Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cultivation of climate-change adapting crops a must for food security in Bangladesh

Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh): Agri experts at a function urged farmers to cultivate climate-change adapting crops in disaster prone areas to boost food production of the country. As our country has been experiencing adverse impact of climate change over the last few years, creating a grave concern to agriculture, human health, livelihood, navigation, ecology, soil, environment and biodiversity, they said.

They made the comments while addressing a concluding session of a daylong training workshop for the farmers on the disaster risk in agri sector and its coping strategies at the agriculture training centre at Khamarbari of Gaibandha town on Monday.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) organised the function with the support of Food and Agriculture Organisation service project to educate the farmers to cultivate crops in all seasons and keep agro activities movable at any cost all year round facing the negative and adverse impacts caused by climate change.

Deputy Director of DAE Mir Abdur Razzak attended the function and addressed it as the chief guest and crops production specialist Golam Mostafa was present as the special guest while district training officer Zulfiquer Haider presided over the function.

...DD of DAE Mir Abdur Razzak said as the agro production is being hampered seriously and change in seasons is being noticed due to climate change, he suggested the farmers to take different steps for adaptation of the climate change....

A rice paddy in Bangladesh, shot by Balaram Mahalder, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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