Components & Activities


The PACE Project has three components:

  1. Financial services for microenterprise: The project will strengthen further the Microenterprise Program of PKSF and will provide sustainable financial services for the expansion of microenterprises (farm, off-farm, trading and service sectors). The outputs of this component are: a) expansion of microenterprise loans for various sectors (e.g. agriculture, off-farm, trading and services); b) piloting of new loan products; and c) capacity building of PKSF and POs in designing and developing of new financial products, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of ME program and application of information technology in management of POs.
  2. Value Chain Development: Under the Value Chain Development component of the project, PKSF will make value chain interventions in various farm, off-farm and service sectors to help upscaling business, adoption of appropriate technologies, enhance productivity and ensure access to markets in a sustainable manner. The outputs of the component are: a) establish and expand value chains of 15 agricultural subsectors (products or group of products) in various parts of the country; b) establish and expand value chains for 15 non-farm manufacturing, processing and service subsectors (products or group of products) in various parts of the country; c) strengthen capacity of PKSF and POs to manage large-scale value chain subprojects; d) enhance capacity of PKSF and POs to identify, advocate and strengthen pro-poor business policies, especially sector specific policies; and e) set up an internet based platform to transact products of microentrepreneurs.
  3. Technology and product adaptation: The project will introduce proven technologies and products (agricultural and off-farm) from Bangladeshi and international sources to the microentrepreneurs. The outputs of this component are: a) resolution of technological problems identified under Value Chain Development component; b) adaptation and dissemination of proven technologies and products; and c) provision for technical assistance.

 

