Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque
Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, M.P. has risen from the role of a freedom fighter struggling for Bangladesh’s independence in 1971 to become the Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in three different Ministries: Food and Disaster Management (2009-2012), Food (2012-2014), and Agriculture (2018 to till date).
Dr. Razzaque did his B.Sc (Agriculture) in 1972 and M.Sc (Agriculture) in 1973 from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh. He did his Ph.D in Agronomy in 1983 from Purdue University. He was awarded the DAA (Distinguished Agriculture Alumni) Award in 2013 by the same University.
During his research career, Dr. Razzaque served as the national coordinator of Integrated Farming System Research and Development and influenced agricultural policy and research to a great extent. He is one of the authors of `Methodology Guidelines for Farming Systems Research and Development in Bangladesh’ published by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC). He contributed to the establishment of SAARC Food Bank and formulation of SAARC and BIMSTEC disaster framework.
A life-long political campaigner, Dr. Razzaque started his political career from student life. He contested in the Parliamentary Elections held in 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2018 from Tangail-1 constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League. He was elected as the Member of the Parliament for four consecutive terms. Dr. Razzaque has also been contributing as a Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League Central Committee, the highest policy and decision-making body, since 2016.

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