|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 21:11:07|
Fair on conserving indigenous crops held
Taking part in a daylong summer seed fair, more than 200 grassroots farmers both males and females exhibited around 75 varieties of indigenous seeds and plants of crops and vegetables in Rajshahi on Friday.
Disseminating their indigenous knowledge and expertise, the farmers unanimously viewed that they are still habituated to protecting and conserving the seeds and plants which are drought-tolerant and more or less adaptive to the changed climatic condition.
They mentioned that revival and promotion of the crops and vegetables could be vital means of food security side by side with protecting biodiversity in the present context of climate change caused by global warming.
Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) and Bargachhi Farmers Unity jointly organised the fair on Kutipara High School playground under Paba Upazila, according to BSS.