Inadequate knowledge on crop production techniques and low retention rate of information by farmers are key reasons for getting low yield. To address these issues, Mr. James Blewett, General Manager Katalyst and Mr. Azmal Hossain Chairman of Bangladesh Crop Protection Association (BCPA), the sole association of pesticide distribution, formulation and re-packaging companies in Bangladesh has signed a MoU on 14 December 2009.
BCPA is the representative body of 68 member pesticide companies. Safe guarding the common interest of its member companies BCPA works to ensure that farmers are aware of safe and economic use of pesticides.
The partnership between Katalyst and BCPA would ensure promotion of crop protection techniques among the farmers, retailers and sprayers by using the wider platform of BCPA. Katalyst and BCPA jointly will also work to promote the techniques to improve the low information retention rate among farmers.