Development Alternative


A movement of Bangladeshi farming families decide for themselves their development goals.






  • Development Alternative





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to Nayakrishi Andolon, the
new agricultural movement of Bangladesh involving 90,000 farming families
all over the country. Also, to show how this work fits in to the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals (MDG) and/or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).




1. Show the video "Development Alternative"


2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • What is Nayakrishi Andolon?

  • What does UBINIG stand for and what is it?

  • What does Inter Pares mean and what work do they do?

  • Why should farmers stop using pesticides?

  • What Millennium Development Goals and/or Sustainable Development Goals does this project relate to?


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Using the internet links offered here, find more facts about:

  • Inter Pares

  • United Nations Millennium Development Goals

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

4. Write 1.5 pages on the results of your research emphasizing the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals context for Inter Pares' work in Bangladesh.


5. Group discussion

In groups, first share your short essays and then, asking one person to represent the discussion, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.
Include suggestions on how students could start an ongoing global justice project or become involved with NGO projects already in existence.