Agricultural Policy Support Unit (APSU)

Ministry of Agriculture

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

News Archive

  • Ministry Organizes Bt Brinjal Monitoring Training

    The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing to implement the Bt brinjal impact assessment study. On 6 August 2017, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Agricultural Policy Support Unit (APSU), and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) […]

  • Training for Bt Brinjal Census

    Bangladesh is the first South Asian country to approve commercial cultivation of a genetically modified food crop: brinjal (eggplant). Although advancements in agricultural biotechnology like Bt brinjal could accelerate food production to meet the demand of Bangladesh’s […]

  • Using Research to Address Regions Lagging Behind

    Millions of farmers in the Teesta River Basin of northern Bangladesh struggle due to severe water shortages. Together with CASEED and APSU, IFPRI-Bangladesh conducted a government-commissioned study to develop an integrated agricultural strategy for the […]

  • Bangladesh Faces Hurdles to Improve Nutrition

    Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Wednesday said Bangladesh is still facing formidable challenges to improve its nutritional status despite being a food-sufficient country. “While Bangladesh has experienced steady advances in food availability, the country is […]

  • Integrated Agricultural Strategy on Teesta River Basin

    Climate severely affects farming and livelihoods in the Teesta River Basin. The Minister of Agriculture Matia Chowdhury requested the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agricultural Policy Support Unit (APSU), with technical guidance from the USAID-funded Policy Research […]

  • ANGeL Trains Community Women as Nutrition Champions

    From May 29-31, 25 local female community nutrition workers, referred to as “ANGeL Pushti Kormis” (APKs), were selected to train households on nutrition behavior change communication (BCC) under the Ministry of Agriculture’s two-year Agriculture, Nutrition, […]

  • Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Extension

    From May 15-19, 25 Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers (SAAOS) were trained on agriculture production and nutrition for the Ministry of Agriculture’s two-year Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) pilot project. SAAOs came from nine districts, including […]

  • Ministry Trainings Link Agriculture and Nutrition

    From May 8-12, 25 SAAOs from the Department of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh were trained on agriculture production and nutrition for the Ministry of Agriculture’s two-year Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages […]

  • Ministry Uses Nutrition Knowledge to Change Behaviors

    From May 3-5, 25 Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers (SAAOs) under the Department of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh were trained on nutrition behavior change communication (BCC) for the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agriculture, Nutrition, […]

  • ANGeL Launches Training of Trainers

    The first of five training of trainers was launched in Mushroom Center, Savar for the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) pilot project. From April 19-21, 25 Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers (SAAOs) from […]

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