettlement in Bangladesh.

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The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna deltas has newly emerged 'char' islands, which are very vulnerable, socially, institutionally and environmentally. This book explains how the governments of Bangladesh and the Netherlands cooperated on a land-based rural development project to give settlers security and purpose. The 13 chapters in this book are based on experience gathered from implementing the Char D...


Chapter 10 (Page no: 79)

Environmental improvement with trees.

To complement the protection provided by the embankments and other infrastructure, the Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) in Bangladesh, in cooperation with the Forest Department, established protective plantations of trees on mud flats, foreshores and embankments using a social forestry approach. In line with the forest policy, social forestry is promoted by giving priority to poorer communities and poorer members of the community in the allocation of contracts for tree plantation. Women and poor people who do not have a land-based source of income are employed on a priority basis in nurseries, plantations, forest management, harvesting and industrial work. This chapter introduces the different types of social forestry programmes included in the CDSP-IV (homestead plantations; embankment, roadside, canal, foreshore and block plantations; and mangrove forest management), and describes the formation of the Social Forestry Groups. Given the importance of afforestation in the process of coping with the increasing consequences of climate change, it is essential that the knowledge and information this Social Forestry Program carries is widely distributed among the coastal population, the Forest Department and the involved NGOs.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The coastal chars of Bangladesh. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 3) The birth of CDSP-IV. Author(s): Sarker, K. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Managing char development and settlement: a complex process. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 25) Involving the communities and civil society. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 37) Role of women in development. Author(s): Begum, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 43) Developing the infrastructure. Author(s): Chakraborty, M. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 56) The land settlement process. Author(s): Karim, M. R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 64) The power of agriculture. Author(s): Karim, M. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 74) Money matters - savings and loans. Author(s): Sarker, K. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 85) Income and quality of life. Author(s): Sarker, K. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 91) Our pride. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 95) When the project leaves. Author(s): Haider, N. Jenkins, A.