Bangladesh Rice Research Institute – BRRI

Dear readers,

I am going to introduce you another website from the Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh called BRRI – Bangladesh Rice Research Institute. The main aim of this website is to Disseminate the activities of BRRI’s, achievements of BRRI’s and information about the Rice.

A little history:

Rice research in this part of the sub-continent started in 1910 that got momentum in mid 60s. Realizing the importance of rice in food security and political stability of Bangladesh, an autonomous organization in the name of East Pakistan Rice research Institute (EPRRI) was established on 1st October of 1970 on 76.82 hectare of land at Gazipur at the 36 km north from the Dhaka city, which was renamed as the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) after the independence in 1971.

In the end of the Front page you will see a link called BRKBBangladesh Rice Knowledge Bank. Clicking on this link will bring you a new page.

BRKB is a treasure of knowledge about Rice. According to the web admin this site is a dynamic source of knowledge that updated regularly to keep consistency with the latest innovations and users’ feedback. The BRKB contains rice knowledge to address the regional as well as national issues associated with rice production and training in Bangladesh. It started with rice but extends promise to be expanded to non-rice technologies in future.

Most of the materials i.e. fact sheets, training manuals, book lets, leaflets, brochures, posters, videos, have been prepared in Bangla, which are easy understandable to farmers and extension workers of Bangladesh. Senior scientists of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) have been prepared the contents of fact sheets and other training and communications materials.

Main sections of BKRB:

  • Cultivation method Rice.
  • Variants of BORO Rice and its cultivation method.
  • Variants of AMAN Rice and its cultivation method.
  • AUS rice variants and its production method.
  • Fertilizer and Soil management.
  • Rice insects and their managements.
  • Rice diseases and their managements.
  • Quality rice seed production and preservation methods.
  • Irrigation and water management etc.

The extension service providers are the immediate beneficiaries of the BRKB. However, ultimately all farmers of Bangladesh and around the world will get  benefits from it. Please visit the site of BRKB and provide your valuable feedback. Thanks.

other Agriculture organizations in Bangladesh:

Zinc-Enriched Rice variety – BRRI Dhan 62

Ministry of Agriculture – Govt of Bangladesh

BARC – National Agriculture Research Council of Bangladesh

AIS – Agriculture Information service, Bangladesh

DAE – Department of Agriculture Extension Bangladesh

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