Profile of Md. Rezaul Karim

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Md. Rezaul Karim

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural Extension (AEX)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.

E-mail: rezaulhstu83@gmail.com


CAREER OBJECTIVE

    To provide appropriate strategies/solutions through conducting research on social, ecological and economic developmental issues/problems which will further useful for making national or global agri-environmental policy.

RESEARCH INTEREST

    Agricultural Extension and Innovation Diffusion, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security; Farming Adaptation to Climate Change, Agri-environmental Policy Analysis; Institutional Analysis and Environmental Governance

EDUCATION

  1. International Master of Science in Rural development (IMRD), 2015

    Ghent University, Belgium; Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and SAUN, Slovakia

  2. Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural Extension Education, 2008

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

  3. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons.), 2006

    Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

  4. Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), 2001

    Moslemuddin Degree College, Haripur, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh

  5. Secondary School Certificate (SSC), 1999

    Haripur High School, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh

  6. PhD (On-going), ...

    University of Kassel, Germany


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  1. Associate Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    May 10, 2018 to Present

  2. Assistant Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    May 10, 2012 to May 09, 2018

  3. Lecturer
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

    May 10, 2010 to May 09, 2012


PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

  1.  Ali, M. A., Karim, M. R., Ahmed, K., & Mondol, M. A. S. (2021). Perception of Farmers on Maize as a Potential Crop for Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 11(1), 11-21

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  2. M.R. Karim, T. Fardaus, M.R. Khan, M.R.F. Noman and S. Huda. 2020. Knowledge of Tribal Women on Biochar Promotion for Homestead Gardening. Journal of Science and Technology. 18: 25-32.


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  3. Karim, M.R., M.A. Meem, M.S. Rahman, M.R.F. Noman and S. Huda. 2020. Use and Role of Mobile Phone for Information Services in Agricultural Activities. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 38(2): 102-110. (India).


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  4. Rahman, M.S. M.R. Karim, J.K. Barman and M.M. Islam. 2020. Farmers Attitude towards Production and Utilization of Biochar as Ecofriendly Practice. Advances in Research, 21(2): 38-46. (India).


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  5. Karim, M.R., M.N.A Nayan, N. Muhammad, K.  Ahmed  and S. Huda. 2020. Constraints Faced by the CCDB Beneficiaries for Biochar Promotion. Bangladesh Rural Development Studies. 23 (1): 31-41.


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  6. Bhuvana, N., Krishnamurthy, B., and M.R. Karim. 2019. A Study on Attitude of Women Beneficiaries towards MGNREGA Programme and its Correlates. Journal of Agricultural Development and Policy, 29(1): 14-21. (India)


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  7. Karim M.R., P. Kisku and M. F. Hasan. 2018. Tribal Womans' Participation in Biochar Production and Preservation.Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education. 30(2):11-20.

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  8. Karim, M.R., M. N. Hossain, S.M. G. Sarwar, amd M.A.S Mondol. 2018.  Comparative Analysis of Training Needs of CCDB Beneficiaries and Non-Beneficiaries for Biochar Promotion. Bangladesh Rural Development Studies. 22 (2): 1-14.

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  9. Karim, M.R., and N. Muhammad. 2018. Determinants of Rural Migration and Its Influences on Agricultural Labour in Northern Bangladesh. Bangladesh Rural Development Studies. 22 (1): 73-85. 

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  10. Karim, M.R., 2018. Prospects of Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation in Bangladesh. SciFed Journal of Global Warming, 2(2): 1-10.  (USA).

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  11. Karim, M.R., and A. Thiel. 2017. Role of Community Based Local Institution for Climate Change Adaptation in Teesta Riverine Area of Bangladesh. Climate Risk Management, 17: 92-103.Impact factor: 1.192;  (The Netherlands).


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  12. Karim, M.R. N. Muhammad, D. S. Anne, B. Narayanarao. 2017. Poverty, Climate Change Challenges and Coping Strategies of Small Scale Farm Household. International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 5(1): 87-96.  (Pakistan).


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  13. Karim, M.R., D. Ampony, N. Muhammad, M.R.F. Noman and M.S. Rahman. 2017. Factors Affecting Adoption of Local Adaptation Options to Climate Change Vulnerability. Journal of Science and Technology. 16: 1-8. 

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  14. Rahman, M.S., S.K. Chawdhury, M.F. Hasan, M.R. Karim and M.H.A. Amin. 2017. Farmers Attitude towards Pariza Rice Cultivation in Nilphamari District. Journal of Science and Technology. 16: 20-24.   


