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Call to boost oilseed, pulse production to meet demand

RAJSHAHI, Oct 23 (BSS): Concerted efforts of all government and non-government organizations concerned have become crucial to boost the production of oilseed and pulses to meet their gradually mounting demands in the country.
Transferring and disseminating the modern and high yielding varieties among the grassroots farmers can be the best ways of attaining desired yield in this field.
Agricultural scientists and researchers came up with the observation while addressing a daylong workshop titled “Suitable Technology Transfer of Oilseed and Pulse Crops innovated by BARI” in Rajshahi on Saturday.
Fruit Research Station (FRS) and On Farm Research Division (OFRD) of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) jointly hosted the workshop at the FRS conference hall in cooperation with Bangladesh Oilseed and Pulse Crop Research and Development Project.
Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Komolaranjan Das addressed the opening ceremony as chief guest with FRS Principal Scientific Officer Dr Alim Uddin in the chair.
Director General of Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute Dr Amiruzzaman, BARI Director (Planning and Evaluation) Dr Rina Rani Das, Additional Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Shirajul Islam and OFRD Chief Scientific Officer Dr Shahiduzzaman also spoke.
Project Director Dr Abdul Latif Akanda gave an overview of the project along with its objectives, implementation strategies and so far achievements in terms of field level training and motivation.

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