Agricultural Mechanization in Bangladesh- The Future
A two-day workshop on “Agricultural Mechanization in Bangladesh-The Future” held on 21st and 22nd March 2022 by the USAID funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia- Mechanization and Extension Activity (CSISA-MEA), in collaboration with Bangladesh Agriculture University at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This two-day workshop reviewed progress made with the introduction of agricultural mechanization technologies. The workshop also addressed constraints to accelerating the pace of mechanization and the required changes in government and private sector policy that will make that happen. Participants from across Bangladesh’s leading research institutes and the private sector discussed how the Bangladesh light engineering sector could be supported to manufacture agricultural machinery and spare parts for domestic as well as international markets. Participants also addressed work to support rural women and youth and ways in which farm mechanization can foster employment in the agricultural machinery sector and establish agricultural mechanization-based businesses.