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Returning to My Home Country to Help Farmers

Jen Snow

Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering of North Dakota State University, came to Bangladesh in 2012 as Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer to conduct an assignment on compost preparation using municipal waste. After growing up in Bangladesh and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, Dr. Rahman completed his Masters, PhD, and Post-PhD in Thailand, Canada, and USA, while gaining vast knowledge and skills in waste management and compost preparation. He was delighted for the opportunity to return to Bangladesh as a volunteer under the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program. Sharing his thoughts about his experience as a volunteer, Dr Rahman stated,

“After having advanced education, knowledge and skill through study and working in developed countries, the opportunity to come to my home country to help farmers gave me immeasurable satisfaction. My sincere thanks to USAID and also Winrock International.”

[Thanks to YOU, Dr. Rahman!]