Award for outstanding contribution to the culture and society

The PACONDAA impact activities conducted in Bangladesh have been recognized highly. We are happy to post that Research & Innovation Awards 2018 is now announced by Swansea University and our PACONDAA project activities got the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, Culture, and Society’.
This unique event gave us the opportunity to disseminate among 300 invited guests, our findings from fieldwork and exhibit our works from Bangladesh. Invited guests in that prestigious event highly acknowledged the aim of the PACONDAA project and appreciated the commitment of the project towards the deprived and poor communities in Bangladesh and India.
Credit goes to all the team members for their kind and continuous support and commitment to this project.
Our team members at the Research & Innovation Awards 2018

Second DBT review meeting in Vellore India

March also saw the second DBT review of our project. This review meeting was held in Vellore at CAHC. Dr Hauton represented the UK partners on the project, whilst Dr Salam presented a summary of work conducted in Bangladesh during the past year. This has been a particular difficult year for Bangladesh, with devastating fluids destroying crops and washing away shrimp and carp ponds. Nonetheless, Dr Salam was able to report on successful surveys of fish farmers conducted in the north of the Bangladesh during 2017. Work in India was also presented by Dr Sahul Hameed from CAHC, Dr Pradhan from NBFGR in Lucknow and Drs Shekhar and Vinay from CIBA in Chennai.

After this review meeting the team visited Elavoor village on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to interact with farmers at a CIBA organised event to celebrate Krishi Unnati. Soil test cards were distributed and farmers received advice on shrimp farming.

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