Standard Chartered and Channel i have jointly launched the Standard Chartered-Channel i Agrow Award 2021, to recognize the changemakers of the agriculture sector of the country.
Launched by Standard Chartered, this is the seventh iteration of the award and the third time it is being held in partnership with Channel I, said a press release.
Agrow Award recognizes the best-performing individuals and institutions for their significant contributions to the agriculture sector of the country.
Like last year, exemplary contributions will be recognized in 10 categories: Farmer of the Year – Male; Farmer of the Year – Female; Heroes for Change; Best Journalist (Agriculture); Jury Special; Best Agricultural Organization in Research, Innovation, and Technology; Best Agricultural Organization in Support & Execution; Best Agricultural Exporter, Best Community as Disaster Fighter and Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year, the Jury Special category will have a particular focus on indigenous farming, both at the individual or organisational levels.
Speaking at the press conference, Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank said "Through Agrow Award, I am happy to have partnered with Channel i in honoring the changemakers of this sector for their bravery, innovation, and sheer hard work, all of which contributes immensely to our nation's continued progress and prosperity."
Faridur Reza Sagar, Managing Director, Channel i, said "We have been able to highlight the contributions of many individuals and organizations within this sector over the last few years. If through this award we can add to their impetus to move forward, we will consider that to be our success."
Shykh Seraj, Director and Head of News, Channel I, said "The government has played a vital role in this story of success, as have the individuals and organizations working in this sector. Honoring the best individuals and organizations within the sector each year is our effort to showcase these success stories. I thank Standard Chartered for partnering us on this wonderful initiative."
The Standard Chartered Agrow Awards recognizes the leaders and innovators that are taking our agriculture industry forward, to promote the disseminating of technology and best practices at all levels of the industry. This year will mark the fifth edition of the Agrow Award. To date, there have been 44 award winners.
Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh; Shahidul Alam Sachchu, General Manager (Drama and Telefilm), Channel i and Agrow Award project director along with others were also present.