Coordinator, Food Security Program
Pavel Partha has been working for BARCIK since 2003. Currently he is assigned as coordinator of food security program of the organization. The struggle for forest rights of indigenous people, protection of biological diversity, eco-feminism, ecological justice, local knowledge and ethno-science, climate politics, development disaster, jhum cultivation and agrarian revolution are the major fields of his works. He completed his M.Sc degree in Botany from Jahangirnagar University and conducted a pioneering large scale ethno-botanical research in Bangladesh. He is a researcher, a writer and a organizer as well. Mr Partha is the author of `Khaddo, Longhon O Lorai (an eco-political analysis of food security and food struggle in Bangladesh; 2010, in Bengali)’, `Aronner lorai (forest policies and forest rights of indigenous peoples of Bangladesh; 2010, in Bengali)’, `Uttarbanger Adibashi Muktijoddha (Freedom fighters of Indigenous Community in North-Bengal; 2009, in Bengali)’, `Madhupurer Pranboichitro (biological diversity of Madhupur Sal forest-an political ecological analysis of forest relationship of indigenous peoples of Madhupur; 2004, in Bengali)’, `Krisohker beej adhikar (seed situation and farmers’ seed rights of Bangladesh; 2004, in Bengali))’. He has compiled and edited the books titled `Grammen Jibonjatra mela 1415 (a compilation of rural agro-biodiversity and livelihood fair; 2009, in Bengali)’; `Nao-jatra (compilation of a peoples’ campaign on boat-caravan for sustainable agriculture and economic justice in the haor areas; 2008, in Bengali and English)’ and `Jatiya Beej Ghosona 1411 (a booklet on National seed declaration 1411)’. Mr Partha has attended several national and international seminars, trainings and conference and presented papers based on those issues he has been working for since 2003. .