Farm Sector VC sub-projects

Sl. No. Name of VCD sub project Implementing PO Working Areas Direct beneficiaries currently enrolled
Male Female
1 Increase income and employment through Black Bengal goat rearing Wave Foundation Mherpur sadar, Gangni and Mujib nagar uapazila of Meherpur district 0 6,000
2 Increase income and employment of entrepreneurs through milking cow rearing in Char area Society for Social Services (SSS) Tangail sadar, Delduar, Vuapur, Nagarpur, Kalihati of Tangail district 0 5,000
3 Crab culture value chain development project Nowabenki Gonomukhi Foundation (NGF) Shyamnagar, Kaliganj, Asasuni upazila of Satkhira and Paikgacha upazila of Khulna 5279 721
4 Increase entrepreneur’s income and employment creation through year-round beef fattening and fatten cattle marketing Eco-social Development Organization (ESDO) Thakurgaon sadar, Ranisonkoil upazila of Thakurgaon district 4400
5 Improvement of natural fish breeding condition of Halda river Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) Raojan, Hathajari of Chittagong district 3225 234
6 Entrepreneurs creation and increase income through milking cow rearing JAKAS Foundation Panchbibi, Gaibandha 2100 1400
7 Beef fattening value chain development project MBSK Danajpur sadar, Fulbari of Dinajpur district 25 2,225
8 Increase entrepreneur’s income and employment creation through commercially hi-yielding milking cow rearing, increase milk production and milk marketing Social Up-lifment society (SUS) Savar, Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district, Singair, Manikganj 765 1378
9 Increase farmer’s income and employment creation through high production & proper marketing of Mung bean and aromatic rice production Grameen Jono UnnayanSonstha (GJUS) Bhola sadar, Doulatkhan, Borhanuddin, Lalmohon, Charfason of Bhola district 2463 5537
10 Increase farmer’s income and employment creation through Mung bean and Aman rice production by using improved technology Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) Jessore sadar, Bagharpara, Manirampur Upazillaof jessore district Jhinaidaha Sadar, Kaliganj, kotchadpur, Maheshpur upazilla of Jhenaidaha district and Chuadanga Sadar, Jibannagar of Chuadanga sadar district and Magura Sadar upazilla of Maguar district 8322 1678
11 Increasing farmer’s income and livelihood through safe vegetable and Moringa production & marketing Society for Development initiatives (SDI) Dhamrai and singair upazilla of Dhaka and Mmanikgonjdistrict 1538 462
12 Buffalo rearing in improved management Grameen Jono Unnayan Sonstha (GJUS) Bhola sadar, Doulatkhan, Borhanuddin, Lalmohan, Charfashion upazilla of Bholadistrict 7000 0
13 Increase farmer’s income through Mung bean production by using modern technology DAM Foundation for Economic Development (DFED) Barguna sadar upazila of Barguna 1095 2405
14 Increase farmer’s income through Mung bean production by using modern technology Sangathita Gramunnyan Karmasuchi (Sangram) Patharghata, Bamna, Amtali, Betagi upazila of Barguna district 2400 2400
15 Increasing farmer’s income and livelihood through safe vegetable and spices production & marketing Ghasphul Hathazari 2226 774
16 Increase income and employment of Black Bengal goat farmer by market value chain development Muktipath Hathazari, Fatikchori, Chittagong 1026 2474
17 Increase income and employment of Black Bengal goat farmer by market value chain development YPSA Sitakunda, Chittagong 2226 2774
18 Increasing income of farmers by cultivating traditional and high value vegetable following safe production method TMSS Bograsdar and Sahjahanpurupazila of Bogra 4250 750
19 Increasing income of farmers by cultivating traditional and high value vegetable following safe production method Shariatpur Development Society (SDS) Jajira, Vedorganj and Nariaupazila of Shariatpur 3300 700
20 Existing cow cluster development and extension at Tala upazila in Satkhira District through modern technology and management Unnoyon Prochesta Tala & Islamkathi of Satkhira 480 2520
21 Increase farmer’s income through commercial farm establishment of native hen Society for Social Services (SSS) Vuapur & Gopalpur of Tangail 200 4800
22 Employment Creation and Income Generation through Improved Carp-Prawn Mixed Culture and Marketing Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF) Khulna (Dumuria and Rupsha Upazila) and Bagerhat District (Farkirhat Upazila) 1300 1700
23 Employment Creation and Income Generation through Improved Carp-Prawn Mixed Culture and Marketing Nabolok Parishad Bagerhat District (Fakirhat, Bagerhat Sadar and Chitalmari Upazila) 1355 1645
24 Employment Creation and Income Generation through Improved Carp-Prawn Mixed Culture and Marketing Nowabenki Ganomukhi Foundation (NGF) Satkhira District (Shyamnagar, Kaligonj, Asashuni and Kolaroa Upazila) 1495 1505
25 Employment Creation and Income Generation through Improved Carp-Prawn Mixed Culture and Marketing Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) Jessore District (Abhaynagar, Monirampur and Keshabpur Upazila) 1770 1230
26 Employment Creation and Income Generation through Improved Carp-Prawn Mixed Culture and Marketing Satkhira Unnayan Sangstha (SUS) Khulna (Dumuria Upazila) and Satkhira District (Tala Upazila) 1250 1750
27 Employment Creation and Income Generation through Improved Carp-Prawn Mixed Culture and Marketing Shaplaful Bagerhat District (Bagerhat Sadar, Rampal and Mollahat Upazila) 775 425
28 Increase farmer’s income through Development and expansion of dairy cluster National Development Programme (NDP), Sirajgonj Sirajgonj Sadar, Ullapara, Belchuci, Kamarkhandah, Rayganj and Kazipur Upazila of Sirajgonj district 10660 7340
29 Increasing income and improve livelihood of microentrepreneurs by increasing productivity and reducing production cost of aromatic rice. Gram Bikash Kendra-GBK Dinajpur 4000 1000
30 Increasing income and employment generaytion for microentreprenures by rearing of milching cow in Padma river floodplain site. Noria Unnayan Samity Sariatpur 870 3630
31 Increasing income and employment generation for microenterprenure by year-round onion cultivation and marketing Wave Foundation Meherpur 600 900

 

