The Minister remarked that Bangladesh’s achievements were being diminished by comparing Bangladesh with Sri Lanka. He said that a nation can move forward on the strength of its self-confidence. Unnecessarily and unfoundedly, our confidence and achievements are being downplayed by comparing them with Sri Lanka.
Speaking as the special guest, Planning Minister MA Mannan said, “People are able to buy food from the market as their per capita income is increasing. I am also a victim of hostile weather in agriculture. Boro paddy is being damaged in Haor. However, I will be able to take 90 percent of the borough home. We got over. New strategies need to be devised to save agriculture from hostile weather. We need to do more research on how to save agriculture.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sham Rezaul Karim said the government has given cash incentives to entrepreneurs and farmers in the fisheries and livestock sector affected by the Corona epidemic. Arrangements have been made to sell milk, eggs, fish and meat in Corona on the initiative of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. This has benefited producers, suppliers, marketers and consumers. Through this, products worth around Tk 9,000 crore have been sold in the mobile system.
Professor Mostafizur Rahman, a fellow at the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), said Bangladesh exports বিল 1 billion worth of goods and imports নয় 9 billion a year. So we have to produce all the agricultural products so that the food demand of the country is met and the export income increases.
Masroor Arefin, managing director of Citibank, said the country’s agricultural sector was moving forward despite the global war and the Corona epidemic. However, hostile weather and climate change have become major problems for the sector. We have to be prepared to deal with it.
Professor Mohammad Jahangir Alam of Bangladesh Agricultural University presented the keynote address at the event conducted by BAJF General Secretary Sahanwar Saeed. President of the FBCCI, the top organization of businessmen. Jasim Uddin, FH Ansari, President of ACI Agribusiness and Syed Moinuddin Ahmed, Additional Managing Director (Acting Managing Director) of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited. Former Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh Agricultural University and Emeritus Professor MA Sattar Mandal presided over the panel discussion.