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The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture in Bangladesh

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Abstract

Since as early as 1964, a small group of agricultural scientists of the Bangladesh Atomic Research Establishment have been using radioisotopes and radiation tools in their research. Realizing the potential use of nuclear tools in agriculture, this agricultural section was reorganized and expanded into a full-fledge institute. For this work the need for outside support was foreseen and in July 1973 the Government submitted a request for support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). As a result, a technical assistance SIDA project was approved, with the IAEA being the executing agency. This US $1 million, 5 year-project provides for some 100 man-months of international expertise, some 200 man-months of fellowships, as well as for various equipment and supplies. The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture was formally inaugurated on 12 December 1977, by the Vice-President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Justice Abdus Sattar. Helio F.S. Bittencourt, the IAEA Deputy Director General for Technical Assistance and Publications, represented the Agency at this ceremony. The objectives of INA are: 1. To identify and solve basic agricultural problems of the country through inter-disciplinary approach, employing both nuclear and conventional research techniques. 2. To train scientists in appropriate fields of research at home and  More>>
Authors:
Kaul, A K [1] 
  1. Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh (Bangladesh)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 1978
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: 10 photos
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; BANGLADESH; BANGLADESH ORGANIZATIONS; CROPS; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; PLANT BREEDING; PLANT GROWTH; PRODUCTIVITY; RADIATION INDUCED MUTANTS
OSTI ID:
21003602
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA0702984027725
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull203/20305490209.pdf;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 2-9
Announcement Date:
Apr 21, 2008

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Citation Formats

Kaul, A K. The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture in Bangladesh. IAEA: N. p., 1978. Web.
Kaul, A K. The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture in Bangladesh. IAEA.
Kaul, A K. 1978. "The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture in Bangladesh." IAEA.
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title = {The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture in Bangladesh}
author = {Kaul, A K}
abstractNote = {Since as early as 1964, a small group of agricultural scientists of the Bangladesh Atomic Research Establishment have been using radioisotopes and radiation tools in their research. Realizing the potential use of nuclear tools in agriculture, this agricultural section was reorganized and expanded into a full-fledge institute. For this work the need for outside support was foreseen and in July 1973 the Government submitted a request for support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). As a result, a technical assistance SIDA project was approved, with the IAEA being the executing agency. This US $1 million, 5 year-project provides for some 100 man-months of international expertise, some 200 man-months of fellowships, as well as for various equipment and supplies. The Institute of Nuclear Agriculture was formally inaugurated on 12 December 1977, by the Vice-President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Justice Abdus Sattar. Helio F.S. Bittencourt, the IAEA Deputy Director General for Technical Assistance and Publications, represented the Agency at this ceremony. The objectives of INA are: 1. To identify and solve basic agricultural problems of the country through inter-disciplinary approach, employing both nuclear and conventional research techniques. 2. To train scientists in appropriate fields of research at home and abroad, there by filling the gap of skilled manpower. 3. To conduct experiments in areas of agricultural research, such as breeding of cereals, fibre crops, legumes and oil-seed plants, irrigation and water management, soil-plant relationship studies and other related areas. 4. To perfect and apply a number of analytical techniques, which are rapid and accurate, for use in different fields of research. The physical facilities are made available to users from throughout the country. 5. To make use of international expertise in specific fields to provide on-the-spot analysis of problems, and to render advice and training to Bangladesh colleagues.}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {3}
volume = {20}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1978}
month = {Jun}
}