Katalyst and Agricultural Information Service (AIS) of the Ministry of Agriculture have jointly organized a workshop on “Agriculture Information Dissemination: Prospects and Challenges of Private Sector Actors” on 13 January 2010. The objective of the workshop was to identify the challenges and opportunities in agriculture information dissemination and its policy implication.
Participants from Bangalink, Grameenphone, ACI Logistics, BIID, Win Inc, Bangladesh Crop Protection Association (BCPA), Bangladesh Seed Grower, Dealer & Merchants Association (BSGDMA) and other relevant stakeholders participated in the workshop.
Mr. C Q K Mustaq Ahmed, Honorable Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture was the chief guest. Mr. James Blewett, General Manager of Katalyst and Mahbub Anam, President, (BSGDMA) were also present in the workshop as special guests. The workshop was presided by Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam, Director of AIS.
The workshop is the second of a three part series. First workshop was held on 31 October 2009 to identify the key challenges and opportunities faced by public sectors organizations in agricultural information dissemination. With the discussions of these two workshops, policy recommendation in the area of agricultural information dissemination would be placed at a national level workshop to be participated by key policy makers.