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International Conference on Research and Extension for Sustainable Rural Development held in Rural Development Academy, Bogra,Bangladesh:Syeda Tasnim Jannat

Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society and Rural Development Academy (RDA) jointly organized an International Conference on Research and Extension for Sustainable Rural Development during 15-16 February, 2018 with the participation of a large number of extensionists, researchers and other stakeholders. The event was organized at the green and clean premises of Rural Development Academy (RDA) located at Sherpur, Bogra.
The inaugural ceremony of the conference was graced by Professor Dr. Manash Mohan Adhikary, former Vice-chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Bishwabiddyaloy, West Bengal, India as the chief guest. Mr. M. A. Matin, Director General of Rural Development Academy was the Chief Patron while Professor Dr. M. Zulfikar Rahman, President of Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society presided over the session.
Dr. A. K. M. Zakaria, Director, Training Division, RDA presented the welcome address. Then Mr. M. A. Matin, Director General of Rural Development Academy presented the keynote speech highlighting the collaboration of RDA with Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society. He informed the audience that Mr. Md. Mashiur Rahman Ranga, MP, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh could not attend as the Chief Guest due to important meeting in Dhaka. Crests and certificates were awarded to some progressive farmers for their achievements in their respective fields. Professor Dr. Manash Mohan Adhikary, former Vice-chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Bishwabiddyaloy, West Bengal, India expressed satisfaction for the dynamic activities of Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society and assured continued cooperation to this organization. Professor Dr. M. Jiaul Hoque, General Secretary, Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society offered the vote of thanks to the participants, organizers, patrons and all concerned for their support, cooperation and contribution. The inaugural session was concluded by the closing remarks by Dr. M. Zulfikar Rahman, President of Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society who highly appreciated Mr. M. A. Matin and his team of RDA for their support and cooperation in organizing the two days international conference.
Technical sessions were organized at four venues where eight sessions took place on 15 and 16 February, 2018. Following technical sessions were held covering relevant aspects of research and extension for sustainable rural development:
1. Models for Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
2. Research on Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
3. Climate Change, Disaster, Environment and Food Security
4. Applied and On-farm Research in Agriculture (Part-1)
5. Socio-economic Issues of Rural Development
6. Sustainable and Innovative Technologies towards Rural Development
7. Cross-cutting Areas of Agriculture and Rural Development
8. Applied and On-farm Research in Agriculture (Part-2)
Felicitation and Cultural Evening was held on 15 February at night at RDA Auditorium. The cultural function was very attractive. Many young artists and participants rendered their contributions in the cultural function which included songs, recitations, jokes and dancing events. A visit to RDA facilities and farm was organized by RDA management on 16 February morning. The participants were amazed by the innovative activities and action research of RDA. They acquired knowledge of the special activities of RDA during this visit. The concluding session was held on 16 February at RDA Auditorium. The outstanding presenters were awarded in the concluding session. Dr. Akram H. Chowdhury, Chairman, Barendra Multipurpose Development Authority was present in the concluding session as chief guest. Professor Dr. Lutful Hasan, Coordinator, Committee for Advanced Studies and Research (CASR), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh addressed the audience as guest of honour. Mr. M. A. Matin, Director General of Rural Development Academy and Dr. M. Zulfikar Rahman, President of Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society also spoke in the session.
Business session for BAES members was held on 16 February. An executive committee for 2018-19 term was formed in the business session. A visit to Mahasthangar, a famous historical place of Bogra was arranged after the business session. This visit was a lifetime experience for the most of the participants.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Jiaul Hoque, General Secretary, BAES informed this correspondent that 200 participants from home and abroad registered for the international conference. A good number of participants joined from China,India,Indonesia,Malaysia,Nigeria, Philippines and Somalia. Presentations of Technical sessions and Poster display focused on research and extension activities for sustainable rural development in Bangladesh and in the countries of the foreign participants. A comprehensive Abstract Proceedings was published and distributed among all participants. The proceedings incorporated all information related to the conference. The proceedings was enriched by the valuable messages from Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Md. Mashiur Rahman Ranga, MP, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Besides, precious messages from Ms Mafruha Sultana, Secretary, Rural Development and Cooperative Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Professor Dr.Md. Ali Akbar, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Professor, Dr. M. Abul Kashem, Vice-Chancellor, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Professor Dr. Md. Jasimuddin Khan, Pro- Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mohammad Mohsin, Director General, Department of Agricultural Extension, Dr. Md. Kabir Ikramul Haque, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director General, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Md. Shahjahan Kabir, Director General, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Syed Arif Azad, Director General, Department of Fisheries, Dr. Md. Ainul Haque, Director General,Department of Livestock Services,
Engineer M. A. Matin, Director General of Rural Development Academy, Professor Dr. M. Zulfikar Rahman, President of Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society and Professor Dr. M. Jiaul Hoque, General Secretary, Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society highlighted the importance of this international conference for sustainable rural development.
The International Conference on Research and Extension for Sustainable Rural Development was an important milestone of the Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society. The findings and recommendations of this conference will greatly help in the sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas of Bangladesh and participating countries.

