‘Spain’s Almeria Agro model to help develop agriculture in Bangladesh’
Effective and sustainable agro-technology of Spain's Almería will help agricultural development of Bangladesh, said speakers at a webinar yesterday.
The webinar titled "Introduction to Almería Ago Innovation" was arranged yesterday in a bid to exchange the experience and use of technology in Bangladesh and Spain's agriculture.
Commercial wing of the Bangladesh Embassy in Spain and Spain Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry – organisers of the program also agreed to implement such a project after feasibility study.
Safe agricultural production and increasing land production using biocontrol systems is the main characteristics of the Almeria model, which are linked to the agricultural policy priorities of the Bangladesh government, said Dr Sheikh Mohammad Bakhtiar, executive chairman of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC).
"Almeria's agricultural model may be adapted to Bangladesh with some changes," said Redwan Ahmed, councillor of commercial wing of Bangladesh Embassy in Spain.
"Almeria was a barren region 50 to 60 years ago and its inhabitants were also the poorest in Spain. Now, Almeria is now one of the most economically developed places in Spain through the agricultural development," said Nuria Lopez, president of Spain Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the webinar.
"Almeria was once one of the least developed regions of Spain but now vegetables are being supplied to many European countries from Almeria," said Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh Francisco de Asís Benítez Salas.