Friday, February 7, 2020

IRRI hosts plenary session Gobeshona Int’l Climate Conference in Dhaka

Dr. Ahmad Salahuddin from the IBO giving a presentation
at a IRRI-hosted plenary session at the
6th Gobeshona International Climate Conference 2020
in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhaka, 06 February 2020 – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) hosted a plenary session on agriculture and natural resource management at the 6th Gobeshona International Climate Conference 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The theme for this year’s Gobeshona conference was “Research into action”. The event was organized by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) on the Independent University Bangladesh campus from 20-24 January 2020.

Humnath Bhandari, IRRI Representative for Bangladesh, presided over the session moderated by Dr. Ahmad Salahuddin. More than 80 national and international participants attended the plenary session. Dr. Bhandari briefly highlighted IRRI’s research-for-development activities, especially the climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience programs in rice-based agri-food systems in Bangladesh and globally.

During the session, Dr. Rafiqul Islam, from the IRRI Bangladesh Office (IBO) presented “Climate-smart rice varietal development strategy” while Dr. Manoranjan K. Mondal, also from IBO, presented “Resource management and crop intensification in the coastal zone of Bangladesh.”

Dr. Ahmad Salahuddin, IRRI consultant, and Dr. S. M. Mofijul Islam, senior scientific officer from Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, jointly presented “Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions through water management-Technical and dissemination issues.”

Gobeshona is a platform for organizations, professionals, policymakers, and experts to share their knowledge, research, and practical experience on climate change issues in Bangladesh.

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