Project Description Sheet




Resource Mapping Survey and Study  at Jamalganj Upazilla of Sunamganj District using PRA techniques (Land Inventory)



Country : Bangladesh


Project Location within Country : Sunamganj District



Approx. Project Value : USD 34.3 million



Name of the client : Community Based Resource Management Project (CBRMP)/LGED



No. of Professional Man-Months: 12 M.M



Start Date :
18 January 2004



Completion Date : 25 April 2004


Approx. Value of Services :

Tk. 9,99,885/-



Name of Associated Firm(s) if any:

Environment, Agriculture and Development Services Ltd. (EADS)



Acronym(if any) : NA


Senior Staff  Involved and Functions Performed :

Dr. Khurshed Alam

Team Leader/ PRA Specialist

Dr. S.B. Naseem

Farming System Specialist

Dr. Rezaul Karim

Livestock Specialist

Mr. Debabrata Chowdhury

Civil Engineer

Mr. A. Mottaleb

GIS expert/Rural Planner

Mr. Imanun Nabi Khan

Task Manager  

Narrative Description of the Project and Services Provided :



Objective of the resource mapping exercises is to get an insight of pattern of land and resource use and document the biophysical and socioeconomic aspects of natural resources in the project areas for sustainable management of haor resources


Services :

·               prepare and produce resource maps of haor areas in original mouza maps (CS map) and in updatable digital form showing the resource (beels, khas land, ponds/khals), settlements, croplands, wetlands, swamp tree forest, reed lands, fallow lands, threshing areas, grazing areas, seed bed areas, sources of water, submergible dikes, degraded area, access arrangements in different water bodies and other natural resources;

·               conduct PRA for community attitude towards the present usage/possessions/further development of water resources (Jalmahal), possibility of any social conflict;

·               identify the physical status: area/size. Siltation condition, average yearly fish production;

·               Identity lease status

·               Recommend/suggest for development (excavation/demarcation/plantation/habitat restoration/sanctuary/fisheries etc.)

Funding Agency: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)