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Bayer Crop Science Ltd in cooperation with BRAC will train marginal farmers in Bangladesh in order to build their capacities to adopt modern agricultural practices.
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12 January 2021

Bayer, BRAC to train marginal farmers to adopt modern agri practices

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Business Desk :
Bayer Crop Science Ltd in cooperation with BRAC will train marginal farmers in Bangladesh in order to build their capacities to adopt modern agricultural practices.
The capacity building programme was kicked off on Monday at the BRAC Learning Center in Dhaka, in presence of key officials from Bayer and BRAC.
Bayer\'s global initiative - \'Better Farms, Better Lives\' has supported over 20 lakh smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America, with free Better Life Farming care packages.
These packages were tailored to farmers\' local needs and included a combination of Bayer\'s hybrid seeds, crop protection products, personal protective equipment and safety & training materials.
In Bangladesh, the initiative supported 100,000 smallholder farmers during the 2020 Aman and Boro seasons across 59 districts and 242 Upazillas.
Beneficiary farmers received 1 kg packs of Bayer\'s Arize hybrid rice seeds (free of cost) which was distributed with support from the local Department of Agriculture Extension.
In 2021, Bayer will help build capacities for 15,000 of these smallholder farmers on the use of modern agricultural technologies, in collaboration with BRAC.