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Agriculturists directed to double food production

Published : Sunday, 17 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 44

RANGPUR, Mar 16: Director General of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Agriculturist Mir Nurul Alam has directed agriculturists to adopt newer technologies for doubling the country's food production facing the growing challenges.

"To attain the goal, we have to continue evolving newer high yielding crop varieties and cultivate those to meet food demand of growing population by increasing crop intensity side by side with protecting soil health and adapting to climate change," he said. The DAE chief said this at a workshop on 'Safe Food Production by Using Safe Pesticides' held in the conference room of the Department of Agriculture Marketing in the city on Friday as the chief guest, a press release said on Saturday.

The Rangpur Regional Office of the DAE organised the workshop participated by all deputy directors, district training officers, additional deputy directors, upazila agriculture officers and agriculture extension OFFICERS of the DAE from all eight districts in Rangpur division. He suggested the farmers for enhancing production of safe food by reducing use of pesticides to the reasonable level to improve soil health and make the government's plan of doubling the country's food production successful.  Earlier, the DAE chief visited Burirhat Horticulture Centre in Rangpur and exchanged views with officials there and directed them for producing quality saplings of high yielding varieties of fruits, vegetables and spicy crops.    -BSS

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