Farmers make valuable contributions to crop production: Sharif
01 February 2015, Nirapad News: Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif today said farmers have made a valuable contribution to agriculture sector as they have adopted application technology with high-yielding varieties.
“Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in food due to joint efforts of the government and growers. They (farmers) are champion of the population,” he told a seminar at Institution of Engineers of Bangladesh (IEB) here.
North Bengal People Welfare Association organized the seminar titled “Role of ICT in poverty alleviation and employment generation”, an official release said today.
As farming land is shrinking due to expansion of urbanization and residential needs, the government has intensified research works for inventing high-yielding verities of crops for enhancing agricultural production, the minister added.