The Department of Environmental Science, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized a Seminar titled “Innovative Farming in Bangladesh” on March 21, 2017 at its own campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka.
Hasin Jahan, Country Director, Practical Action Bangladesh made a demonstrative presentation in the Seminar. The program started with a brief introduction of the Keynote Speaker given by Dr.Md. Abdul Khaleque, Dean, School of Environmental Science and Management, IUB.
Through his welcoming speech, Prof. Milan Pagon, Pro-Vice Chancellor, IUB highlighted the importance of using innovative technologies in farming industries of Bangladesh to ensure food security for huge population of the country.
With a meticulous presentation, Hasin Jahan emphasized on using innovative technologies and indigenous knowledge to produce crops in those areas of Bangladesh where either crops are not being produced or amount of production is extremely inadequate. In this connection, she explained some innovative farming projects implemented by Practical Action Bangladesh such as sandbar cropping in barren chars of Bangladesh, floating garden in northern Bengal and integrated floating cage aquageoponics system in southern Bangladesh. Ms. Jahan also stressed on taking initiatives by the government to avail technology and monetary support for the poor and marginal farmers, ensuring the dignity of the farmers, recognizing the contribution of the female farmers and preparing environment-friendly comprehensive policy frame. The Presentation was followed by an interactive question-answer session.
The program ended with vote of thanks given by Dr. K. Ayaz Rabbani, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science. Dr. A Majeed Khan, President Emeritus and Founder President of IUB, Deans and Heads of different Schools and Departments, senior members of the faculty and administration and a large number of students attended the Seminar.