A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and Ispahani Agro Limited was held on Tuesday at Royal Cuisine Restaurant, Uttara, Dhaka. In presence of Director General of BARI Dr Debasish Sarker, Director (Training and Communication Wing) Dr Ferdousi Islam and Director of Ispahani Agro Limited Mrs. Fauzia Yasmin signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organization.
BARI's Director (Support & Services) Dr Kamrul Hasan, Director (Research) Dr Tariqul Islam, Director (Planning & Evaluation) Dr Apurba Kanti Chowdhury, Director (Oilseed Research Center) Dr Abdul Latif Akanda, Chief Scientific Officer of the Plant Pathology Division Dr Matiar Rahman, Chief Scientific Officer of the Entomology Division Dr Nirmal Kumar Dutta, along with other senior scientists of BARI and officers of the Ispahani Agro Limited were present on the occasion. Principal Scientific Officer of the Training and Communication Wing of BARI Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaque gave the welcome speech and Deputy General Manager of the Ispahani Agro Limited Mr. Md. Ashraf Uddin Ahmed spoke about the progress of the Ispahani Agro Limited with the support of BARI.
Under this MoU, BARI and Ispahani Agro Limited will work together to ensure food and nutritional security of the country. Besides, the two sides will work to expand the various varieties and technologies developed by BARI and to increase the use of good seeds and bio pesticide technology in the production of safe vegetables. In the event, the speakers called upon Ispahani Agro Limited to invest more in the development of the country's agriculture.