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.

About the workshop

Agenda of the workshop

PRESENTATIONS

Day-1-Session-1_-Mechanization-and-Transformation-of-Smallholder-Agriculture-By-Dr.-Shahidur- IFPRI and-Dr. Xiaobo Zhang,, Peking University

Day 1 – Session 1_Scale-Appropriate Farm Mechanization in Bangladesh By Timothy J Jrupnik – CIMMYT

Day 1 – Session 2_Adoption and adaptation of Pre & Postharvest Rice Farming Technologies Bangladesh Experiences. Md. Monjurul Alam, PhD and Chayan Kumer Saha, PhD Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Day 1 – Session 2_Agricultural Mechanization in Bangladesh and India By Dr Avinash Kishore _IFPRI

Day 1 – Session 2_Mechanization of Rice Harvesting By Dr Martin_Martin Gummert IRRI

Day 1 – Session 2_Research and Development of Combine Harvester under PPP By AKM Saiful_BRRI

Day 1 – Session 2_The Role of PPP by Mr. Subrata Ranjan Das _ACI Motors

Day 1 Session 1_Achivements and future plan by Md. Benojir Alam Director General Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)

Day 1- Session 2_What is the status of agri-mechanisation in Bangladesh_Dr. Brendan Brown CIMMYT

Day 2 – Session 3 _ Innovation processes in Agriculture By Arnoud Hameleers_IFAD

Day 2 – Session 3_Current practices and perceived constraints to the light engineering hubs by Prof. Jonathan Colton

Day 2 – Session 3_Innovative approaches toward Sustainable provision of skills training By PVL Bhratathi_CIMMYT

Day 2 – Session 3_PRABRIDDHI supporting development of Light Engineering Sector By Mehjabin Ahmed, Swiss Contact

Day 2 – Session 3_Trend of Agricultural Machinery and Spare Parts Manufacturing by Md. Monjurul Alam, PhD Professor, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Day 2 – Session 4_ Gender and youth inclusion by Ms Bidowra Khan, ACDI-VOCA

Day 2 – Session 4_Enhancing Agricultural Mechanization through Access to Finance by Tanzila Tajreen IDE

Day 2 Session 4_Innovative A2F By s. Tamanna Sohanee, Light Castle

Day 2 Plenary Session_Agricultural Mechanization in Bangladesh – What have we learnt and unlearned by : Prof. Dr. M.A. Sattar Mandal, BAU

RECORDED VIDEO: Day one; Day Two

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Posted on Bangladesh-news, Uncategorized, April 17, 2022

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