Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bangladesh Agricultural University turns 50

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), an IRRI partner, is celebrating its 50th year in a 3-day event.

The Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came on the first day to take part in the celebrations, held at the BAU campus in Mymensingh.

Activities included an agro-technology fair, in which the stall put up by the IRRI Bangladesh office won first prize in the international category.

IRRI's participation in the event advances communication efforts with Bangladesh's academe and local agriculture and research systems and draws focus on IRRI's work in the country, which was instrumental in the development of flood-tolerant rice varieties that are now widely planted by farmers in the region. 

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