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MTCP2 has reached 8 national farmer organizations and 1 fishers organization, or around 130,000 individual farmers and 100,000 fishers in the country.

Bangladesh Adivasi Samity (BAS)
Address: 9/H Ismail Mansion, 4th floor, Room No: 405, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000
Contact Person: Sri Biswanath Singh, President | Phone: +88- 02- 9559980, Mobile: 01750581389
Email: gip@dhaka.net | Website: www.krishok.org

BAS was established in 1993. It has central, district and upazila level committees. BAS has connection with 15 districts and has organizational base and convening committees. The central committee is comprised of 29 members. It addresses major issues such as land rights of the adivasis, recognition of their constitutional rights, and formation of Land Commission for Adivasis of plain land. The major strengths of the organization are mobilizing and resistance capacity when rights of the adivasi communities are violated. The organization also arranges rallies, press conferences and seminars at district level. BAS also provides legal assistance to the adivasis, they have successful cases of legal battles. BAS has linkages with national and international organizations. At national level, it works with Bangladesh Adivasi Parisian. It is a member of La Via Campesina.

Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF)
Address: 13, Road No. 5, Block-A, Naljani moddhopara, Chandona chourasta, Joydebpur, Gazipur
Contact Person: Golam Sorowor, Finance Secretary, BAFLF
Phone: +8801711951709 | Fax: +88 02 9009019 | Email: baflfbd@gmail.com | Website: http://baflf.blogspot.com

Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF) is a national federation of trade unions of agricultural farm laborers registered as a trade union. BAFLF was established in 1978 for materializing the rights of the farm laborers, ensuring food security and agrarian rights. All the workers under government agriculture farms, especially agricultural research farms, are registered under the banner of BAFLF as there is no other organization in these farms. It envisions an exploitation-free society based on justice, food sovereignty, environmental sustainability, equality and peace. Its mission is to promote workers’ rights as well as human rights, sustainable development of agriculture workers and rural life. It has 100,000 members as of 2012. The national committee, comprised of 56 members, is the highest decision making body of the organization. There is an executive committee composed of 23 members. All basic union representatives are members of the national committee and the executive committee elected in the national conference.

Bangladesh Bhumihin Samity (BBS)
Address: 16/17 Adarsha Chayaneer, Ring Road, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207
Contact Person: Subal Sarkar, General Secretary | Phone: +88 01711183597 | Email: bbsbangla@yahoo.com

Bangladesh Buminhin Samity (BBS) was established in 1982 to protect the rights of rural workers and establish a state for the landless imbued with class spirit. BBS was established by a group activist to save agriculture, agricultural land and peasants against all kinds of oppression and also to establish a radical organization of workers at rural and urban areas. It has 81 national committee members and 19 executive committee members. Besides the national committee and executive committee, BBS has committees in 15 districts and 61 upazilas. The major activities of the organization are mobilizing the rural landless people to materialize demands for fair price of agriculture products, increase subsidy in agriculture, and increase budgetary allocation for agriculture. BBS publishes a newsletter and leaflets that are distributed at the district level.

Bangladesh Kirishani Sabha (BKS)
Address: 9/H Ismail Mansion, 4th floor, Room No: 405, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000.
Contact Person: Sabina Yesmin | Phone: +88- 02- 9559980; Mobile: 01729962370 | Email: gip@dhaka.net | Website: www.krishok.org

BKS is a membership-based organized founded in 1996. It addresses problems of peasants of Bangladesh such as water and irrigation problems, fair price of agricultural products, recognition of women farmers, and right to seeds.

Bangladesh Krishok Federation (BKF)
Address: 9/H Ismail Mansion, 4th floor, Room No: 405, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000.
Contact Person: Badrul Alam Khan, President | Phone: +88- 02- 9559980 | Mobile: 01714010713
Email: gip@dhaka.net | Website: www.krishok.org

BKF is a membership-based organization founded in 1976 as a peasant wing of the Communist Party of Bangladesh-Marxist Leninist (CPB-ML). The national committee of the organization is the highest decision making body, comprising 31 members. The central committee comprising 25 members is accountable to the national committee. It has good contact with grassroots in 20 districts and has good organization in 10 districts such as Kurigram, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Khulna, Patuakhli, Bhola, Barisal, Mymrnsingh and Satkhira. It addresses critical issues of food sovereignty, agrarian reform and climate change. It is a member of La Via Campasina and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC). It has experience in khas land distribution and occupation of khas land in Bhola and Kurigram district.