Training Workshop on Training Need Assessment Regarding Foundation Training Course Curriculum Development for New NARS Scientists Held in National Agriculture Training Academy,Gazipur,Bangladesh:Dr. Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

A Training Workshop on Training Need Assessment Regarding Foundation Training Course Curriculum Development for New NARS Scientists was held in National Agriculture Training Academy(NATA) on 8 March 2017 with participants from all relevant organizations.The event was organized as a step for launching the Foundation Training for new scientists recruited in various research organizations under National Agricultural Research System (NARS) of Bangladesh.National Agriculture Training Academy(NATA) is a recently established organization under the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) which evolved from Central Extension Resources Development Institute (CERDI) for imparting training to all categories of officers under the Ministry of Agriculture and allied agencies.It is located in the district of Gazipur in Bangladesh.

The event was implemented in two phases.In the first phase, inauguration was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Muhammad Math hurul Haque,Director General,National Agriculture Training Academy.Dr.Md.Jalal Uddin,Executive Chairman,Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council(BARC) graced the occasion as the chief guest.Munshi Mohammad Hedayetullah,Director(Administration),NATA presented the welcome speech and Mir Nurul Alam,Director(Training),NATA presented the keynote paper focusing on the background and progress of NATA in the journey of managing training activities for the officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and its allied agencies.In his speech as the chief guest Dr.Md.Jalal Uddin,Executive Chairman,BARC emphasized on imparting the Foundation Training to the new scientists of NARS so that they can enjoy the training experience and pledged to provide full support to achieve the goal.He inaugurated the event with a note of optimism. Dr. Muhammad Math hurul Haque,Director General,NATA in his speech as the chair person thanked the Ministry of Agriculture,Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council and NARS organizations for their continued support for implementing the foundation training of the new scientists and hoped that more efficient scientists will be created through the ongoing collaborative efforts of the concerned agencies.He also urged the participants to contribute their best to develop the curriculum of the Foundation Training so that the new scientists can face the challenges of coming years.The inaugural phase was anchored by S.M. Kaiser Sikder,Senior Assistant Director (Agriculture extension),NATA.

The second phase was facilitated by Professor Dr.Md.Abdul Momen Miah,Consultant,NATA and Mir Nurul Alam,Director(Training),NATA.Professor Dr.Md.Abdul Momen,Consultant,NATA initiated the activities with a presentation on Curriculum Development Process.Then five groups were formed and exercises were done for Training Need Assessment in several steps.Each activity was accompanied by a group discussion and an enthusiastic presentation.Finally the findings were discussed by the participants and facilitators for inclusion in the curriculum of the Foundation Training of the new scientists of NARS.
A brief closing session was held to wrap up the exciting and innovative exercises of the day and to thank all for their best contributions.It was hoped from the organizers and participants that new scientists of the modern time would be able to face the challenges of the future through the participatory curriculum of the Foundation Training.

