Shipping Minister Dr M Afsarul Amin yesterday underscored the need for increasing agricultural production to ensure food security in the country.
“There is no alternative to boosting agricultural production to ensure food security,” he said while addressing a seminar titled ‘Let agriculture be the main weapon of change’ at Muslim Institute Hall.
Chittagong University Vice Chancellor Dr Abu Yusuf Alam inaugurated the seminar while general secretary of Diploma Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh (DKIB), Chittagong SS Abdul Malek presented the keynote paper at the seminar.
The minister also urged the agronomists to invent new technologies for the development of the farmers and the country.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Hasan Mahmud, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology Vice Chancellor Dr Shyamol Kanti Biswas and Chittagong University of Veterinary and Animal Science Vice Chancellor Dr Nitish Chandra Debnath, among others, addressed the seminar. Chittagong unit president the DKIB Babu Jadunath Dutta chaired the programme
Source ::: The Daily Star ::: 28 March 2009