Jamuna TV cover of the workshop on soil testing

A workshop on the importance of soil testing and fertilizer recommendation took place at Bagharpara Upazila of Jessore district, jointly organized by Rural Reconstruction Foundation (RRF) and Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd. on 19th October, 2015.

Around 30-35 farmers attended the workshop along with Pankaj Kumar Sarkar, Director Microfinance,  RRF and Debashish Bhattacharjee, Sr. Manager, GISB.

In the workshop, participants discussed about their current problems of cultivation, lack of access to information and dependencies on input dealers. The expected outcome of the workshop was to inform the community about the current facilities (soil testing and fertilizer recommendation) bought to them by RRF, powered by Grameen Intel.

After the workshop, so far 12 farmers tested their soil and took the recommendation. RRF is on the verge of initiating same facilities in another two branch offices by November.