“The CSISA-CPWF scholarship enabled me to develop rice-rice-rabi (upland crops) cropping patterns suitable for tidal coastal zones.”
Degree/Program: PhD in Agronomy
Scholarship: CSISA Project
Field of study: Agronomy / Cropping systems of coastal Bangladesh
I was born in 1985 at Amtali, Barguna, part of a coastal zone in Bangladesh. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Patuakhali Science & Technology University (PSTU) and Master in Agronomy from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. I am an IRRI PhD Scholar since July 2012 in PSTU.
Prior to being a scholar, I worked as a Researcher-Agronomy in IRRI’s SUSFER project and as an Agriculture Field Coordinator for a reputed NGO also under the SUSFER project from Oct 2010 to Sept 2011. I started my career as a Project Officer in Helen Keller International (HKI).
I had a dream to complete my PhD degree from anywhere in the world. This was fulfilled when I was selected and granted an IRRI scholarship at PSTU. My priority is to develop farmer-friendly technologies for coastal zones in Bangladesh, owing to my birthplace.
The scholarship enabled me to develop rice-rice-rabi (upland crops) cropping patterns suitable for tidal coastal zones. Adoption of these cropping patterns will help the coastal community to ensure household food security. Working with IRRI scientists has also taught me techniques in conducting field research and writing scientific articles. This scholarship will also help me boost my professional career.