Farming Future Bangladesh is a science and evidence-based comprehensive communication and community engagement and empowerment organization aimed to improve access to modern agricultural innovations including crop biotechnology for sustainable food security in Bangladesh. Based in Dhaka, it operates in collaboration with Alliance for Science, Boyce Thomson Institute, Cornell University, and Michigan State University.
FFB shares evidence-based information about the social, economic, and environmental benefits of modern agricultural innovations including the application of modern biotechnology to breed crops, especially those that can boost the nutritional content of staple foods, such as rice enriched with vitamins and minerals. FFB is based on the premise that agricultural innovations are an an important tool to help Bangladesh feed its 160 million people and give farmers and consumers access to safer, healthier, and nutritious food.
FFB is effectively engaging key stakeholders and a community of advocates who are working in a coordinated way to promote access to scientific innovations as a means of enhancing food security, improving environmental sustainability, and raising the quality of life. Other FFB activities include policy advocacy and skill development programs for scientists, agriculture extension officials, faith-based groups, media professionals, competitive media fellowship and a national media awards program; youth engagement and skill development program for public universities in Bangladesh, communication, and outreach for farmers, consumers, medical and nutrition professionals, maintaining an informative website and engaging the masses through print, electronic and social media.
Farming Future Bangladesh is working in coordination and consultation with national and international experts and professionals. Md. Arif Hossain, CEO and Executive Director of Farming Future Bangladesh is leading the organization in close collaboration with the Alliance for Science. The FFB Advisory Board is comprised of national and international scientists and sectoral experts, including Dr. Ronnie Coffman, Dr. Anthony Shelton, Mr. Hamidur Rahman, Dr. Jiban Krishna Biswas, Ms. Michelle Adelman, Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Dr. Karim Maredia, Mr. Abraham Manalo, Dr. Vijay K Ragavan, Dr. Vijay Paranjape, Mr. Brantley Browning and Dr. Sarah Davidson Evanega.