Imams can play a significant role in disseminating agricultural innovations. Framing Future Bangladesh (FFB) has engaged Imams and Imam Training Academy (ITA) officials to educate them about modern agricultural innovations, including crop biotechnology so that they can educate and engage the community to avail the benefits of agricultural innovations for sustainable food security. The trained Imams are currently working in their community to disseminate the message during prayers and community discussions. FFB supports them with evidence-based Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials for consistent messaging.
Faith Shariah Expert Engagement
The leading Islamic Sharia scholars in Bangladesh are closely working with FFB to promote the progress of agricultural innovations and the importance of access to agricultural innovations, highlighting the treatment and support of Islamic beliefs and sharia.
Imams selected for the Grassroot Outreach program receive Training of Trainers (ToT) from Farming Future Bangladesh and are assigned by Imam Training Academy (ITA). Through the outreach programs, during the khutba and Islamic lectures, Imams share evidence-based information focusing on the acceptance of modern agricultural innovation and technology in considering religious views especially aligned with the Islamic references to the grassroots farmers and the beneficiaries.