BRRI (Plant Research Institute) has been featured in the newspaper yesterday’s harvest measurement meeting. (November, 2023)

On November 22, 2023, a local newspaper published an article about a new variety of rice developed by the BRRI Rice Research Institute, which is conducting a measurement event. The local newspaper then reported on the meeting.
This project is being implemented with support from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

Harvesting and field day of Bri rice 95 in Charhamua

As a result of climate change, many varieties of rice in Bangladesh are on the verge of extinction. But the hope is that new varieties are being invented with the change of time. Farmers should be encouraged to cultivate new varieties of rice.
Dr. Chief Scientific Officer of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute Regional Office, Habiganj, in the discussion meeting of Bri rice 95 crop cutting and field day under the practice and extension of disaster tolerant and climate-friendly agriculture project. Mamunur Rashid says these things. He said- the population of Bangladesh is increasing. Along with this, the demand for food is increasing. The amount of agricultural land is decreasing under the pressure of overpopulation. Keeping that in mind, we have to increase food production by cultivating improved varieties of rice to meet the additional food demand. And farmers should be encouraged in this regard. As a result of climate change, there has been an outbreak of blast disease in the area. In the last season, the farmers of the area were affected by this disease by cultivating BR 28 and BR 29. So farmers will benefit more if they cultivate disaster-tolerant BR 96, BR Hybrid-3, BR Hybrid-5. Because this paddy will not be spoiled easily even if it is submerged in rainwater. Moreover, BR hybrid-3, BR hybrid-5 are affected by blast disease very less. So farmers are encouraged to grow this paddy.
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute Regional Office Habiganj Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Under the chairmanship of Mamunur Rashid and the chief executive of Esed Habiganj, Zafar Iqbal Chowdhury, yesterday in Charhamua of Laskarpur Union, Deputy Director of Islamic Foundation Habiganj, Muhammad Muniruzzaman, Deputy Director of Youth Development Directorate, Habiganj, AKM Abdullah were present as guests at the crop cutting and field day. Bangladesh Rice Research Institute Regional Office Habiganj Senior Scientific Officer Dr. Abu Saeed, Scientific Officer Abu Naeem, ATN Bengal Habiganj Representative Md. Abdul Halim, Daily Habiganj Mukh Newspaper Associate Editor Moin Uddin Ahmed, Disaster Resilient and Climate Adaptable Agriculture Practice and Extension Project Officer Zulfikar Ali, Assistant Project Officer Dulal Miah, Program Organizer of the Project Mahmudur Rahman, Program Organizer Saiful Islam. Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officer of Charhamua block, village farmers, and eminent persons were present in the program organized in collaboration with JICA and Directorate of Agricultural Extension Habiganj and implemented by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Share the Planet, and Aced Habiganj.
Abdul Majeed, Finance and Admin Manager of Esed Habiganj recited from the Holy Quran at the beginning of the program.