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Climate Smart Agriculture for a Resilient Coastal Bangladesh (RECSA) project was organize a training on “Climate change impacts on water and food systems and their adaptation” at Patuakhali Science and Technology University on 21-23 March 2022. Prof. Dr. Swadesh Chandra Samanta, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, PSTU adorned the chair of chief guest at the opening of the training programme. Prof. Mohammad Ali, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Prof. Dr. Md. Fazlul Hoque, Dean, Postgraduate Studies (PGS) was presented here as a Special Guests. Prof. Dr. Fulco Ludwig, Project Director, WUR , was presented as keynote speaker at the opening session of the training program.

Prof. Dr. Md. Alamgir Kabir, Project Director, PSTU was preside over the training workshop. Certificates are distributed among the participants on successful completion of the three days training. The Workshop was conducted by Prof. Dr. Md. Ektear Uddin, Project Coordinator of RECSA.

Climate Smart Agriculture for a Resilient Coastal Bangladesh project has organized a workshop on “Curriculum Improvement through Inclusion of IT for proposed MS course in Climate Smart Agriculture” at Patuakhali Science and Technology University on 12th September 2022.

Honorable Vice-Chancellor of PSTU Prof. Dr. Swadesh Chandra Samanta was present as the chief guest. Professor Mohammad Ali, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, PSTU and Professor Dr. Md. Fazlul Haque, Dean, Postgraduate Studies (PGS) was present there as Special Guest.

Prof. Dr. Alamgir Kabir, Project Director, RECSA presided over the workshop. The Workshop was conducted by Prof. Dr. Md. Ektear Uddin, Project Coordinator of RECSA.

The CSA bangla conference will be held on February 15,16 and 17, 2023 at the PSTU. The program will appear as soon as it is known.

Great news: university grants commission has given preliminary approval at the CSA department. We are currently working hard to meet all the conditions. 

In a 2-week training course at the WUR , 6 postdocs gained a lot of knowledge about CSA practices and the education about this. The aim is to translate the acquired knowledge into education appropriate to PSTU. The post-docs who participated in this are: Gopal Saha, Shariful Islam, Shah Md. Asraful Islam, Khadiza Khatun, Shaikh Abdullah Al Mamun Hossain and  Md. Masudur Rahman.

PSTU and WUR have worked together fruitfully in the NUFFIC project Climate-smart agriculture for a resilient coast of Bangladesh. As a result, PSTU and WUR intend to continue and strengthen their collaboration. To record this, an MoU was signed during PSTU’s visit to WUR. PSTU was represented by Prof. Alamgir Kabir, Prof. Ektear Uddin and Prof. dr. Md. Fazlul Hoque. From the WUR there were, among others, Prof. Fulco Ludwig, Carolien Kroeze and Bram Vos.

During their stay in the Netherlands, Prof. Alamgir, Prof. Ektear and Prof. Fazlul visited Matthijs Landsmeer of Nuffic. During the visit, the progress of the project was discussed. 

During WSG’s working visit to the PSTU, WSG also visited a field school. At this field school, especially women learn to take a more CSA-oriented approach to their work on the land.

During the visit to PSTU, the foundation stone of the CSA Institute was laid. This stone was laid by Prof. Fulk Ludwig and Prof. Swadesh Chandra Samanta.