Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney

Manir Maniruzzaman

Principal Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Rice research Institute

Manir Maniruzzaman

Principal Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Rice research Institute

Md. Maniruzzaman is working at Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh as a Principal Scientific Officer under the Division of Irrigation and Water Management. He obtained his MS and Ph.D degree in Irrigation and Water Management field from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. His Ph.D research was the “Development of water saving technologies for irrigated (Boro) rice production in Bangladesh”. He has about 23 years working experience and gathered a good knowledge in the field of on-farm water management in rice irrigation, distribution system improvement, groundwater hydrology, climatic variability and climate change impact of crop production in Bangladesh. He published about 30 research papers in national and international journals and about 70 workshops, seminar papers and reports.

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney – Room E5. 10

When: Day 2 – Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9.30 – 10.00

Abstract Outline: Title of the study: Water productivity improvement in North-West regions of Bangladesh
Justification: The north-west region is considered as the food basket of Bangladesh by groundwater irrigation. Now, groundwater irrigation is under threat by falling its level and low cost STW irrigation became unsustainable.
Objectives: to understand the bio-physical and socio-economic aspects of groundwater irrigation for improving the land and water productivity for dry season crop production in the northwest region of Bangladesh.
Methodology: The six selected sites, of which Rajshahi and Thakurgaon were used in DTW and Pabna, Bogra, Rangpur and Dinajpur were used for STW. In each site 3-5 tubewells were selected for intensive monitoring of irrigation in different crops.
Results: The cost of production was very high due high irrigation cost. The water productivity of rice varied from 0.56 to 0.92 kg m-3, whereas the economic water productivity varied from 2.2 to 3.4 Taka m-3 across the locations. The economic productivity of potato was the highest (46 Taka m-3) followed by maize (24 Taka m-3). By adopting improved distribution system i.e. AWD method in dry season rice, which ultimately improved the water and economic productivity of crop production and reduced the groundwater pumping of those location.

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