BARI Managing Director, Debasish Sarker, on Sunday inaugurates a training titled “Environmentally Invasive Pest Management of Pineapple and Related Crops” at the BARI Seminar Hall in Gazipur. – Press release

The Training and Communication Wing and Entomology Division of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute jointly organized a training of trainers titled “Environmental Management of Invasive Pests of Pineapple and Related Crops” for the Society for Social Service in the BARI seminar room on Sunday.

Fifteen SSS officers are taking part in the three-day training program funded by the SSS Sustainable Enterprise Project, a press release said.

BARI’s Managing Director, Debasish Sarker, opened the training workshop as the main guest. Director (Training and Communication) Ferdousi Islam presided over the ceremony while Director (Support and Services) Md Kamrul Hasan, Director (Research) Md Tariqul Islam and Director (Planning and Evaluation) Apurba Kanti Chowdhury attended as special guests.

The Scientific Director and Head of the Entomology Division, Nirmal Kumar Dutta, delivered the welcome speech while the Senior Scientific Director of the Division, Md Akhtaruzzaman Sarker conducted the ceremony. Head of Agriculture Department of SSS Pradeep Kumar Sarkar also highlighted various activities of SSS during the event.

Speaking as a chief guest at the inaugural session, BARI Director General Debasish Sarkar said that the current government is committed to providing healthy food to the people of the country. It is also working on how to convert low-cost crops into high-value crops through value addition, he added.

“We want to make our products and our technology accessible to everyone. At the same time, it is necessary to reduce the use of chemical pesticides at the production stage and increase the use of bio-pesticides.


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