Cultivation pattern adapted to climate change

Crop cultivation pattern is being changed in the district through
turning two-crop land into three and four crops one gradually that
helps the growers earn more benefit apart from adaptation to a
changing climatic condition.
Bangladesh is one of the worst climate change affected countries and
is facing temperature fluctuation, devastating floods, water logging,
cyclones, river erosion, severe drought and cold wave and excessive
and untimely rainfall every year creating a deep concern for
agriculture, food, soil, water level, environment and bio-diversity.
As the agri-sector of the country is under threat and the crops
production is being hampered seriously due to above mentioned climate
change related disasters, an emphasis was given on proper cropping
pattern with effective farming strategies and technologies to cope
with changed climatic condition with an aim to keeping the agro
production increasing anyhow to ensure food security.
Under this crops farming pattern, two-crop land are being turned into
three crops one by farming Boro paddy, indigenous Parija paddy and
Aman paddy on high and medium high land systematically following the
suggestions of field level agri officials of government and non
government organisations.
The two-crop land are being turned into four crops one through
cultivating short duration Aman paddy -Mustard (BARI-14)/Potato-Mung
dal-indigenous variety Parija paddy or Narica paddy (African variety)
systematically avoiding Boro paddy farming.
RDRS Bangladesh, a reputed non-government organization, is
implementing the programme at field level in the district under the
project of Crops Intensification in northern region of Bangladesh
funded by Krishi Gobeshana Foundation and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Agriculture University.
High quality seed, fertilizers and other agro inputs are also being
provided to the enthusiastic farmers of the project command areas of
the district to make the prgramme a grand success, said Saiful Islam,
assistant agriculture officer of RDRS Bangladesh.
Deputy Director of DAE Mir Abdur Razzak said instructions had already
been given to the field level officials particularly sub assistant
agriculture officials to help the farmers turn their two-crop land
into three and four crops one to achieve the country’s food security.
(BSS, Gaibandha)

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