The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing to implement the Bt brinjal impact assessment study. On 6 August 2017, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Agricultural Policy Support Unit (APSU), and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) organized a day-long training of trainers at BARI-Gazipur for 17 senior agriculture extension officials (Upazila Agriculture Officers and Additional Agriculture […]
Bangladesh is the first South Asian country to approve commercial cultivation of a genetically modified food crop: brinjal (eggplant). Although advancements in agricultural biotechnology like Bt brinjal could accelerate food production to meet the demand of Bangladesh’s growing population, farmers’ and consumers’ food safety remains a top priority. To this end, the Ministry of Agriculture […]
In Bangladesh, what are the challenges of diversifying crops in a rice-centric economy?
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This International Women's Day, IFPRI takes a deep dive into drivers of women's disempowerment in Bangladesh - and how we are designing and evaluating programs that are going against the grain.