Exchange meeting on mango export held with Wageningen University, Netherlands in Chapainawabganj

Abdullah Al Mamun, Chapainawabganj: 417 Time View :
Update : Monday, August 28, 2023

An exchange meeting with the scientists of Wageningen University, Netherlands on the best practices for export of horticultural crops was held Last Saturday (August 26, 2023) at 4 pm Regional Horticulture Research Center, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Chapainawabganj.

Under the leadership of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council Executive Chairman Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Bakhtiar, senior scientists of Wageningen Food and Biobased Research, Wageningen University, Netherlands, Fatima Perera and René Usteuchel listened to the speeches of mango producers and exporters and assured cooperation on improved management to increase mango exports.

Executive Chairman of BARC Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Bakhtiar said, Netherlands is smaller than Bangladesh in terms of size, but it is far ahead of us in exports. Because their production and post harvest management is world class.

He said that with the cooperation of Wageningen Food and Biobased Research, the world’s best Wageningen University, Netherlands, we can also increase mango exports. Already this year our mango export volume has exceeded 3 thousand tons which is 73 percent more than last year.

Director of Agriculture Extension Department Tajul Islam Patwari, Additional Director Shamsul Wadud, Chief Scientific Officer of BARI Fruit Division Dr. Babul Chandra Sarkar, Chief Scientific Officer of Regional Horticulture Research Center Dr. Mokhlesur Rahman, Chief Scientific Officer of Rajshahi Fruit Research Dr. Shafiqul Islam, Chief Scientific Officer of Chapainawabganj Dr. Kamrul Islam, Deputy Director of DAE Dr. Palash Sarkar, DD of Horticulture Dr. Bimal Kumar Pramanik, Senior Scientific Officer Dr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, officials of various departments, mango producers, processors and exporters were present in the event.

It should be noted that this cooperation program will be implemented under the bilateral agreement signed between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of Bangladesh and Wageningen Food and Biobased Research.

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