Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak stressed need for practical research on increasing production, diversification, conservation and marketing of agricultural products through the application of advanced technology and research results in the field of agriculture in Bangladesh.
Minister also highlighted issue of Bangladesh agricultural transformation while exchanging views with Dr Sjoukje Heimovaara, President of Wageningen University at Bangladesh Bhaban in Netherlands, on Friday, according to a press release.
Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Md Riaz Hamidullah was also present on the occasion.
The Bangladesh Ambassador, during the discussion, raised the issue of launching a joint research project of Wageningen University with Bangladesh Agricultural Research University.
The President of Wageningen University Dr Sjoukje Heimovaara welcomed the proposal.
“Bangladesh has achieved self-reliance and significant success in the field of agriculture in the last one decade and has moved up in the list of top 10 countries in the world for the production of various grains and vegetables,” said Dr Abdur Razzak.