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  • Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)

Category: Agriculture & Environment

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) is the largest multi-crop research institute in Bangladesh. The Institute was established in 1976 to carry out research on agricultural crops. Currently, BARI is run under the Ministry of Agriculture of Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The main center of BARI is located at Joydebpur in Gazipur, Bangladesh. In addition, the Institute has 6 regional research stations at Akbarpur, Hathazari, Ishurdi, Jamalpur, Jessore, and Rahmatpur. Besides, BARI also has 7 crop research centers and 28 sub-stations. The Seven Research Centers are as follows: Tuber Crops Research Centre (TCRC), Horticulture Research Centre (HRC), Wheat Research Centre, Spices Research Centre, Plant Genetic Resource Centre, Oilseed Research Centre, and Pulse Research Centre.

The Institute conducts research on different types of crops including cereals, flowers, fruits, oilseeds, pulses, spices, tubers, vegetables and more. But, it does not conduct research on these following crops: jute, rice, sugarcane, and tea. There are separate institutes were established for conducting research for these crops (jute, rice, sugarcane, and tea). BARIís all development programs are implemented through Government of Bangladesh projects and Foreign Aids projects.

Apparently, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute conduct research related to production, processing, marketing and consumption of agricultural goods. In order to do all these things, BARI has been working in the field of soil and crop management, improvement of crops and farm system management, disease and insect management, farm machinery development, water and land management and so on.

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute publishes crop research and activities reports, agricultural manuals, monographs, bulletins etc. The Institute organizes seminars, symposia and workshops on selected problem(s) for countryís agricultural advancement. It also provides necessary information to farmers to carry out their farming business more effectively.

The train research and extension officers are highly involved to improve and solve any kind of crop related matter. Since commencement of BARI, it has been prosperously contributing countryís agricultural production by developing technologies that are suitable and appropriate for countryís climate and farmerís condition. The Institute has been involved in different commodity and non-commodity research area(s). BARI has developed total 825 technologies (till 2013) of which 403 are involved in improving crop commodity and 422 technologies on different non-commodity regions. Apart from all these, BARI has preserved more than 10000 germplasm accessions. After all, BARI is the prime crops research institute in Bangladesh.

Contact Info:

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI):

Contact info with Director General of BARI:
E-mail: dg.bari@bari.gov.bd,
Telephone (Office): 9252715,
Fax: 02-9261415,
Mobile: 1714-179048

Website: www.bari.gov.bd

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