Seminar held on “Mobile Apps and Future Business & Career” in Daffodil International University :Dr Syed Md Zainul Abedin

A Seminar was held on “Mobile Apps and Future Business & Career” in Daffodil International University(DIU) on 20 July 2013.The seminar was  jointly organized by CTO Forum Bangladesh and Daffodil International University.

The seminar started at the auditorium of Daffodil International University at 0230pm with the welcome speech of Session Chair,  Professor Dr.M.Lutfor Rahman,Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University.

A number of colorful  multimedia presentations were done  on various aspects of “Mobile Apps and Future Business & Career” to a large audience of experts,teachers,students and dignitaries.

Dr.Syed Akhtar Hossain, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science Engineering(CSE) and Mr.Md.Mahmudul Hasan,Senior Lecturer, Department of CSE presented from the Academia.

Mr.Md.Z. H. Lashkar Palash,Chief Technical Officer, D a t a S o f t  S y s t e m s  B D  L i m i t e d and Mr.Lutfor Rahman,Chief Information Officer,Airtel Bangladesh Limited presented from the Industry.

Dr.Ezazul Huq,Tresurer,CTO Forum,Mr.Kanon Kumar Roy,Director General,National Revenue Board and Member CTO Forum and Mr.Taher Ahmed Chowdhury  also a member of CTO Forum spoke on the prospects of Mobile Apps from various angles.

Members of the audience joined discussion after the presentations. It was revealed from the presentations and discussions that  a Mobile Application or Mobile App was a  software application designed to run on smartphones,tablet computers  and other mobile devices. Due to the usability of Mobile Apps their  popularity  has continued to increase. Developing application software for mobile devices emerged as a great opportunity for the trained personnel in this field. The presenters explained how development of mobile apps may be a means of career and business.They demonstrated the lucrative market or business prospects of Mobile Apps.They mentioned that 16 mobile operator companies were functioning in Bangladesh to provide services for the large number of mobile device users. Considering the  utility of various types of Apps students were urged to make best use of the existing and upcoming opportunities.

The seminar was closed by a photo session following  the vote of thanks.

 

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Entomology News

Dear Readers,

I am very happy to inform you that from now on information about the science of entomology and the work and achievements of entomologists will be published in my website www.connecttask.com

You are requested to kindly visit the news items as they are published from time to time.

To begin with, I am pleased to share with you two news of joy for the entomologists of Bangladesh.

Krishibid Entomologist Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah has been  Chosen for Independence Award of Bangladesh for 2013

Krishibid Entomologist Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah has been  Chosen for Independence Award of Bangladesh for 2013

Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah will be bestowed the honour for his research on agriculture and its development.(Source:http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/index.php?ref=MjBfMDNfMDRfMTNfMV8yXzE2MjAxMA==)

Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah has a very illustrious career. He served as the Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council( BARC),Director General ,Bangladesh Jute Research Institute(BJRI),Director General ,Bangladesh Rice Research Institute(BRRI) and Liaison Scientist for Bangladesh of International Rice Research Institute( IRRI).

Bangladesh Entomological Society(BES) has  adopted the decision to congratulate and offer reception to Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah   in its 49th meeting of the Executive Council of BES held on 16 March 2013 in the Entomology Department of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute(BARI).

 

Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU)

Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman  ,Professor, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU).

Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman  is the current Professor in the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) and the  President of Bangladesh Entomological Society.He served as the Director (P&D) of  BSMRAU and as International Consultant (Intermittent) of UNFAO (TCIN) .

Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman maintained excellent result in all public examinations. He has  Bachelor degree in Agriculture (1977), Masters in Entomology (1979) and PhD in Entomology (1985) with major in Pesticide Toxicology and minor in Agrochemicals and  IPM.He has undergone several professional national and international trainings on pesticide management and IPM.

www.connecttask.com team takes the opportunity to congratulate Krishibid Entomologist Dr. Mohammad Abdul Hamid Miah and Krishibid Entomologist Dr.Md. Mahbubar Rahman for glorifying the community of Entomologists of Bangladesh.The team will  publish special features on the dignitaries soon.

Best regards,

Dr.Syed Md.Zainul Abedin

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