Boosting agricultural production for food security stressed

13th February, 2019 10:02:42 printer

RAJSHAHI: Scientists and researchers concerned have unequivocally called for giving more importance towards agriculture sector and its sub-sectors for boosting the agricultural production to feed the gradually rising population, reports BSS.

They put emphasis on the successful promotion of the new agri-technology, high-yielding seeds and agricultural inventions to attain the cherished goal of food security.

They made this observation while addressing a post-rally discussion at office premises of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Rajshahi city on Wednesday. Local unit of Krishibeed Institutions Bangladesh (KIB) organized the rally and discussion in observance of the Krishibeed Day-2019.

Principal Scientific Officer of Fruit Research Station Dr Alim Uddin, Assistant Director of Department of Livestock Services Ismail Haque, KIB local unit secretary Polash Sarker, Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder and Dr Hemayetul Islam from Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Rajshahi University, among others, addressed the meeting.

The discussants mentioned that large-scale adoption of farm mechanisation can be the effective means of facing the existing agriculture related challenges in the drought-prone Barind area.

They identically observed that the region’s agriculture is facing many challenges including climate change, labour shortage, irrigation water scarcity and increase in crop cultivation cost. So, promotion of farm mechanisation has become indispensable to address the multiple problems.

They told the meeting that the agriculturists are contributing to achieve food security and sustainability of the country. All should help and support the efforts of agriculturists for the sake of the country’s economic growth and prosperity.