Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bangladesh: CSISA holds training on rice and sunflower production for partners

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) conducted a 'training of trainers' on rice and sunflower production to strengthen the capacity of partner NGO field staff and enable smooth implementation of CSISA-Bangladesh activities in the Khulna Hub.

Twenty-nine field-level staff and a local coordinator participated in the training course, in which were discussed rice varieties (high-yielding, salt-tolerant, and submergence- and drought-tolerant); sunflower and rice production packages; postharvest management of rice; and key topics on growing mustard and sesame, such as fertilizer, water, and pest and disease management.

Participants also discussed ways to overcome the knowledge gap between modern technology and farmers’ knowledge base.

M.A. Aziz, deputy director of agricultural extension in Khulna District, encouraged participants to continue serving the community through their new knowledge.

 Md. Harunur Rashid, cropping system specialist of CSISA-BD, was course coordinator and facilitator; his associates Md. Kahirul Islam Rony, Debabrata Mahalder, and Shama Nasrin were trainers.

The workshop was organized by the IRRI team of CSISA-BD's Khulna Hub with the assistance of partner NGOs and was held on 12-13 December 2012. 

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