Australia launches new strategy to assist key agricultural research in Bangladesh

Andrew Campbell, CEO of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), said a new strategy has been agreed upon by Australia and Bangladesh on long-term research partnerships.

Research priorities include crop improvement, water management, farming systems, soil fertility, and agricultural mechanization.

Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, Executive Chairman of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), highlighted the importance that agriculture plays not only in ensuring food and nutritional security, employment, and economic growth, but also in building resilience to challenges such as the climate crisis.

Press release - ACIAR