Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS) arranged motivational and block mapping meeting on Alternative Wetting and Drying (AWD) supported by RDRS Bangladesh, IRRI and BRRI at Akashkuri Masterpara under Laxmichap union and Palashbari Masterpara & Kisamot Vutian Doctorpara under Palashbari union of Nilphamari district on 16-17th January’2019 for farmers and Shallow tube well owner. There were 4 meeting conducted in separate spot of above mention villages where 95 farmers and 12 STD owners were present. These meeting conducted for examining of water irrigation in case of boro rice cultivation and more yield & profit. Profullo Kumer Roy and Partho Protim Ray Sub Assistant Agriculture Officer (SAAO) of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has facilitated the training at Palashbari Masterpara & Kisamot Vutian Doctorpara and Md. Rakib Abedin SAAO of DAE also facilitate the meeting at Akashkuri Masterpara. The respective SAAO discussed detail regarding when irrigation will be done observing water level of AWD pipe, benefits of the method like water save, land fertility save, financially gain etc. Md. Jomil, Agriculture Coordinator of USS asked to farmers to compared AWD rice field with Non AWD rice field on irrigation, tillering number, disease status, over all crop condition and finally yield.
Prepared by: Md. Jomil, Agriculture Coordinator, USS