Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bangladesh: CSISA participates in agronomy conference

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD) took part in the 11th International Conference of the Bangladesh Society of Agronomy on 6 October 2012. The theme of the conference was Advances in agronomic research under changing environment in Bangladesh.

Three hundred fifty scientists from Bangladesh and abroad attended. Three CSISA-IRRI scientists were among those who presented papers during the conference. Dr. Salaque, CSISA-IRRI coordinator, presented a paper titled, Nutrient management for rice production.

CSISA-BD also set up its own booth to highlight its various activities, technologies, and progress. A 42-inch LCD screen played a documentary on CSISA-BD.

Present during the conference opening were Md. Abdur Razzaque, minister for Food and Disaster Management and chief guest; and Zainul Abedin, IRRI representative for Bangladesh, as special guest.

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