The Daily Star, in cooperation with Katalyst, conducted a roundtable discussion on “Balanced Fertiliser Usage” on August 6, 2016 at the Daily Star Center. The event was sponsored by Naafco (Pvt) Ltd. and participated by experts from relevant public bodies, such as Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Soil Resource & Development Institute (SRDI); private organizations such as Haychem, ACI and different research and academic institutes such as Bangladesh Agricultural University. This roundtable discussion was part of a series of events the Daily Star has been organizing, with a focus on major agricultural sectors of Bangladesh. This is a notable development in the media sector as print media for the first time is partnering with the agro industry on such an initiative.
Earlier this year, Katalyst helped the Daily Star develop a research driven roundtable model, which would enable the print media house to advocate key agricultural issues concerning farmers and relevant stakeholders. The Daily Star is scheduled to publish a full page supplement comprising articles and valuable insights of key participants from the roundtable discussion.