In order to ensure food and nutrition security, it is necessary to undertake timely and effective integrated projects in agriculture without disrupting the usual flow of agricultural products, said Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, the minister for agriculture.
He said this while addressing a virtual event on the progress of implementation of the Annual Development Project (ADP) from the conference room of the ministry on Sunday.
"Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of people globally and also has caused a great crisis. Many countries have already witnessed food shortages. However, Bangladesh has continued the trend of food production despite facing Amphan and long-term floods. This trend of food production should be continued in the days ahead," said the minister.
Addressing project managers, the agriculture minister said, "The implementation of a project is not the end. The goals and objectives of the project should be assessed as well."
The projects implemented at the field-level and their achievements should be highlighted from now on, said Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque.
It was mentioned at the meeting that a total of Tk2,361 crore has been allocated for 68 projects under the Ministry of Agriculture in the ADP for the current fiscal year 2020-21.
Md Nasiruzzaman, secretary of the ministry, moderated the event.