Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, with strategic guidance from Katalyst,organised a seminar titled “Pre Budget Discussion 2017: Upcoming Budget and Agriculture” at KIB seminar hall on 21 May, 2017. The seminar focused on discussing the impact of agriculture on poverty reduction and how allocating more budget in the agriculture sector can help in intensifying the development growth of Bangladesh. To foster this growth KIB invited around 500 major agriculturists from Bangladesh, which includes senior representatives from academia, public sector, and private sector with a view to improve the linkage between agro academia and industry actors.Dr. Jahangir Alam, a renowned agriculture economist presented the key note paper at the seminar. Mr. M.A. Mannan MP, Honorable state minister of finance, Government of Bangladesh as the Chief Guest. Mr. EmdadulHaque, Senior Advisor, External Relations, Katalyst were present in the event.