Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

BARI distributes seeds, saplings to combat COVID-19

Published 6:15 pm | May 19, 2020

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Online Desk : Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has started distributing improved varieties of vegetable seeds and saplings among farmers across the country to combat coronavirus situation.

Organized by the Olericulture Division of BARI on Tuesday, the distribution programme was inaugurated by BARI director general Dr Md Nazirul Islam as chief guest.

Under the programme, improved varieties vegetable seeds and saplings will be distributed among 15,000 farmers across the country. On-Farm Research Division (OFRD) of BARI will implement the programme across the country.

BARI director (Research) Dr Md Miaruddin presided over the function while director (Support & Services) Md Habibur Rahman Sheikh, director (Training and Communication) Dr Md Ashraf Hossain, director (Horticultural Research Center) Dr Abeda Khatun, chief scientific officer of Olericulture Division Dr Ferdousi Islam, chief scientific officer On-Farm Research Division Dr Md Akkas Ali, scientists and officials from different divisions were also present on the occasion.

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