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Environment and Seed Fair Promotes Protecting Biodiversity in Bangladesh

Our partner in Bangladesh showed the importance of farming while respecting nature - and demonstrated the ways the farmers we work with are already doing it.

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Photo: Udaynkur Seba Sangstha

FIRST PUBLISHED by The Financial Express Bangladesh. See original article here.

Agriculture experts have laid emphasis on the need for switching over to environment-friendly farming to produce pure food stuffs free from hazardous chemical pesticides and insecticides.

They made the opinion at the concluding ceremony of "Environment and Seed Fair-2017" organised by Udaynkur Seba Sangstha (USS) [in Bangladesh].

USC Canada, a non-profit international development organisation, extended cooperation in arranging the fair.

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Photo: Udaynkur Seba Sangstha

Ten ecological agriculture stalls on the fair displayed the ways of producing food that respects nature and biodiversity and blends eco-friendly practices of small scale family farms.

With Chairman of Laksmichap union Aminur Rahman in the chair, Nilphamari Sadar Upazila Agriculture Officer of the Department of Agriculture Extension Mazedul Islam attended the concluding ceremony as the chief guest.

Executive Director of USS Alauddin Ali, sub-assistant agriculture officers Rakib Abedin and Abul Kalam Azad, Education Coordinator of USS Abdul Kuddus Sarker and Member of Laksmichap union Birendra Nath Roy addressed, among others.

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Alauddin Ali speaking at the Environment and Seed Fair. (Photo: Udaynkur Seba Sangstha)

The speakers laid emphasis on enhancing integrated approaches with public-private partnership to promote and popularise the environment-friendly ecological agriculture in the country.

Terming the ecological agriculture as pro-people, cost-effective and environment-friendly, they suggested the farmers for using quality seed and organic fertilisers to produce food staffs beneficial to human health.

Executive Director of USS Alauddin Ali urged to formulate a sustainable and integrated agricultural system taking into account the environmental and human health security aspects to exploit the full potential of the agricultural sector.

The chief guest said ecological agriculture with application of bio-fertilisers, manure spreaders, crop residues, green manure, bone meals and compost had potential to reduce some negative impacts of conventional agriculture on the environment.

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