KHULNA, Apr 16: Less than two years’ of release, a new rice variety perked up farmers’ hope as the trial production of it yielded a bumper crop this year, reports BSS.
Bangla Moti (BRRI 50), a fine and aromatic rice variety, was released by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in 2009 with the expectation that it would increase the competitive edge of Bangladeshi rice exporters on the global market.
India and Pakistan are the major exporters of fine variety aromatic rice when the two countries earned around Taka 3,500 crore every year from international market.
Aiming at seizing the export prospect, BRRI scientists invented Bangla Moti, which was cultivated one hundred hectares of land in 54 districts for the first time in 2010.
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