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Bangladesh seeks tech cooperation in agriculture

Bangladesh seeks tech cooperation in agriculture

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Bangladesh has sought cooperation from Netherlands in field of technology and innovations to promote climate resilient agriculture.

Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation Tom de Bruijn assured Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque to extend support through set up a trade mission in the first quarter of 2022 to strengthen biliteral business cooperation.

The mission will focus on food-water-energy nexus connecting private sector, said a handout of the ministry.

Minister Abdur Razzaque underscored that as the world is increasingly aware of environmental sustainability, jute fibers from Bangladesh could provide a solution to address environmental challenges, especially within circular economy.

Agriculture Ministry additional secretary Md Ruhul Amin Talukder, Bangladesh ambassador M. Riaz Hamidullah, Department of Agriculture Marketing director general Mohammad Yusuf, ACI Agro Link managing director F H Ansarey were in the delegation.

The Nordic country has already promoted innovative potato production and varietal development in Bangladesh.

Netherland Agriculture and Natural Resources vice minister Groet lauded Bangladesh’s success in food production which is key to prosperity of the country.

Ambassador M Riaz Hamidullah said there will be held a Business Conclaves in Netherland in February next inviting key business leaders from Bangladesh.

Agri Minister appreciated ongoing Dutch cooperation in Bangladesh’s delta management, especially in flood management.

Lauding the Dutch support in Bangladesh agriculture over decade, ACI Agro Link managing director Dr FH Ansarey said agriculture still remains the key driving force in the South Asian country.

Agriculture Minister also called on Wageningen University and Research executive board president Louise O. Fresco on November 11. Dr Razzaque sought cooperation in research and development of climate resilient crop variety and technology expansion.