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  15. Rahman, M.S., M. Kamal, M.A.S. Mondol, M.R. Karim and M.R.F. Noman. 2016. Decision Making of Rural Women in Homestead Agricultural Activities. Journal of Science and Technology. 14: 42-47.


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  16. Karim, M.R. and M.E.B. Ateh. 2016. Analyzing the Sufficiency of Adaptation Options in Combating Climate Vulnerability in Bangladesh. Archives of Current Research International, 6(2): 1-13. (India).


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  17. Sufian, H.M.A., M. R. Karim, M.A.S. Mondol, M.S. Rahman and N. Muhammad. 2016. Participation of the Saotal Farmers in Agricultural Activities of CARITAS in Dinajpur District of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 9(3): 1-10. (India)

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  18. Amin M.R., S. Huda, M.R. Karim, A.M. Molla, N. Muhammad, and M.R.F. Noman. 2016. Effect of Microcredit on Social Empowerment of the ASA Women Beneficiaries. Indian Journal of Social Research, 57 (5): 637-652. (India)

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  19. Karim, M.R., M.S. Rahman, H. Jamil, and M.R.F. Noman. 2014. Farmer's Attitude towards Aromatic Rice Cultivation as an Indigenous Practice. Journal of Science and Technology, 12: 81-84.

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  20. Rahman, M.S., M.R. Karim, H. Jamil, and M.R.F. Noman. 2014. Problems of Rearing Livestock in Chirirbandar Upazila under Dinajpur District. Journal of Science and Technology, 12: 90-93.  

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  21. Roy, R.N. M.S. Rahman. M.R. Karim and M.R.F. Noman. 2012. Present Situation of Floating Bed Agriculture in Gopalgonj District. Journal of Science and Technology, 9& 10: 153-158. 

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  22. Karim, M.R., M.S. Rahman, S. Huda, M.R.F. Noman and M.H.A. Amin. 2011. Adoption of Technological Innovations among the Pond Owners for Ensuring Food Security. Bangladesh Research Publications Journal. 6 (2): 192-197.

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  23. Karim, M.R., M.Z. Rahman and M.A. Kashem. 2011. Technological Knowledge of Farmers on Quality Seed Production as Means to Bridging the Gaps in Food Crisis. Bangladesh Research Publications Journal.  6 (2): 198-204.

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  24. Parvin, S., M.S. Rahman, S. Huda, M.R. Karim and M.R.F. Noman. 2011. Customers Preference towards Rural Development Scheme and Banking Products of IBBL. Bangladesh Research Publications Journal, 6 (2): 136-143. 

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  25. Rahman, M.S., M.R. Karim, S.M. Syem, S. Huda and M.A.S. Mondol. 2010. Farmers Attitude towards Winter Vegetables Cultivation for Their Sustainable Livelihood Improvement. Journal of Science and Technology, 8: 53-58.  

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  26. Rahman, M.S., M.R. Karim, M.F. Hasan, S. Huda and M.A. Hossain. 2010. Preference of Farmers on Radio Programs and Their Effectiveness in the Dissemination of Agricultural Information. Journal of Science and Technology, 8: 209-212.

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  27. Kundu, K.K., M.R. Karim, S. Parvin, A.S.M. Amanullah and A.S.M.Ahsanullah. 2010. Factors Associated with the Extent of Vegetable Production Activities in Homestead Area by the Women Members under World Vision Project. Bangladesh Research Publications Journal. 4 (1): 24-30.

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  28. Hoque, F.A., M.A.Islam, M.R. Karim, M.S.Islam and M.S.Rana. 2009. Increasement of Soil Nutrient Status in Rice Cultivated Areas of Bangladesh Trough In Situ Composoting. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science. 16: 101-10.

  29. Karim, M.R., M.Z.Rahman and M.A.Kashem. 2009. Farmers’ Perception of Quality and Marketing System of RDRS Seed. Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, 21(1&2):73-81.

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Conference Papers

  1. Karim, M.R. and Islam, M.M. 2019. Scope and Constraints for Biochar Promotion for Renewable Clean Energy, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation. Presented in a seminar“Biochar for Ecofriendly Energy, Agriculture and Livelihood” jointly organized by the Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), Dinajpur and Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) held on 29 April 2019 at the Auditorium 2, HSTU, and Dinajpur.


