Dr M Khairul Bashar, Country Manager HarvestPlus-Bangladesh has been elected as the President of Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh for 2017-18, says a press release.
“Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh” (PBGSB) was formed in 1985. Being a rice breeder, working for Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Dr. Bashar joined the society as one of the opening members. Plant breeding during the last four decades has made remarkable contribution in the development of crop varieties to meet the demand of Bangladeshi farmers that has led to the increase of our crop production.
By developing crop varieties with higher yields, higher nutritional status, improved resource with efficiency and reduced environmental impact, plant breeding is a prime contributor to meeting the goals of sustainability in agriculture. Around 750 scientists, researchers and academicians from the field of plant breeding are associated with this professional society.