Mosammat Laizu Begum is a farmer and President of Jago Nari Women Federation of Lalmonirhat. Being one of the participants of ActionAid Bangladesh’s POWER Project, she leads 20 women groups under the federation.

Taking part in the SAARC Regional Expert Consultation from 9 to 11 June 2019, Laizu begum shared her learning on doing Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture Practice (CRSA) and challenges of getting access to the market.

The three-day event titled “Youth and Women in Agriculture: for Economic Development and Key to Food Security in Future” was jointly organized by SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Asian Farmer’s Association (AFA), Actionaid Bangladesh and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Nepal.

During the meeting in Nepal, Bangladesh pressed some recommendations including giving recognition to women as farmers and their role in Unpaid Care Work, providing training for skill development and establishing gender sensitive market system.