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.

Faith based communities

Science Communication Training​

FFB has implemented capacity building program for Imams in collaboration with the Imam Training Academy (ITA), which is a national-level training institute working under the Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh.

Imams can play a significant role in disseminating agricultural innovations. We have engaged Imams and 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.

Furthermore, the leading Islamic Shariah 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 belief and shariah.

Farming Future Bangladesh is also working towards establishing similar programs with the Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist communities regarding the importance and benefits of agribiotechnology applications, the importance of healthier food, and utilization of better available options for increased nutrition in dietary behavior.