Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury on Wednesday said that it is now the time to turn on cash crop production and that change will benefit to farmers as we are being self-sufficient in food production.
"As well as the continuation of the increasing food production, the government now given more emphasis on Genetically Modified (GM) food crops production," the minister said, adding that there was no harmful evidence found on GM food crops, BSS reports.
After increasing more capacity on electricity production of the country, agricultural product preservation system will be also ensured, she said.
Vice-Chancellor of EWU Professor Dr M M Shahidul Hassan has given the opening speech at the seminar.
Members of Board Trustees, Deans of faculties, Chairpersons of different departments, Faculty members, Administrative Officers and a large number of students of the university were also present, among others.