Japanese project to protect farmers in Haor area from early floods

A new project has been taken up for 5 years with Japanese funding to protect the crops of farmers in Haor area of ​​Habiganj from early floods. On this occasion, an information meeting titled ‘Practice and Dissemination of Disaster Resistant Climate Change Adaptive Agriculture in Haor Area’ was held on Monday in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in Habiganj with the technical support of the Japanese development agency JICA and Bangladesh Rice Research Institute regional office Habiganj.

Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Commissioner of Habiganj, spoke as the chief guest at the meeting under the chairmanship of Adv. JICA advisor Katsuki Ryuchi, Japanese development agency Green Planet chief Tetsuyo Tsutsui, Japanese development expert Yami Yahishita, Bri scientific officer said. Rafiqul Islam, Esed Executive Director Zafar Iqbal Chowdhury and others. People from different walks of life participated in the event.

The chief executive officer of ESD, Jafar Iqbal Chowdhury, said that this 5-year project has been taken up with Japanese support in Pukra Union of Habiganj Sadar Upazila and Pukra Union of Habiganj Sadar Upazila. The main objective of the project is to protect farmers from early floods through climate resilient agricultural systems.

The main aim of this project is to create coordination through various organizations and easily deliver the new varieties of Brie to the farmers so that the farmers can get Boro rice home before March 31 and increase the production.

Japanese development expert Tetsuyo Tsutsui said that Habiganj has already achieved success by implementing small projects with ACE, so they are providing support for this 5-year project. He promised that the Japanese government will provide more support for the development of the Haor people in this area in the future.

Habiganj District Commissioner Ishrat Jahan thanked the Japanese delegation for taking up this project for the marginalized people of Habiganj. He requested the support of the Japanese government for more projects in the future.

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