FAO in Bangladesh

Advancing agriculture through digital solutions


Dhaka, Bangladesh – Representative in Bangladesh Robert D. Simpson met Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, to discuss plans to modernise the agriculture sector using digital technology.
They both emphasized the importance of expanding agricultural research and innovation to boost smart farming. The ICT Division and FAO agreed to prepare a plan for digitalization of agriculture. The minister said it would not be possible to meet rising food demand without the use of modern technology.
Members of the FAO team who joined the meeting included Nur Ahamed Khondaker, Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), and Botagoz Nartayeva, Programme Specialist. ICT Division Additional Secretary Dr. Khandaker Azizul Islam, and senior officials from the ICT Division and A2I project also attended the meeting.