Agri-Science Society is a volunteer organization working for developing apps to aid digitalization in the agriculture marketing and farming sector of Bangladesh.
Sheikh Shoaibur Rahman, a student of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, founded the Agri-Science Society in 2019 with a dream of modernizing the traditional farming to enhance food production without destroying the ecological system.
With the aim of making agricultural information available for famers, enhancing skills of farmers and agricultural students, the organization arranged virtual conferences for farmers to empower them with knowledge, information and promoting agricultural technology.
It has 18 technical teams and agricultural experts, who through virtual conferences discuss specific farming themes and give solutions to farming problems accordingly. Their ‘Farmer Consultation Program’ is educating farmers about scientific practices of farming. Till now, they have consulted over 500 farmers to make their farming more productive.
They have successfully arranged 15 webinars as a Covid-19 response on different farming topics and shared over 100 articles on their platform to disseminate farming information.
‘’I grew up in such a village where farming was the norm and that’s why I am aware of the problems related to farm operations. Farmers are cultivating traditionally as they are not well-equipped with technology, applying the higher amount of insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers which are destructive to our environmental health,” said Shoaibur.