Agro-Input Retailers Network (AIRN)
Formation of a sustainable Agro-Input Retailers Network (AIRN) to supply quality agricultural inputs to over one million farmers is one of the major activities of AIP. Within this network, AIP will build the technical and business capacity of 3,000 licensed retailers (including 300 women) in 20 “USAID Feed the Future (FTF)” southern districts of Bangladesh.
A total of 2,922 agro-retailers have joined AIRN from 80 upazilas in 19 districts in Barisal, Khulna and Dhaka divisions. Among these members, 1,821 have attained “accredited status” following basic training on business management, agronomy and safe use of crop protection products. AIRN is progressing towards securing GOB registration as an agro-inputs training organization.