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Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)

BARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) is the largest multi-crop research institute in Bangladesh conducting research on a wide variety of crops, such as cereals, tubers, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, spices, flowers, etc.

Besides variety development, BARI carries out research on areas such as soil and crop management, disease and insect management, water management and irrigation, development of farm machinery, improvement of cropping and farming system management, post-harvest handling and processing, and socio-economic studies related to production, processing, marketing and consumption.

Contacts: 
Contact person: 
The Director General
Contact email: 
Country: 
Bangladesh

Technologies from Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)

 

Traditional floating garden practices for seedling production in Bangladesh

The floating garden practice is a local indigenous production system most successful in the wetland/submerged areas of selected south and south-western districts (Pirojpur, Barisal and Gopalganj) in Bangladesh. Floating garden agricultural practices have been adopted by local farmers for near two centuries. This technology describes how to construct and use floating gardens for seedling production of vegetable and spice crops in Bangladesh.

Improvements of traditional floating gardens for vegetable production in Bangladesh

Floating garden agriculture (locally known as vasoman/dhap chash) is a local innovative crop production technology for the submerged ecosystems of the southern region of Bangladesh. Traditionally, farmers of Gopalganj, Pirojpur and Barisal districts have been practicing the farming technology for about two centuries as an adaptation to the flooded/submerged conditions. To improve the traditional floating garden agriculture practices for successfully growing cucurbits or other creeper type of vegetable crops, research programmes were undertaken. This technology describes how the improved practice for vegetable production is implemented and managed.

Traditional floating garden practices for vegetable production in Bangladesh

Floating garden practice is a local indigenous production system most successful in the wetland/submerged/flooded areas of selected south and south-western districts (Pirojpur, Barisal and Gopalganj) of Bangladesh. Floating garden agricultural practices have been adopted by the local farmers since about two centuries ago. This technology describes in detail how to construct and manage floating gardens for production of different crops (vegetables and spices).