In June 2020, ACI Seed conducted 27 field days on hybrid rice, maize and sunflower varieties. Out of these field days, 10 were conducted on Hybrid rice Folon, Shera at Barishal. Another 10 field days concentrated on Sunflower Hysun 36 at Borguna- Patuakhali. Moreover, the rest of the 7 field days demonstrated activities on Hybrid Maize PAC139, ADV757 at Faridpur, in the southern part of Bangladesh. Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, all of the programs were conducted with health and safety measures maintaining the Government prescribed policy of social distancing.
As part of the program, yield performance of the respective varieties was presented on the field day where farmers can experience it firsthand. Filed days are crucial to launch and promote new improved seed varieties throughout the country.