Farming Future Bangladesh (FFB) is a comprehensive communications initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help improve awareness about modern agricultural innovations including crop biotechnology in Bangladesh.




The Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows Program is a 12-week intensive training course held on the Cornell University... campus in Ithaca, NY, USA. It is designed to equip and empower emerging international leaders who are committed to advocating for science- based communications and access to scientific innovation in their home countries. The training focuses on strategic planning, grassroots organizing, and innovative communications with a strong focus on stories of science and effective communications around agricultural biotechnology. Read more


Learn the basics of genetic engineering and biotechnology and examine why the GMO is politically contentious. Participants will ... gain an understanding of how science works, its limits, and how the interaction of these factors leads to decision making. In this introductory Food and Nutrition course, you will learn the basics of genetic engineering, explore the political debate around the GMO and review the arguments for and against their use. The politics surrounding the GMO and its impact at both an individual level and to society as a whole; including the problems, perceptions, benefits, and risks associated with GMOs will be studied in this course. Read more


The Cornell Alliance for Science Short Courses are two-to-seven-day intensive trainings focused on equipping participants with the frameworks ..., skills, and tools they need to effectively promote access to scientific innovation, particularly agricultural biotechnology, in their local contexts as a means of addressing challenges such as food security, agricultural sustainability, and climate change. Participants discuss common challenges, engage in collective problem solving, share best practices, and develop as a professional network as they train in strategic science communications. Read more

Executive program at Cornell Global Leadership Fellowship

Expats from participating fellow’s countries get the invitation from Cornell AFS to attend these 7 days’ program Cornell University, NY. Executive participants learn about the Cornell Alliance for Science, GLFP Fellows present them in-process strategic plans, and Fellows and leadership align on future strategy. Which includes a field day to see local sites in Ithaca, NY. In 2019, five executives – Arif Hossain, CEO & ED, Farming Future Bangladesh; Dr. Abdul Muyeed, Director General of DAE, Hamidur Rahman, former Director General, DAE; Dr. Md. Jahangir Hossain, Country Coordinator of Feed the future Bangladesh had visited Cornell University Read more

Join the Team

Join our team at FFB to advance together in a world where agriculture innovations are more accessible and science-based solutions ..., help farmers grow climate smart food. Read more

Young Professional Fellowship

FFB has announced a Young Professional Fellowship program for Bangladeshi individuals working in the field of food, nutrition..., agriculture and agricultural biotechnology. Entrepreneurs, agriculture experts, academics and any young professional invested in the mentioned fields are eligible to apply for this program. 20 individuals will receive the fellowship after a rigorous selection process. Read more