The Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have collaborated to expand the cultivation of a new rice variety in Bangladesh. The new rice variety is expected to be more resilient to climate change and pests and will help increase rice production in the country.
This collaboration is part of a larger effort to improve the lives of rice farmers in Bangladesh through better rice varieties and agricultural technologies. The BADC and IRRI have also organized training programs to enhance the awareness, knowledge and skills of seed dealers and producers on rice seed production, processing, preservation and marketing.
This is a positive development for the agricultural sector in Bangladesh and it is hoped that this collaboration will lead to further advancements in rice cultivation and production in the country.