Farmers’ role essential for sustainable land management

25 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: The active role of farmers is essential for ensuring sustainable land management (SLM) as it has become crucial to address the existing challenges of enhancing land productivity and water use efficiency in the Barind region, experts opined.

The experts came up with this opinion while conducting a technical training session on the SLM technologies selected by Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA), reports BSS.

Around 40 farmers including 20 females from different areas of the region took part in the training in two batches and they were disseminated with various modern knowledge and ideas on how to ensure SLM in their respective areas.

Highlighting the importance of SLM, they viewed that measures should be strengthened to improve land resources and ecosystems including soil, water, flora and fauna. They also stressed that time has come to stimulate innovative possibilities with building a shared understanding to amplify the potentials and reduce the adversities in the dry areas.

BMDA hosted the daylong farmers training at its conference hall in Rajshahi city on Friday on behalf of its project titled “Establishing National Land Use and Land Degradation Profile towards Mainstreaming SLM Practices in Sector Policies”.

Executive Director of BMDA Shayam Kishore Roy addressed the opening ceremony as chief guest, while Superintending Engineer Abdur Rashid and Executive Engineer Zinnurine Khan spoke as special guests with focal person of the project and Deputy Manager (Agriculture) ATM Rafiqul Islam in the chair.

In addition to Abdur Rashid, Zinnurine Khan and Rafiqul Islam, Assistant Engineers Rafiqul Hassan, Rezaul Islam and Safiqul Islam conducted technical session of the training as resource persons.