Food minister to join World Grain Forum

Food Minister Qamrul Islam left Dhaka Wednesday night to join the World Grain Forum 2016 for sharing the experience about global initiatives of attaining sustainable development of the world grain market.

The country, for the second time, is joining the forum where the issue of formation of new strategic alliances for building international cooperation to ensure a stable grain market would be widely discussed.

Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation is holding the two-day Forum, beginning on Friday in Russian coastal city-Sochi.

"With participating in the Forum, the food minister will have the opportunity of gathering global experiences in use of land and water, which could eventually be applied in developing a sustainable grain market in Bangladesh," said an official handout yesterday.

It said at the Forum the food minister would also participate in discussion on proper use of the limited natural resources like land and water and on the reducing land fertility and risks of changing environment.

The Forum will be attended by 2500 delegates, including representatives of major Russian and foreign agribusiness companies, industrial unions and associations, official foreign delegations from more than 50 countries and heads of international organisations and financial institutions.

Business sessions of the Forum will include more than 20 events, as well as meetings of the Russian Federation leaders with representatives of the Russian and international agriculture business, heads of foreign delegations and international organisations.

The Forum will open with a plenary session "The Grain market in new realities: challenges and opportunities".

Panel discussions, conferences, round tables and business forums on a wide range of issues of grain production, products of its processing, infrastructure development will be held on the second day of the Forum.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)