Between 2009 and 2011, the non-profit organisation UBINIG  and the agricultural movement Nayakrishi Andolon supported and advised tobacco farmers in Kushtia, Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban on suitable alternative crops to tobacco. Nayakrishi Andolon provided training on ecological farming practices, based on their principles. These include: mixed cropping, no chemical or pesticide use, and own seed production. Tobacco farmers were thus able to switch to growing potato, maize, lentil and coriander as a mixed crop. A study conducted by UBINIG showed that these farmers had more than a fourtyfold return on their initial investment as well as far less input costs compared to tobacco farmers.
Mixed cropping of food