Status of different Projects Implementation
Hortex Foundation in the past successfully completed the following 05 (five) projects funded by GoB and different Donor Agencies:
Support for Horticultural Export Development Project (IDA credit No. 2393-BD) from July 1996 to June 1999.
- Agricultural Services Innovation and Reform Project (ASIRP); Hortex component (IDA Credit No. 3284-BD) from July 1999 to March 2003;
- EU-SPF (Small Project Facilities) Project on Regulatory and Standard Requirements for Accessing Fresh Produce Markets in the EU countries from January to February, 2007;
- EU-SPF (Small Project Facilities) Project on capacity building in Administering SPS & Environmental standards relating to fresh produce export to European Union from July 2006 to October 2007 and
- Study on the requirements for entrance of Bangladeshi fresh horticultural produce to the upstream markets in the United Kingdom (BGD/75/21A) funded by European Commission & implemented by ITC, Geneva under Bangladesh Quality Support Programme (BQSP), component-2 from November to December, 2009.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and Hortex Foundation in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Australia implementing the project on “Improving Nutrition and Livelihoods through Efficient Postharvest and Supply Chain Management of Vegetables in Bangladesh” from April 2012 to March 2014 funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), formerly AusAID.
At present, Hortex Foundation is successfully implementing Supply Chain Development Component (SCDC) of National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) activities in twenty upazilas of Bangladesh with intervention in farmer-market linkage, minimizing post harvest loss, improving capacity building of different stakeholders & entrepreneurship development primarily for domestic market. This component is being implemented since October 2008 with the financial support from the World Bank, IFAD and Govt. of Bangladesh to improve the effectiveness of national agricultural technology system for more productivity of agricultural commodities and farm income to reduce the rural poverty.