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US envoy praises Bangladesh's efforts to educate farmers

Published : Thursday, 14 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 191

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has said the Ministry of Agriculture and other bodies are working so hard to educate farmers and looking at ways to mitigate pest, including by expediting registrations of new products, especially biological control products, to help farmers control Fall Armyworm.
"I'm pleased the Ministry of Agriculture and other bodies are working so hard to educate farmers....," said the US envoy who concluded his first tour to Jashore and Khulna, where he visited key USAID agriculture, labour and food assistance programs and met students at Khulna American Corner.
Ambassador Miller, accompanied by USAID Deputy Mission Director Zeinah Salahi, met government officials, community leaders and programme participants during their visit to learn about the impact of USAID's development work directly from the people, according to USAID. In Jashore, Ambassador Miller saw how USAID programming is improving agricultural productivity and boosting economic growth, for example by working with private sector partners like Janata Engineering and The Metal Pvt. Ltd.
The US delegation also met flower farmers, who have increased flower production through the introduction of additional flower varieties and improved cultivation techniques, based on training received through USAID programmes. They met fisheries scientists working to breed the most productive and hardiest strains of native carp species, which will improve food security and increase the economic potential of the region.    -UNB







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