MD Shahjahan Ali

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General Manager In Agriculture (Retired)

Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) under the Ministry of Industries, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh

Brief Biography

As a Seed Technologist, I have over 46 years of working experience in Seed System Management, Seed Regulations, Agri-business, and Agro-Industry Management Specialist. I was in the Head Office of Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) under the Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

I have also worked in the private sector seed industry namely

  1. National Agri Products Limited (NAPL) as Director,
  2. Allied Agro Industries as Managing Director, and 
  3. Petrochem(Bangladesh) as Advisor.

Field of Interests

For a period of over 46 years, I have developed myself and have been engaged in the following fields of Agricultural R&D, Regulatory Framework, and Editing of National and International Publications.

  • Editing Publications of Government/Public and Private sector, and International Organizations;
  • Agricultural Crop Variety Research and Development(R&D); Release and Registration of Agricultural High-Yielding-Modern-Varieties (HYMVs) and Hybrids;
  • Seed Science and Technology;
  • Agricultural Policy Regulation;
  • Agricultural Seed Regulation(Seed Policy, Seed Act, Seed Rules)
  • Plant Quarantine Regulation -Plant Quarantine Act, Plant Quarantine Rules, ISPM (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures under the International Regulatory Framework) of IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention) of WTO and FAO of the United Nations;.
  • Intellectual Property Right(IPR);
  • Editing of National and International Publications, Periodicals, Journals, Annual Reports etc (at present I am actively associated with the technical work of Editing Publications of SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh);
  • To organize National and International Conference, Seminar, Workshop, Symposium, Fair, etc.
  • To present Technical as well as Regulatory Framework Papers in the National and International conferences, Seminars, workshops, symposiums, fairs, etc.

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects

 Seed sector Development of Bangladesh of the IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) of USA.  Seed Regulatory Framework and Seed Health Standard of the USAID-CNFA-AIP Project

Key Publications

  • Regularly Editing Publications of SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • Seed sector Development of Bangladesh of IFPRI-USA;
  • Seed Regulatory Framework and Seed Health Standard of USAID-CNFA-AIP Project;
  • Quality Seed Production and Multiplication as well as Seed Regulatory Framework of Bangladesh presented at the International Seminar organized by SAARC Agriculture Centre(SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • Maintenance breeding, breeder seed production and multiplication;
  • Seed as a ‘Thrust Sector Industry’ in Bangladesh;
  • Articles published in various National Daily Newspapers on hybrid rice technology, food security;
  • Brochure on production of hybrid rice seed, hybrid maize(corn) seed, soybean seed, hybrid sunflower seed, sugarcane seed;
  • Technical papers on sugarcane quality seed published in the Journal and Annual Report of Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute(BSRI);
  • Requirement, production and distribution of quality seeds;
  • Hybrid Rice Variety development and Seed Production;
  • Production Guidelines for Seeds and Crops of hybrid maize(corn), HYV/MV/Hybrid Rice, Soybean, Sunflower, Sugarcane and Vegetables;
  • Water resources development for agriculture;
  • Vegetables seeds and vegetables production in Bangladesh;
  • Soybean research & development in Bangladesh;
  • Post-harvest technology in Bangladesh;
  • Organic storage for food security in Bangladesh;
  • Biotechnological advancement and Technology dissemination in Bangladesh;
  • Oilseeds research & development (R&D) in Bangladesh;
  • Booklets and leaflets on quality seed and crop production of rice, maize, soybean, sugarcane.

Postal Address

House No. 41, Apartment No. 6B (5th Floor) Al-Amin Road, Kathalbagan, Dhanmondi Dhaka-1205 Bangladesh

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