Consultative Workshop on Environmental & Social Management of Floriculture
Floriculture, an increasingly popular branch of horticulture, is emerging as an effective tool for sustainable development of low-income people in Bangladesh. With the demand for flowers increasing at home and abroad, PKSF is supporting people engage in floriculture as a means of livelihood and employment generation.
In line with this, PKSF is preparing ‘Environment and Social Management Guidelines for Floriculture’. To get a wider perspective from academics and practitioners, a consultative workshop on the proposed guidelines was held at PKSF on 11May 2022. PKSF Managing Director Dr Nomita Halder NDC was the chief guest of the event chaired by Additional Managing Director Md Fazlul Kader.
Deputy Managing Director Dr Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed PKSF spoke on the purpose of preparing the guidelines in the current context.
Md Rabi Uzzaman, Deputy Manager (Environment and Climate Change), presented on the draft guidelines.
Those present at the workshop included Dr Zahidul Hasan, Professor of Horticulture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University; Dr AFM Jamal Uddin, Professor of Horticulture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University; Md Mazedul Islam, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Dr Farjana Nasrin Khan, PSO, HRC, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Md Shamsuzzaman Sarker, Deputy Director, Department of Environment (DoE); Dr Nasrin Akhter, SSO, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA); Md Ahsanul Haque, Chowdhury, Additional Deputy Director, Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE); Dr Shah Md Monir Hossain, Chief Scientific Officer, Crops Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC); Md Fazlul Hoque, Director, Ad-din Foundation; Nasima Begum, Executive Director, SNF; Sheikh Mozammel Hoque, Project Manager, JCF; Shamim Khan, Deputy Director, RRF; Md Awlad Hossain, General Secretary, Flower Growers’ Society of Bangladesh; and Md Masum Rana, a flower farmer. They participated in the open discussion and made suggestions to improve the guidelines.