Harun-Ar-Rashid is the founder Executive Director of the Agricultural Advisory Society (AAS), a leading national agricultural-oriented NGO. Harun-Ar-Rashid is an agronomist who received his M.Sc.Ag from the Bangladesh Agricultural University and his MS in Crop Physiology from Reading University, UK. He has been working in agricultural production, research, development and extension (RD&E) in Bangladesh for the last 38 years for GOs, NGOs, CBOs, national and international organizations and private sector organizations. He published more than 20 scientific papers in reputed Journals.
He prepared a large number of reports on the implemented projects since inception of AAS. He also wrote several books, booklets, and manuals on agricultural production practices for farmers and extension agents. He has prepared few hundred fact sheets on plant health problems diagnosis and recommended management practices for more than 30 crops.
He conducted and prepared reports on series of impact study, baseline & end line study, project designing, evaluation, inception, formulation etc. He is highly skilled in sustainable practical agricultural production practices including crops and fishery. He has vast knowledge about participatory training, workshop, seminar, need assessment, project proposal preparation and implementation approach and strategy. He is a believer of participatory research, development and extension in agriculture and open mind to learn from farmers.
He believes that most active farmers are researchers and they do research during their agricultural production practices without any recognition from the authorized organizations. He also believes that farmers’ innovations are equally important as the technology developed from formal system with few exceptions. Resume of Harun-Ar-Rashid is available (Link).