Department of Agricultural Extension, Bangladesh

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) is one of the key ministries of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It has responsibilities of policy formulation, planning, monitoring and administration. Eighteen agencies operate under this ministry which are responsible for implementation of different projects and plans of MOA.

The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) is the largest public sector extension service provider in Bangladesh. Its mission is providing needs based extension services to all categories of farmers and enabling them to optimize their use of resources, in order to promote sustainable agricultural and socio-economic development. The core functions of DAE include increasing agricultural productivity, human resource development and technology transfer. DAE has contributed significantly to crop production, particularly in rice and wheat and help the country to attain self sufficiency in food. DAE has undergone many changes over recent years associated with the introduction of the Revised Extension Approach (REA).

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