Last Updated on January 1, 2017 by Aminul Haque Shahin
People need to eat in order to survive. And, agriculture supplies almost every food item people demand. Agriculture founds the basis for food security. If a country wants to survive, it cannot but emphasize the development of agriculture sector. Food security is a vital component of fortifying national security. Interruptions to the food supply agriculture provides can create a domino effect and disrupt all the normal activities a country performs.
Agriculture is a fundamental sector to develop, especially for the poorest countries. For a country like Bangladesh, agriculture is an important source of livelihood for more than 75% of its population. Bangladesh is an agro-based country. Agriculture is the most important occupation for most of the Bangladeshi families. More than 85% of Bangladeshi people are directly or indirectly involved with agriculture.
Agriculture sector is the backbone of Bangladesh economy. As the emergence of textile sector, remittance, the overall contribution of agriculture on GDP of Bangladesh has reduced, but agriculture continues to perform an important duty in the overall scenario of Bangladesh.
With a growing population in Bangladesh and a demand to more than 160 million people, Bangladesh needs modern, scientific application of cultivation methods to produce, prepare and preserve food. Since it’s a country driven by agriculture and also a developing country, strengthening agriculture sector will hedge the country’s overall economy.
Despite planned efforts to increase agricultural productivity in Bangladesh, the growth and output of this sector has not increased as per the growth of population. As a result, Bangladesh established several both private and public universities in order to rear students that can provide valuable input to the overall development of the sector.
Bangladesh has been battling calamities and cataclysms created by climate changes. Every year Bangladesh faces new challenges in crop production and is constrained by such challenges. There needs highly-skilled manpower to investigate, address such issues and offer potential remedies.
Bangladesh’s several public and private agriculture universities and their integrated research institutes are trying to develop technologies and methods to cope with climate change hazards and make these technologies feasible at farmer’s level. Students graduating from these universities are grained through quality agriculture education and research programs.
Here’s a complete list of the public and private agriculture universities and agriculture-associated departments established in Bangladesh:
Government or public Agricultural Universities of Bangladesh
- Bangladesh Agricultural University
- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
- Patuakhali Science and Technology University – Faculty of Agriculture
- Noakhali Science and Technology University – Department of Fisheries and Marine Science
- Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
- Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University – Faculty of Agriculture
- Khulna University, Agrotechnology discipline
- Rajshahi University – Faculty of Agriculture
- Sylhet Agricultural University
- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University – Faculty of Agriculture
Private Agricultural Universities of BD
- International University of Business, Agriculture and Technology
- EXIM Bank Agricultural University, Bangladesh (EBAUB)
- First Capital University, Chuadanga, Bangladesh – Faculty of Agriculture
- Ishakha International University – Faculty of Agriculture
- Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, Dhaka – BBA in Agribusiness/MBA in Agribusiness
- Tamaltola Agriculture and Technical College,Natore – [Under Rajshahi University] – BSc in Agriculture
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