Our primary clients are development projects, NGOs, donors and government agencies. We bring private sectors in the development process who also benefit from our projects. Finally and most importantly, poor people and MSMEs are the ultimate beneficiaries of our different activities.
Chemonics International USA
Land O Lakes International, USA
Maxwell Stamp PLC
Traidcraft Exchange (UK)
Practical Action ( Formerly ITDG)
Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK)
Gono Kalyan Sangstha (GKS)
Gram Bikash Kendra (GBK)
Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation
Affiliation with Government Agencies
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)
Bangladesh Fish Research Institute (BFRI)
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)
Department of Fisheries (DOF)
Soil Resources Development Institute (SRDI)
Affiliation with Private Sector Partners
Aftab Bohumukhi Farms Ltd.
Spectra Hexa Limited
Auto Crop Care Limited
Fishtech BD Ltd.
National Agricare Ltd.
Alpha Agro Ltd.
Namdhari Malik Seeds,
Opsonin Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Organic Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
The ACME Laboratories Ltd. and many others.
December 20, 2011
GMark with the patronage of Katalyst recently augments a hand in Packaging Service Market Development to alleviate poverty in Bangladesh, particularly aiming the poor farmers of four different sectors, namely, vegetables, fish, fruits and flowers sectors. Started off with its scoping phase held in February 2009 and then an in-depth study in September 2009 followed by fifteen-months long pilot-phase activities, GMark successfully carries out that farmers of aforesaid sectors can significantly be benefitted by facilitating usage of Improved Bamboo Baskets (IBBs), Plastic Crate (PC), Leno Mesh Bags, Low Density Ploy Ethylene (PDPE) etc. and thereby reducing post-harvest wastage & transportation cost.
After the breakthrough upshots of Pilot Phase dated from February 2010 to May 2011 conducted in 11 districts, GMark now sets off a Scale-up Phase to spread out its improved packaging techniques over 29 districts across Bangladesh. Such improvement in packaging system ranges from post-harvest to pre-harvest period. Through an extensive and intense series of activities, GMark expects to have roughly 131,700 farmers accessed by the end of 2012. Most importantly, in the preceding days of the project, what GMark aims to ensure is sustainability of such activities through market mechanism which in turn can guarantee an overall market change in packaging service market of agro products and thus a continuous betterment of agro farmers.
Lining up the inception, GMark has already established a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bengal Polymer Ware Ltd. (BPWL) and oral contract with 50 distinct bamboo basket wholesalers whereas GMark will be playing the role of a facilitator along the entire project.