'Female farmers to get digital technology training'

‘Female farmers to get digital technology training’


Dhaka – State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Sunday said rural female farmers will be trained with digital technologies so that they can properly promote their agricultural products, UNB news agency reported.“Info Ladies will go to door to door across the country to provide female framers with information services through mobile phones, laptops, tabs and internet,” he told a discussion.
Oxfam International Bangladesh in collaboration with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Monash University, Citizen Solidarity and Pratik arranged the discussion titled, ‘Digital Content for Women in Agriculture’ at the Jatiya Press Club.
Palak said marginalised women farmers always contribute to the country’s economy, but their contributions remain unrecognised.
Mentioning that the Info Lady Project has already been introduced in 16 districts, he said five ‘Digital Mobile Training Buses’ will soon start roaming across the country to train marginal people on technology uses.
The female farmers will be given mobile phones while E-shop will be set up in every district of the country to promote their products, Palak said.
Moderated by ICT expert Mustafa Jabbar, Prof Mark Wallace of Monash University and ex-VC of Bangladesh Agriculture University Abdul Mannan, among others, spoke at the programme.


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