Monday, 6 December, 2021
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‘Distribution of quality seeds to boost crop production’

GAIBANDHA: Speakers at a function here on Sunday underscored the need for providing quality seed to farmers to help them boost production of agri-crops to ensure sustainable food security in the country.

"Quality seeds is the pre-requisite to get desired output from the crops including high value crop paddy and save the farmers from being cheated", they said, reports BSS.

They made the comments while addressing a Seed Retailers Workshop at the Federation hall room of Khordo-Komorpur union under Sadullapur upazila in the district on Sunday.

In cooperation with IRRI (International Rice Research Institute), RDRS Bangladesh, a reputed national NGO of the country, organized the function under Accelerated Genetic Gains in Rice Alliance (AGGRi) project. Deputy Director (DD) of the department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Md Belal Uddin addressed the function as the chief guest while upazila agriculture officer Md. Khajanur Rahman spoke as special guest at the programme.

Presided over by federation chairman Gouri Rani, the function was also addressed, among others, by sub assistant agriculture officers Md. Younus and Nazmul Hossain and agriculture officer of RDRS Bangladesh Fazlul Karim and field facilitator of the project Akbar Hossain.

Earlier, a welcome speech was delivered by agriculture officer of the project Anup Kumar Ghosh.

The speakers in their speech urged the seed retailers to sell quality seed of all crops so that the farmers could produce crops without any troubles and get the desired output.

DD of the DAE Md Belal Uddin in his speech suggested the farmers to produce

 seed and preserve it at farmer's level to attain bumper food production.

As many as 30 seed retailers, federation members, Agri-entrepreneurs, local elite and journalists attended the workshop.