Agriculture Information Service

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Agriculture Information Service
Formation1985
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteAgriculture Information Service

Agriculture Information Service (Bengali: কৃষি তথ্য সার্ভিস) is a Bangladesh government agency under the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for proving information on modern agricultural methods to farmers in Bangladesh.[1][2][3] Dr. Md. Nurul Islam is the Director of the agency.[4]

History[edit]

Agriculture Information Service traces its origin to the Agriculture Information Agency which was founded in 1965. In 1985, the Government of Bangladesh re-organized the Agriculture Information Agency into the Agriculture Information Service. The agency publishes two journals, Krishikotha and Samprosharon Barta. It also produces Mati-O-Manush and Banglar Krishi programs on Bangladesh Television. The agency also produces programs for Bangladesh Betar and community radios. It operates a call center were farmers can call for information on agriculture.[1][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Agriculture". ais.gov.bd/. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Free flow of information must for agri advancement". The Daily Star. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  3. ^ "AIP status for special contributors to agriculture". Dhaka Tribune. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Director, AIS". ais.portal.gov.bd. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Need for modern tech in agri sector stressed". The Daily Star. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Community radio for agriculture to be set up in Barguna". The Daily Star. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2019.