Speakers at a programme underscored the need for adopting and promoting farmers-friendly crops and technologies for making the agriculture sector in Barind area sustainable.
They also opined that the people should raise their voice against climate change for protecting environment and biodiversity from its adverse impact in the vast Barind tract.
The speakers came up with the observation while addressing a workshop on local economic development forum review at Zila Parishad auditorium in Godagari upazila of the district yesterday.
Godagari Upazila Chairman Ishahaque Ali addressed the programme as the chief guest with Upazila Vice-Chairman Rawshan Ara in the chair.
The programme was addressed, among others, by another Vice-Chairman of the upazila Md Kamruzzaman, Upazila Livestock Officer Saiful Islam, Youth Development Officer Ashiqur Rahman, President of Kakonhat Fisheries and Livestock Development Society Habibur Rahman and its Joint-Secretary Soibur Rahman.
Practical Action and Caritas Bangladesh, two non-government development entities jointly organised the event.
During concept paper presentations, Market Development Field Facilitator of Practical Action Md Rakibuzzaman and Regional Field Officer of Caritas Bangladesh Aminul Islam highlighted the importance of promoting time-fitting crops and technologies.
The chief guest said the entire agriculture sector and its subsectors like livestock and fisheries are facing problems due to the adverse impact of climate change, so there is no alternative to adopt time-befitting technologies.
Other speakers told the programme that there should have adequate measures of boosting the level of knowledge of the farmers on the issue.
All community people need proper knowledge about the importance of biodiversity, natural resource conservation and climate change issues so that they can contribute to this field, they opined, reports BSS from Rajshahi.