Center for Development & Competitive Strategies Ltd. (CDCS Knowledge Institute) organized a workshop on ‘Advancing Market Responsive Agriculture and Agribusiness Education in Bangladesh’ with the support of Katalyst on 22 December 2014.
The objective of the workshop was to discuss the current and emerging market opportunities for agriculture and agribusiness graduates, researchers and academia, the challenges faced by agricultural academia and the current and potential participation of the private sector in advancing market responsive agriculture and agribusiness education. Participants discussed about the importance of building a curriculum which will provide proper learning materials, updated syllabus, practical lessons, field trips, improved exam evaluation and internship programs for students. Academic institutions and private companies can collaborate to ensure an improved course curriculum and arrange job fairs and workshops to help promote agribusiness education in Bangladesh.
The workshop was moderated by Prof. Sheikh Morshed Jahan, Mission Leader, CDCS Knowledge Institute. The participants of the workshop included representatives from the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sylhet Agricultural University. Dr. F. H. Ansarey, Executive Director of ACI Agribusinesses and Fawzia Yasmeen, General Manager of M.M. Ispahani Limited also took part in the workshop.