‘Ensure sustainable food security’

Staff Correspondent

28 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Agriculture Minister Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Monday urged the officials, scientists and employees under his ministry to ensure sustainable food security by increasing food production.

The minister made the call at the signing ceremony of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) at the conference room of the ministry at the Secretariat on Sunday afternoon.

“The successes in agriculture and food production in the last 12 years need to be sustained and accelerated. The demand for food is increasing alongside the growing number of population in the country. In this situation, food production needs to be increased by inventing more new varieties and technologies to meet future needs,” he said. By working sincerely, food security needs to be made sustainable and the food system stronger, said the minister.

On the occasion, 17 departments and agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture signed APA agreements. On behalf of the ministry, Senior Secretary Md. Mesbaul Islam and section heads on behalf of the organisations signed the agreement.