Non-Farm Sector VC sub-projects

Sl. No. Name of VCD sub project Implementing PO Working areas Number of project participants
Male Female
1 Embroidery and dress making by women entrepreneurs Ashrai Tanor, Godagari, Mohanpur, Poba of Rajshahi and chapainababganj sadar of Chapainababganj district 0 3,000
2 Establishment of crab hatchery Nowabenki Gonomukhi Foundation (NGF) Shyamnagar of Satkhira district
3 Increasing income of entrepreneurs and creating employment Small scale shoe industry development People’s Oriented Program Implementation (POPI) Bhoirab of Kishoreganj district 450 50
4 Increasing income and creating employment through production and marketing of Imitation gold jewelleries. Sishu Niloy Foundation (SNF) Maheshpur upazila of Jhinaidah district 281 319
5 Increasing income of honey producers through sustainable honey processing and marketing of honey based products Bangladesh Association for Social Advancement (BASA) Mirjapur, Shokhipur, Modhupur, Ghatail, Gopal pur and Vuapur of Tangail district;Gajipur sadar, Sripur, kaligonj, kapashiya,of Gajipur; Ullapara of Shirajgonj, Sonargaon of Narayangonj Districtr and Koyra of Khulna district 3749 565
6 Medicinal plant value chain development project UDPS Natore 3000 1500
7 Establishing common service centers for the mechanisation of micro shoe industry POPI Bhoirob, Kishorgonj 5035 5030
8 Improve livelihood through power loom introduction DABI Naogaon, Jaypurhat & Bogra 3500 3500
9 Increasing income and creating employment through using fish dryer and organic method to produce pesticide free dry fish. COAST Trust Cox’s Bazaar Sadar & Moheskhali 2500 2500
10 Establishment of Tissue Culture Lab for extension of flower cultivation and supplying quality seedling. Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) Jessore 160

 

Technology Component

Sl. No. Name of sub project on Technology Implementing PO Working areas Number of project participants
Male Female
1 Extension of quadruple crops in same land for increasing productivity of crops in northern part of Bangladesh RDRS, Bangladesh Thakurgaon 400 100
2 Increasing income and employment generation of micro-entrepreneurs through practicing improved technology in mixed carp-prawn culture. JCF, Jessore Dumuria, Rupsa and Fakirhat upazila 1300 1700
3 Increasing income and employment generation of micro-entrepreneurs through practicing improved technology in mixed carp-prawn culture. Nobolok Parisad Fakirhat and Chitolmari Upazila of Bagerhat District 1430 1570
4 Increasing income and employment generation of micro-entrepreneurs through practicing improved technology in mixed carp-prawn culture. Nowabenki Gonomukhi Foundation (NGF) Syamnagar, Kaliganj and Asasuni upazila of Satkhira district 1420 1580
5 Increasing income and employment generation of micro-entrepreneurs through practicing improved technology in mixed carp-prawn culture. RRF, Jessore Ovoynagar, Monirampur and Kasabpur Upazila of Jessore district 1770 1230
6 Increasing income and employment generation of micro-entrepreneurs through practicing improved technology in mixed carp-prawn culture. Sutkhira Unnayan Sangshtya (SUS) Tala of Satkhira and Dumuria of Khulna District 1303 1697
7 Increasing income and employment generation of micro-entrepreneurs through practicing improved technology in mixed carp-prawn culture. Saplaful Fakirhat, Mollahat and Rampal upazila of Bagerhat district 775 425
8 Extension of Vermi-compost production and hydroponic fodder cultivation technology. Unnayan Prochesta Tala, Satkhira 80 70
9 Extension of high yielding Barhi date cultivation Unnayan Prochesta Tala, Satkhira
10 Extension of Fish drier and organic processing of safe dried fish production. Coast Trust Cox’sbazar 50 50
11 Extension of high yielding Barhi date cultivation Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) Sitakundu,
12 Extension of high yielding Barhi date cultivation Family Development Association (FDA) Charfashon, Vola
13 Extension of slate method for sheep rearing DBS Mujibnagar 370 130
14 Extension of high value fruit (Dragon) cultivation technology SSS Tangail 19 1
15 Extension of Black pepper Jinger, and Turmeric cultivation technology in the same land OPCA Fatikchori and Mirsori Upazila of Chittagong district 1000 200