Agreement Signed with University of Sydney

Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) has signed a Letter of Agreement on the 14th October with University of Sydney in Australia a new project entitled “Use of ICT’s in Agriculture Services” This is a multi-country pilot project targeted to be completed in 3 months in Nepal, Bangladesh and India simultaneously. Having realized that poverty, including the nutritional poverty, can be largely reduced by adopting technologies that are already available, but not adopted in a larger scale, this project plans to focus on using ICT as a dissemination tool for the faster transfer of agricultural technology in Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP) of Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Executive Director, Mr. Bharat Prasad Upadhyay, will provide overall institutional inputs to this project and Dr. Bhoj Raj Joshi, Senior Liaison Manager in CEAPRED, will act as the home office coordinator. In the same way, Dr. Salima Rahman from Rangpur-Dinajpur Rural Services (RDRS) will be leading the project in Bangladesh and Dr. Kalyan Das from Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidhyalaya will be acting through the Department of Agricultural Economics in India.