Bangladesh Krishok Federation – Jayed Iqbal (BKF-JI)
Address: 1721 South Rayerbagh, Kadamtali, Dhaka 1362
Contact Person: Jayed Iqbal Khan, General Secretary | Phone: +088-01911-039933

BKF was founded in 1976 in Jayram village of then Pabna district. Mr. Jayed Iqbal, working as general secretary of BKF-JI since 2006, is a son of late AbdusSattar Khan, the founding president of BKF. The goal of the organization is to establish a single platform for all kinds of peasants, marginal, big, medium and day laborers in a view to establishing an independent peasant movement. BKF-JI is a membership-based organization at all levels. In 2006, there were committees in 31 districts and organizational members of 600,000. BKF has been successful in establishing the rights of landless peasants in khas land distribution in coastal chars of Patuakhali district. At present, organization succeeded to include landless peasants in upazilas of Patuakhali district as members of Upazila Khas land distribution committee. It addresses critical issues such as ensuring fair price of agricultural products, lack of adequate government budget for agriculture, distribution of khas land to landless farmers, and fixing the ceiling of ownership of land.

COAST Trust (Coastal Farmers’ Association–CFA)
Address: COAST Trust, House# 13 (1st Floor) Metro Melody, Road# 2, Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Contact Person: Mr. Mizanur Rahman, Coordinator, COAST Trust
Phone: (88 02) 8125181,9118435 | Fax: (88 02) 9129395
Email: info@coastbd.org | Website: http://www.coastbd.org

CFA is an outcome of a project titled Coastal Technology Transfer Program (CITEP) implemented by COAST Trust. It has started its journey as an independent farmers’ organization since 2009. There are 180 farmers’ groups in CFA in 3 districts, Bhola, Noakhali and Cox’s Bazar, comprising 15 to 20 Executive Members in a group. The total number of members is 36,000; among them 80% male and 20% female. There is a ward committee, a union committee and an upazila committee in CFA. Its major activities include mobilization to materialize the rights of farmers, technology transfer and establishing linkage with government services. It has transferred 14 technologies to the farmers and it is mostly related with organic/natural agriculture. It addresses critical issues of seeds, land, fair price of agricultural products and adaptive technology for climate change.

Kendrio Krishok Moitree (KKM)
Address: College Road, Usman Pur, Ghiraghat, Dinajpur
Contact Person: Ala Uddin, Member, Central Committee | Mobile: +88 01718-628302

KKM was founded in 2009 as an outcome of the project Food Security for Sustainable Household Livelihood (FOSHOL) funded by European Commission (EC) and Action Aid Bangladesh for the period of 2005-2009 in 7 districts of Bangladesh. The main objective of the project was to provide food security support/assistance to 21,556 poor households dependent on agriculture. KKM’s goal is to materialize the rights of deprived and marginalized farmers, ensure food security, materialize the dignity and recognition of women farmers, sustainable livelihood, pro-farmer policies and working for dignity and well-being in the life of farmers through strengthening the organization of farmers and also by forming national coalition of farmers in Bangladesh. KKM is comprised of 31 union federations of 837 village level (krishok deal) farmer groups under 10 upazilas of 7 districts. It is comprised of 90 elected members of 31 union federations. At village level there are 25 to 40 farmers. At national level, KKM has taken initiatives to form national forum of farmers titled Sara Bangle KrishokJote (All Bengal Farmers Forum). At international level, KKM received membership from Asian Farmers Association (AFA). As of 2009, the number of members in KKM is 21,556, 40% of whom are women.

Labour Resource Centre (LRC)
Address: 8/A/1, Floor: C7, Road: 14 (New), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
Contact Person: Shibli Anowar, General Secretary
Phone: +88 01711 565998, +88 8127759 | Email: _labourrc@gmail.com, anowarn@yahoo.com

LRC was founded in 2005 and got registration from NGO Affairs Bureau in 2007. It was formed with a view to expanding the work on large informal sector workers in rural Bangladesh. It is working to organize the landless people including agriculture labors, rural workers, garment workers, slum dwellers and other marginalized groups of society to establish their legitimate rights in society. It has members in 58 upazilas under 19 districts under 27 sub-centers as of 2009. The number of members was 3,20,987 from November 2001 to June 2009. It addresses issues of capital, seed, and fair price of agricultural produce.

Bangaldesh Fish Workers Alliance (BFWA)
Address: C/O: COAST Trust, House# 13 (1st Floor) Metro Melody, Road# 2, Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh.
Contact Person: Mr. Mujibul Haque Munir, National Coordinator
Phone: (88 02) 8125181,9118435 | Fax: (88 02) 9129395
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BDfishworkers

Bangladesh Fish Workers Alliance is a platform of the small scale fishers of Bangladesh. It has been working since 2009, but the organized structure took into place as a result of a National Level Consultation on Small Scale Fisheries in 2012 funded by IFAD. BFWA is fully run and managed democratically by the fishers. There is a clear definition on small scale fishers. BFWA is a member of World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP). BFWA mainly mobilizes fishers on their rights and duties. It also implements local and national mobilizations for the interests of fishers. It has about 150,000 members in five regions.

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