Collective efforts important for boosting agriculture yield

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RAJSHAHI, Nov 26, 2018 (BSS) – Agriculture Secretary-in-Charge Md
Nasiruzzaman has urged the field level extension officials, scientists and
researchers to put in their level best efforts to boost the agricultural
yield to ensure food security.

He also asked them to innovate time-fitting and effective technologies
to face the existing challenges like declining of arable land and adverse
impact of climate challenge in the agriculture sector to protect it.

He came up with the instruction while sharing views with officials of
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and other agriculture related
scientists and researchers at conference hall of Additional Director of DAE
in Rajshahi city today as chief guest.

Chaired by Additional Director SM Mustafizur Rahman, the meeting was
addressed, among others, by Executive Director of Barind Multipurpose
Development Authority Abdur Rashid, DAE Deputy Directors Shamsul Alam,
Monjurul Huda, Rafiqul Islam and Monojit Kumar Mallik.

Principal Scientific Officer of Fruit Research Station Dr Alim Uddin and
Principal Scientific Officer of Soil Resource Development Institute Dr Tawab
Ali Khandaker also spoke.

Agriculture Secretary Nasiruzzaman said the role of agriculture sector is
very vital for ensuring food security. He called upon the field level
officials and researchers to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and
honesty.

He mentioned that the government has attached highest priority to the
agriculture sector and added that the field level officials and researchers
should take the responsibilities of protecting the agriculture sector.

Nasiruzzaman attributed that the region scored significant progress in
the crop production sector following expansion of irrigation facilities.

Time has come to bring diversification in cropping pattern to protect the
farmers’ interests. He said farmers motivation should be intensified so that
they are encouraged to cultivate less-water consuming crops like aush paddy,
wheat, mustard and maize.

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