Dhaka, Oct. 14 -- Bangladesh is going to appropriate new cropping patterns for its agro-ecological zones to boost rice output by 3.3-million tonnes and cut edible-oil imports by 50 per cent within 2025.

New methods will include oilseeds as newly developed high-yielding and hybrid varieties replace conventional ones following changing climatic conditions and a squeeze in arable-land area.

Experts said this at a national-level workshop styled 'Inclusion of oilseeds in conventional cropping systems and increasing production of high-yielding varieties of rice crops' at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh on Thursday.

The event was organised by the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in association with the Department of Agricultural Ext...