20 May 2024, 15:04

Workshop on regional research-extension review begins in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, May 20, 2024 (BSS)- A two-day Regional Agriculture Research-
Extension Review and Programme Planning workshop began at the seminar room of
Jamalpur Regional Agriculture Research Station(RARS)today.

Director (Research) of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI),
Gazipur Dr Md Abdullah Yousuf Akhanda inaugurated the workshop as the chief

Not only numerical but also a lot of qualitative research should be done so
that a large number of people in the country could benefit, the chief guest
said, adding: "Every year, the government allotted huge money in research.
So, you should engage in such research which can be contributed to our
national economy and nutrition."

Dr Md Abdullah Yousuf said BARI has strengthened its research programme
through the development of high yielding varieties and technologies. It is
also working for increasing cropping intensity and productivity through
proper utilization of soil and water for socio-economic development of the
farmers, he added.

The BARI Director further said researchers evolve new varieties of crops and
extension departments disseminate the varieties among the farmers. He laid
emphasis on research-extension workshops for increasing safe food production
across the country.

Chief Scientific Officer of RARS in Jamalpur Dr Md Manjurul Kadir presided
over the inaugural session while Additional Director (In-charge) of
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Mymensingh Region Salma Aktar
spoke as special guest.

A total of 70 officers of the RARS, On-Farm Research Division (OFRD), DAE,
Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Bangladesh Sugarcrop
Research Institute (BSRI), Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI),
Horticulture, Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI), BARI,
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Jute Research Institute
(BJRI), Agriculture Information Service (AIS), Seed Certification Agency
(SCA), Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Cotton
Development Board (CDB) from Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrakona and Mymensingh and
representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and farmers are
taking part in the workshop.

The workshop will conclude on May 21.

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