Department of Agricultural Extension

Department of Agricultural Extension (কৃষি সম্প্রসারণ অধিদপ্তর) is a government department responsible for agricultural research in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Department of Agricultural Extension

The Agriculture Directorate (Extension and Management) and Jute directorate were established in 1975 by the government of Bangladesh. The Department of Agricultural Extension was formed in 1982 through the merger of Agriculture Directorate (Extension and Management), Jute Directorate, Plant Protection Directorate, Horticulture Board, Tobacco Development Board, and Central Extension Resource and Development Institute (CERDI).

The department carried out Training and Visit programs to train farmers till 1990 and then adapted group training. The government of Bangladesh adapted the New Agriculture Extension Policy (NAEP) in 1996 to plan the activities of the department. It is under the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of the Bangladeshi Department of Agriculture is a government agency tasked with providing efficient and effective needs-based extension services to all categories of farmers, enabling them to optimize resource use and achieve sustainable agricultural and socioeconomi.

Vision of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)

The vision of the Department of Agricultural Extension is to provide eco-friendly, safe, climate resilient, sustainable productive good agricultural practices and sustaining natural resources to ensure food security as well as commercial agriculture with a view to accelerating socio-economic development of the country.

Mission of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE)

The mission of the Department of Agricultural Extension is to provide efficient, effective, decentralized, location specific, demand responsive, and integrated extension services to all categories farmers in accessing and utilizing better know how to increase sustainable and profitable crop production; thereby ensure socio-economic development of the country.