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Adoption of modern agri-tech to increase crop output stressed

File photo of a Potato field in Atrai upazila of Naogaon Dhaka Tribune
File photo of a Potato field in Atrai upazila of Naogaon Dhaka Tribune

Agriculturists stressed on adoption of modern agriculture technologies to increase crop production for ensuring national food security despite adverse impacts of climate change.

They said this during the concluding ceremony of a four-day “District Agriculture Technology Fair 2019” organized by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) on Khamarbari premises in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The Integrated Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Project and Integrated Agriculture Productivity Project extended assistance in arranging the fair to introduce farmers and ordinary people with modern agricultural technologies.

Different departments, organisations and corporations under the Ministry of Agriculture set up stalls on fairground displaying modern agriculture technologies and machineries and focusing achievements by farmers in farm-activities.

With Deputy of the DAE Md Sarwarul Alam in the chair, principal of Rangpur Tazhat Agriculture Training Institute Md Mohammad Ali addressed the concluding faction as the chief guest.

The agriculturists said the country has achieved epoch-making success in the agriculture sector in increasing crop production following pragmatic and time-befitting steps taken by the present pro-people government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Agriculturist Sarwarul Alam said farmers are producing 30 to 32 mounds of paddy per bigha of land now using modern technologies and subsidies being provided by the present government toward the directions in place of 10 to 12 mounds in the pasts.

The chief guest said the present government puts maximum emphasis on adapting to climate change for keeping crop production increasing by ensuring optimum use of cultivable land and adopting modern agriculture technologies.

He urged the agriculture scientists, researchers, experts and farmers for expanded adoption of the modern agriculture technologies to increase crop production consistently to meet food demand for the growing population.

At the end, the chief guest distributed prizes among the stall owners for displaying the best agriculture technologies and achievements in the fair. (DShaka Tribune)

 


 

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