25 Oct 2021, 14:28

Distribution of quality seeds will boost crop production: Speakers

  GAIBANDHA, Oct 25, 2021 (BSS) - Speakers at a function here yesterday

underscored the need for providing quality seed to farmers to help them boost
production of agri-crops to ensure sustainable food security in the country.

  "Quality seeds is the pre-requisite to get desired output from the crops
including high value crop paddy and save the farmers from being cheated",
they said.

  They made the comments while addressing a Seed Retailers Workshop at the
Federation hall room of Khordo-Komorpur union under Sadullapur upazila in the
district on Sunday.

  In cooperation with IRRI (International Rice Research Institute), RDRS
Bangladesh, a reputed national NGO of the country, organized the function
under Accelerated Genetic Gains in Rice Alliance (AGGRi) project.

  Deputy Director (DD) of the department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Md
Belal Uddin addressed the function as the chief guest while upazila
agriculture officer Md. Khajanur Rahman spoke as special guest at the

  Presided over by federation chairman Gouri Rani, the function was also
addressed, among others, by sub assistant agriculture officers Md. Younus and
Nazmul Hossain and agriculture officer of RDRS Bangladesh Fazlul Karim and
field facilitator of the project Akbar Hossain.

  Earlier, a welcome speech was delivered by agriculture officer of the
project Anup Kumar Ghosh.

  The speakers in their speech urged the seed retailers to sell quality seed
of all crops so that the farmers could produce crops without any troubles and
get the desired output.

  DD of the DAE Md Belal Uddin in his speech suggested the farmers to produce
seed and preserve it at farmer's level to attain bumper food production.

  As many as 30 seed retailers, federation members, Agri-entrepreneurs, local
elite and journalists attended the workshop.



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