BARI develops 207 high yielding crops

21 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

JAMALPUR: A total of 207 high yielding crops have been developed by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), which are contributing to increase food production in the country, an official of BARI told a workshop here on Monday, reports BSS.

“The varieties included horticultural crops, cereals, pulses, oilseeds, tuber crops and other technologies such as post-harvest processing, seed technology and biotechnology,” Director (Research), of BARI Dr Md Abdul Wahab said.

He said Bangladesh has already witnessed adverse impact of climate change as carbon emissions is increasing alarmingly due to massive expansion of industrialization in some countries. As part of adaptation measures, BARI has developed different stress tolerant verities of rice and other crops aiming to cope with changed environment, Dr Wahab said.

“Alongside different stress tolerant varieties, we have intensified research works for developing high yielding crops to increase food production,” he added.