Agricultural Development in Comprehensive Village Development Program (CVDP) Area and Non-Comprehensive Village Development Area of Comilla
A Comparative Study
Keywords:Agricultural Development, CVDP, Non-CVDP, Comparative Performance
Purpose: This study compares the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Village Development Program (CVDP) and Non-CVDP models in the context of agricultural development in rural Bangladesh. The roles played by cooperative institutions in CVDP and non-CVDP villages in agricultural development initiatives based on agricultural extension in terms of the status of crops, vegetables, livestock, poultry, and fish farming so that the Bangladesh government can concentrate on the value of the CVDP model and implement it in the underdeveloped rural area.
Data and Method: The secondary data used in this research were gathered between 1990 and 2017 and provided in the form of tables and charts. The study's results are interpreted using the percentage approach. The purposive sampling technique is used to emphasize qualitative and quantitative analysis. Information is gathered from BARD, books, journals, and government reports.
Findings: The results of the study demonstrate that improved agricultural techniques, including the use of fertilizers and insecticides, were used in CVDP communities. However, there were no appreciable differences in the rice yield between CVDP and non-CVDP villages. Utilization of irrigation and realization of water charges have both increased in the CVDP zones. In all the communities, sophisticated farming machinery was utilized. The villages participating in the CVDP have established sales networks and expertise in raising livestock and poultry. Multiple ownership, theft, fish poisoning, etc. affected pond fish firming more in non-CVDP communities than in CVDP villages.
Practical Implications: The government may be able to restructure agricultural extension developments in Bangladesh according to the CVDP model with the help of the data gathered from the research once again.
Research Limitations: It is difficult to use recent data in the analysis due to a lack of past research on the topic in Bangladesh, limited access to relevant areas, and the absence of new studies in this field.
Value: The findings of this study complement those of earlier research that could not examine variances in agricultural growth (in terms of the output of agro products including rice, vegetables, cereals and vegetables, livestock, poultry, etc.
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