Agri scientists contribute to boost crop production: Sherif


DHAKA, Oct 6, 2017 (BSS) – Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif today said agriculture scientists have made a valuable contribution in increasing crop production.

“The country has achieved self-sufficiency in food as agriculture scientists have invented different varieties of high-yielding crops,” he told at the senior agriculture scientist conference-2017 at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) here, an official release said.

KIB President AM Saleh, Secretary General Krishibid Khairul Alam Prince, Krishibid Dr Mirza A Jalil and agriculture scientists, among others, addressed the function with Krishibid Liakat Ali Juwel in the chair.

Sherif said Bangladesh has witnessed a significant rise in crop production as a result of sincere and effective efforts made by the present government.

He said the government has taken massive initiatives for ensuring diversification in crop production aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in food. “As farming lands are shrinking across the country, we are attaching priority to introduce high-yielding varieties of crops to attain the goal of self-sufficiency in food,” the minister added.