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SHOUHARDO III (Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities) is the largest Food for Peace program in the world and is a model for reducing child malnutrition while contributing to greater livelihood security and women's empowerment. Funded by USAID as a Food for Peace Title II program, and with additional funding from the Government of Bangladesh, the Program has started in 29 September 2015, and will continue till 28 September 2020.

SHOUHARDO I began in 2004, SHOUHARDO II was the follow on and both registered excellent results. This is the 3rd phase of SHOUHARDO. The Program operates in the Char, and the Haor areas, reaching 8 districts (Sirajganj, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Habiganj and Sunamganj), 23 upazilas, 115 unions of Bangladesh. 100% of program activities will be implemented by 6 local Non-government Organizations.

Focused on the poor and extreme poor, irrespective of their relative geographic inaccessibility, SHOUHARDO III places empowerment of the poor and extremely poor at its foundation. Within its program areas of agriculture & livelihoods; health, hygiene, and nutrition; and disaster & and climate risk management, the project delivers an integrated set of services- a holistic framework with an emphasis on women's empowerment & gender issues and good governance.

To learn more about SHOUHARDO III please read the SHOUHARDO III Program Brief Brochure

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