IRRI, ADB, stakeholders discuss climate-resilient agricultural practices
With a great need to quickly disseminate water-saving technologies to farmers, Philippine-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) discussed the new knowledge from the launch of climate-resilient water-saving alternate wetting and drying agricultural practices.
During an inception meeting for the project “Piloting of Climate-Resilient Agricultural Practices in Bangladesh”, a work plan to solicit feedback from policymakers, experts, farmers, and other stakeholders associated with the implementation of the Muhuri Irrigation Project was recommended.
Participants included the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), the Department of Agriculture and Extension (DAE), irrigation operators, and farmers.
This project is part of ADB’s program on “Investment Assessment and Application of High-Level Technology for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific.”
Prominent agricultural scientists, water management specialists, and agricultural extension professionals from the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) joined IRRI, ADB, DAE, and 32 farmers in deliberations and field visits to project areas.