Innovation, tech diffusion to boost agro production

DHAKA, Jan 24, 2017 (BSS) - Innovation and technological diffusion can boost income from greater agricultural sector, sees a foreign agency, claiming the practice has already brought remarkable results in Bangladesh and other Asian countries.

US Agency for International Development (USAID) today at a regional summit in Dhaka said millions of smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia were attempting to diversify beyond staple crops in order to increase their incomes, but most smallholders lack access to technologies needed to grow income sustainably.

The agency to showcase the success of the new model of agriculture in the region and hopes that its ongoing project would increase food security, reduce poverty, and improve environmental sustainability in Asia, including Bangladesh.

Additional Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture Musharaf Hossain and Director of the USAID Office of Economic Growth Matt Curtis, among others, were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)