A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Katalyst and Bangladesh Seed Growers, Dealers and Merchants Association (BSGDMA) on 18 October, 2009 in Dhaka. Mr. Rajiv Pradhan, Group Director, Industry and Rural Services Group, Katalyst and Mr. Mahbub Anam, President, BSGDMA signed the MoU. Key executives and members of BSGDMA and Katalyst were present at the signing ceremony.
The objective of the partnership between Katalyst and BSGDMA is to facilitate the development of the market for quality seeds in Bangladesh, by means of undertaking a set of market led interventions with a view to reach the farmers with best quality seeds and at an affordable price to increase farm productivity.
BSGDMA, established in 1999, is the leading and largest Seed Association of Bangladesh. The mission of BSGDMA is to ensure production and supply of best quality seeds to all the farmers of Bangladesh at an affordable price to increase their productivity and income.