Special Seminar on March 16th by Prof. Muhammad Salim

Title: Agricultural Modernization and Sustainability of Rice Production in Bangladesh: technological issues
Speaker: Prof. Muhammad Salim, Department of Agronomy, Bangladesh Agricultural University and CSEAS visiting research scholar

Date and Time: March 16th (Fri.) 2018, 14:00 – 15:30
Place: Tonan-tei (Room no. 201) on the second floor of Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, CSEAS, Kyoto University

Moderator: Prof. Kazuo ANDO, CSEAS

Beginning of Green Revolution in the late 1960s, Modern Varieties of rice was introduced in a number of developing countries that were struggling to overcome food deficits, including Bangladesh. The area under rice in Bangladesh over 4 decades is almost static while production is increasing over the four decades. Rice production more than tripled since liberation, but progress has been slowing down. The yield plateau of rice must be overcome by revamping agricultural research through the development of a wide number of technologies such as development of suitable varieties in different AEZs, fertilizer management technology, water saving technology and System of Rice Intensification (SRI) etc. Globally, the orientation of the development of agricultural is shifting from productivity to sustainability, stability and safety. However, farmers can select agricultural technologies on their own. Therefore, technological development varies significantly from one country to another, which results in an increase in the regional diversity. In Bangladesh long-term trend of rice production shows that the dominant factor in rice culture is stimulated by Farmers’ Initiative Technologies particularly in using modern variety, fertilizer and irrigation technology.

1979: B.Sc.Ag(Hons.), BAU
1980: M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agronomy
1990: Ph.D. in Tropical Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
Research Interests:
Crop Production, Farming Systems and Area Studies