AESA Events Workshops

“Cheque Handover Ceremony” – Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Network (BAEN)

A “Cheque Handover Ceremony” under the Last Mile Programme (LMP) of Innovation Grant (IG) Fund was held on 14th June, 2023. It was organized by Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Network (BAEN) at Hortex Foundation, Sech Bhaban, Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka. Kbd. Mr. Badal Chandra Biswas, Director General, Department of Agricultural Extension graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Dr. Md. Baktear Hossain Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dr. Md. Saifullah, Member Director, Administration and Finance division, BARC was presented as Special Guests. Krishibid Dr. Md. Hamidur Rahman, President, BAEN and former Director General, DAE chaired the ceremony. Around 40 participants were attended the program from Government, NGO, INGO, private and international organizations and introduced among themselves. Krishibid Md. Afzal Hossain Bhuiyan, Lead Coordinator- LMP and Organizing Secretary, BAEN cordially welcomed the honorable guests and other participants of this meeting. The main objective of this ceremony was to stimulate innovation in extension and therefore the IG can be used as a contribution to a wider initiative he highlighted in the meeting. A brief presentation of BAEN was presented by Prof. Dr. Md. Sekandar Ali, Secretary, BAEN.

Two organizations are awarded the Innovation Grant.

Title of the first project is “Sustained the fresh Vegetable supply Chain for build Healthy and Prosper Citizens. (SVC4HPC)” awarded by the Organization of Development Services for Distress (ODSD) in collaboration with AR Malik Seeds Pvt. Ltd.

Title of the second project is “Empowering Farmers with 4IR-Enhanced Online Vet Services for Safe Animal Protein Production” awarded by adorsho praniSheba Limited in collaboration with Gono University, Savar.