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  2. Karim, M.R. and N. Muhammad, 2018. Determinants of Rural Migration and Its Influences on Agricultural Labour. International Conference on Research and Extension for Sustainable Rural Development Jointly Organized by Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society (BAES) and Rural Development Academy (RDA), 15-16 February, 2018, (Session Organizer), RDA, Bogura, Bangladesh and obtained  certificate for successful paper presentation

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Books

  1. Karim, M.R., M.Z. Rahman and M.A.Kashem. 2020. Perception of Seed Quality and Marketing System: A Comparative Analysis. Beau Bassin: LAP LAMBERT Publishing Group.


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Others

  1. Book Chapter

    Karim, M.R. 2020. Biochar for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture. in W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Zero Hunger, Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


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  2. Book Chapter

    Karim, M.R. and Noman, MRF. 2018. Effectiveness of Agricultural Extension System in the Implementation of Relevant Policies of Bangladesh. In: Alam, M.K. (Ed.). Bangladesh: Economic, Political and Social Issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

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  3. Book Chapter

    Karim, M.R. 2018. Prospects of Biochar for Clean Energy, Organic Farming and Climate Change Mitigation in Northern Bangladesh. In: Paredes, R. (Ed.). A Closer Look at Climate Change. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

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  4.  Case Study Report:

    Bumah A.M.E., Benyei P., Cangonja A., Giallombardo C.A., Karim M.R., Narayanarao B., and Rodriguez K.. 2014. Ex-Post Evaluation of LEADER Approach Delivery, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) http://www.fesrr.uniag.sk/tl_files/fesrr/documents/IMRD/IMRD CS Report MAS LEV.pdf



SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Bangabandhu Science & Technology Fellowship, 2019-20 for PhD Study at University of Kassel, Germany

    Funded by: Bangabandhu Science & Technology Fellowship Trust, MOST, Bangladesh

  2. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (2013-2015) for International Master of Science in Rural development (IMRD)

    Funded by: European Commission (EC)

  3. Bangladesh National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship-2008

    Funded by: National Science and Technology (NST)

  4. RDRS Bangladesh fellowship-2007

    Funded by: Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Services (RDRS)


PROJECTS

  1. Participation of Rural Women in Eco-Friendly Homestead Vegetable Production Under NATP

    Funded by: UGC in collaboration of IRT, HSTU. July 2018- June 2019

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: The main purpose of the study was to determine the participation of rural women in eco-friendly homestead vegetable production under National Agricultural Technology Programme (NATP)

  2. Farmers Adoption of Improved Practices in Potato Cultivation in Bogura District

    Funded by: UGC in collaboration of IRT, HSTU. July 2018- June 2019

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: The main purpose of the study was to determine the adoption of improved practices by the farmers in potato cultivation and to explore the relationships between the selected characteristics of the farmers and their use of improved practices in potato cultivation.

  3. Use of ICTs in Sharing and Disseminating Agricultural Information by the DAEs

    Funded by: UGC in collaboration of IRT, HSTU. July 2017- June 2018

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: The aims of this research project is to explore the Use of ICTs in Sharing and Disseminating Agricultural Information by the DAEs High officials

  4. Women Knowledge on Production and Preservation of Biochar for Promoting Renewable Energy and Organic Farming

    Funded by: UGC in collaboration of IRT, HSTU, July 2017- June 2018

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: Objectives: 1. To determine and describe the selected characteristics of the women farmers. 2. To determine the women Knowledge on Production and Preservation of Biochar.

  5. Factors Responsible for Rural Migration and Its Influence in the Transformation of Agricultural Labour to Garments Workers

    Funded by: UGC in collaboration of IRT, HSTU, July 2016- June 2017

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: a) To identify the causes of rural migration b) To determine the different socio-economic factors of migrants households c) To assess the impact of transformation of agricultural labour to garments workers d) To explore the livelihood outcomes on migrating households. e) To determine future policy for mitigating migration.

  6. Scope and Constraints of Biochar Promotion for Environment Friendly Sustainable Livelihood

    Funded by: UGC in collaboration of IRT, HSTU, July 2016- June 2017

    Position: Principal Investigator

    Description: a) To determine the constraints and scope in production and utilization of biochar b) To determine the perception of biochar by the adibashi saotal farmers

  7. Adaptation to Climate Change through Participation in the Teesta Floodplain Area of Bangladesh

    Funded by: Erasmus Mundus /European Commission (EC)

    Position: Research Student

    Description: To determine the Adaptation to Climate Change through Participation in the Teesta Floodplain Area of Bangladesh

  8. Farmers Perception of Quality and Marketing System of RDRS Seed

    Funded by: RDRS Bangladesh and NST, 2007-08

    Position: Research Student

    Description: To determine the Farmers Perception of Quality and Marketing System of RDRS Seed


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