GHG Research Garners Interest
Interest in IFDC’s greenhouse gas (GHG) research continues to
grow. Recently Dr. Upendra Singh presented findings at USAID
Washington. In October, Dr. Yam Gaihre presented the research
during the 4th International Rice Congress in Bangkok, Thailand,
which was attended by over 2,000 delegates, rice scientists and
industry players from all over the world.
UDP Featured in
In December, Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh
awarded two farmers for
outstanding work related to UDP
technology at the Bangabandhu
Bangladesh’s most prestigious
recognition in the agricultural
sector. Prime Minister Hasina
also spoke briefly on the benefits
of UDP at the ceremony.
AAPI Organizes Workshop for
The AAPI project organized a workshop with private sector seed
companies to encourage the use of fertilizer deep placement (FDP)
in quality seed production, and to advocate for the promotion of
FDP by seed retailers during seed marketing. Combining FDP with
improved seeds can enhance crop production for farmers.
TWCU Hosts Granular
Training in Thailand
Visit AAPI Project Sites
In November, the Training and Workshop Coordination
Unit (TWCU) organized an international workshop on
Granular Fertilizer Production in Bangkok, Thailand.
Forty-eight industry professionals attended this
year’s training. Participants gained knowledge of the
fertilizer industry’s latest technologies and enjoyed the
opportunity to network with peers.
During the first half of November, two United
States Agency for International Development
(USAID) teams consisting of officials from
Washington, D.C., and the Bangladesh Mission
visited various Accelerating Agriculture
Productivity Improvement (AAPI) project sites.
Among other activities, the teams observed
demonstration plot crop cuts and interacted
with briquette shop owners as well as farmers
who had adopted UDP.