WWOOF Bangladesh is a totally new initiative with its seeds going back to 2008 with the visit of John Vanden Heuvel from WWOOF Canada to the IUBAT—International University of Business Agriculture and Technology in Dhaka. In February 2010, the seed is ripe for germination. Dr Mohammed Ataur Rahman is very knowledgeable about the organic farming scene in Bangladesh and will be the main contact with the full support of Professor Dr M Alimullah Miyan, Founding Vice-Chancellor of IUBAT. The WWOOF Bangladesh headquarters will be established here. John Vanden Heuvel (from WWOOF Canada) is the guiding person to bring WWOOF Bangladesh into its reality. Read more…
What is WWOOF
WWOOF (Working Weekends on Organic Farms, as it stood for then) was born in 1971. Sue Coppard organised a trial weekend for herself and three other Londoners on an organic farm in East Sussex. Sue arranged a deal with the farmer: they would help out with work that needed doing on the land in exchange for food and accommodation. It was a big success. Soon other organic farmers got in touch, all keen to offer their hospitality in exchange for help from willing volunteers.Read More…
Be a WWOOFer
Your safety and well being is our concern. While every care will be been taken to ensure your safety wwoof Bangladesh cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen events. You shall be responsible for taking care of your valuables and belongings. Try to avoid wearing sleeve less shirts, short skirts or shorts, low cut tops etc because these are not common in rural villages. Hugging, touching or flirting in public is not a normal Bangladeshi culture.Read More…
WWOOFing around World
I am Vjeko, from Croatia.
Traveling around 7 months across Asia. About wwoof I know by a chance from another traveler. After make some contacts and arrive in Bangladesh , Prof. Ataur Rahman welcomed me in IUBAT in Uttara. He offered me staying on farm in village Kalidaho close to Feni city.
After couple days I find myself in the peace full village surrounded with rice field, palm treas, papayas and big number of small lakes and ponds.
Sumon, owner of the organic farm welcomed me. His farm have 10 cows, some ducks, chicken, fish pond and lots of fruits.
Big surprise after my arriving is news about Sumon wedding next weak end. Because in this beautiful winter season most of the time we spend of preparation for wedding. Lots of panting around house, fixing furniture and other things.
Wedding ceremony lasted 4 days, and is interested and very friendly. After wedding, I left for trip to Cox’s Bazar ,Srimangal and Barisal . Countryside is changing all the times. From the fields to endless beach’s to river water world. And people are so nice and helpful on every step of my trip.
When I return to village there is middle or rice harvesting. I helped on farm for couple days before going to Dhaka because my trip is coming to the end.
Whole idea about wwoof is very interesting because connect traveling with learning and practical experience of growing organic food.
Because of friendliness and hospitality of Prof .AtaurRahman , my host Sumon , Mr. Lipton Mostafizur and so many people in every situation , I can say that is very successful experience.
Dear Mohammed and Faruque,
We didn’t forget you and here is finally the document you asked me to write and some photos. I hope you will understand my English. And again we want to thank you for everything. We hope you are all well.
Lea & Thierry