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DAA: Muhammad Abdur Razzaque

Muhammad Abdur Razzaque

Muhammad Abdur Razzaque


Dhaka, Bangladesh


Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, Ph.D. 1983, has risen from the rold of a freedom fighter, struggling for Bangladesh to earn its independence from Pakistan in 1971, to become Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Ministry of Food. Razzaque started his professional career as a scientific officer of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), the apex organization of National Agricultural Reaserch System (NARS), and eventually was promoted to the rank of Chief Scientific Officer. He was the national coordinator of Integrated Farming System Research and Development, influenced the agriultural research policy to a great extent, and earned success in generating and implementing technology. Since he was appointed a minister in 2009, Razzaque has worked to reduce disaster risks while enhancing community resilience in the face of disaster and climate change. 1972 M.S., Bangladesh Agricultural University 1972-1973 General Secretary, Bangladesh Agricultural University Central Student Union 1983 Ph.D., Purdue University 1976-2001 Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council Scientific Officer, 1976-1979 Senior Scientific Officer, 1978-1986 Principal Scientific Officer, 1986-1994 Chief Scientific Officer, 1994-2001 1988-2001 Integrated Farming System Research and Development Associate Coordinator, 1988-1994 National Coordinator, 1994-2001 1996-1997 General Secretary, bangladesh Krishibid Institution (the Professional Association of Agriculture Graduates in Bangladesh) 2001-2009 Member of Parliment (elected in 2001 and 2008), People's Republic of Bangladesh 2009-present People's Republic of Bangladesh Minister for Food and Disaster Management, 2009-2012 Minister for Food, 2012-present