Seminar on climate smart agriculture held at NSU
A a national level research sharing seminar on climate smart agriculture was held at North South University on Wednesday.
North South University (NSU) and World Vision Bangladesh jointly organized the seminar.
Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP, chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, was present as the chief guest at the programme presided over by the university vice-chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam.
The Special Guests were World Vision Bangladesh national director Suresh Bartlett, Chandan Z Gomes, senior director of Operations and Program Quality, World Vision Bangladesh, Abdul Muqeed Majumdar, chairman of Prokriti O Jibon foundation, Ataus Sopan Malik, managing director of A R Malik Seeds,Meher Nigar Bhuiyan, programme manager of Resilient Livelihoods, delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh and Dr Hasan Mahmud Reza, dean of School of Health and Life Sciences, NSU.
Md Jakariya, PhD, principal investigator of the project “Assessment of the effectiveness of
climate smart agriculture in Bangladesh” presented his research findings.
The chief guest expressed his valuable thoughts about tackling climate change in the agriculture sector. He emphasized about promoting cooperation through public-private partnership and welcomed research ideas for effective policy formulation at the national level by incorporating local response.
The vice-chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam also stressed about the importance of
climate resilient agricultural practices in ensuring food security.