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IJSG conducts workshop on “Revisit the Roadmap for Jute”
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Sep '13
A workshop on Revisit the Roadmap for Jute was organized by the International Jute Study Group (IJSG) at IJSG Secretariat, Bangladesh on septemebr 2, 2013.

A Road Map for Jute was commissioned by the International Trade Centre, ITC (WTO/UNCTAD) on behalf of the International Jute Study Group (IJSG) with funding from the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) in the year 2006.

After seven years, it was found that some of the strategies have been partially achieved, initiatives taken for few strategies and others are still quite relevant under present national and global perspectives.

On the other hand, some of the new issues have to be addressed for the sustainable development of the jute sector. Under these circumstances; a revised and feasible development strategy for jute and allied fibres had become imperative in view of the scenario of global and national natural fibres market. Considering these issues IJSG has organized the said workshop on “Revisit the Roadmap for Jute”.

The technical paper of the workshop was presented by Mr Bhupendra Singh, Secretary General; IJSG.  In his presentation Mr Singh addressed on ten major issues for the sustainable development of jute sector such as the seed factor, price volatility, contact farming, minimum support price, diversification etc.  

Renowned economist and chairman of the Jute Commission, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Dr Q.K. Ahmad was presented as the chief guest and conducted the technical session of the workshop. He said better technology should be adopted to increase productivity in the agriculture sector including jute. He emphasized on diversification of jute products to get fair share of the global market. Major General Humayun Khaled, Chairman, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) was also present.

Along with others Ms. Bertha Gity Baroi, Director, Corr-The Jute Works, Mr. Kamran T Rahman, Managing Director, Pubali Jute Mills Ltd and former president of Bangladesh Jute Mills Association, Dr Jahangir Alam, Ex- Director General, Bangladesh Live Stock Research Institute, Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Director General, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Mr. Aniruddha H Roy, Private Sector Advisor, Economic Growth Office, U.S. Agency for International Development, Dr.  Mubarak Ahmed Khan, Chief Scientific Officer Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission were also attended in the workshop.

International Jute Study Group

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