The New NationMay 6, 2010
Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury on Wednesday called upon the agricultural scientists and experts to work together with total devotion to save the agriculture of the country from the wrath of climate change.
The minister made this call while addressing at the inaugural session of two- day International workshop on building climate resilient agriculture in Asia as the chief guest here on Wednesday morning.
"We need to develop many more varieties with higher saline and drought tolerance level. We have to develop more such varieties side by side raising the area coverage of rice cultivation in the coastal region need to combat against the effects triggered by climate change," said the minister at the function organized by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India with support from the Asian Development Bank(ADB).