Crop Biotech Update

Bangladesh Food Minister Stresses Use of Modern Technology in Agriculture

October 23, 2009

Food and Disaster Management Minister of Bangladesh M. A. Razzaque, chief guest at a reception ceremony of agriculturist lawmakers in Dhaka, emphasized the use of modern agricultural technology to alleviate the food crisis in the country. He mentioned that varietal improvement through breeding and modern techniques may be utilized to assure food security in a country where population surge is the great threat to food availability. 

The Minister also suggested employing agriculturists up to the grass root unit (Union Council) of administration. The meeting was presided over by Prof. MAS Mondal, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University and was attended by around 3,500 people.

For more information about the meeting, email Dr. Khondoker Nasiruddin of the Bangladesh Biotechnology Information Center at