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Mr. Sohel Rana
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


About
Qualifications
Honours
Publications
Funding


Sohel Rana obtained Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) and MS in Agricultural Extension Education degrees in 2008 and 2010 respectively from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh. He joined the Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science, CVASU as an academic staff in October 2011. Currently, he received Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho-MEXT) and enrolled as a Ph.D. Fellow at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Japan.

Research interests: Agricultural extension and rural development, Technology transfer in agriculture, Disaster risk management



Experience


Teaching
•   Assisstant Professor in Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from March 2, 2014 to Present
•   Lecturer in Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Oct. 20, 2011 to March 1, 2014

Others
•   Research Assisstant (IFAD-PKSF funded research project, Need Assessment on Veterinary Services: Availability and Cost of Animal Health Services in MFTS Project Areas) in Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh Agricultural University from Nov. 1, 2009 to Oct. 31, 2010
•   Research Fellow (FAO funded research project, Ultra Poor Households’ Flood Coping Strategies towards Food Security in Two Flood Prone Regions) in Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangaldesh Agricultural University from Nov. 1, 2008 to Oct. 31, 2009


Teaching : Current Courses


Undergraduate
Course Name Course Code Department
Agricultural Extension AEX-402 Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science
Extension Communication Management ECM-401 Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science
Fisheries Extension FEX-401 Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science

Qualifications


Educational Qualifications
Degree
Institute
Passing Year
MS in Agricultural Extension Education
Bangladesh Agricultural University
2010
B.Sc.Ag.(Honours)
Bangladesh Agricultural University
2008

Trainings Received
1) Professional Training on Disaster Management, Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University (Financed by CDMP-MoFDM), 24-28 October 2009.
2) Foundation Training for University Teachers, Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University (Sponsored by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh), 12 May to 10 June 2013.

Honours


Acedemic Awards

1. Monbu-kagakusho (MEXT) scholarship to pursue PhD study at Niigata University, Niigata, Japan by the Japanese Government. 

2. I have received Niigata University President's award (2019). 

3. Fellowship awarded from Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP) for conducting Masters study at Bangladesh Agricultural University.


Membership

1. Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society (BAES)

2.  Japan Section of The Regional Science Association International (JSRSAI)



Others

International Conference: 

1. The 56th Annual Meeting of the Japan Section of Regional Science Association International, 13-15 September 2019, Kurume University, Kurume city, Japan. Oral Presentation on "Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in a Haor Area of Bangladesh: Focusing on the Household Level". [Received Outstanding Presentation Award].

2. The 57th Annual Conference of the Japan Section of Regional Science Association International, 12-13 December 2020 (using Webex), Toyo University, Japan. Oral Presentation on "Social Innovation for Women's Empowerment in Disaster Risk Governance: Focusing on CIG in a Haor Region of Bangladesh". 

3. The 17th PRSCO Summer Institute. 11-13 August 2021; RMIT University, Vietnam. Oral Presentation on "Role of Entrepreneurship in Regional Development in A Haor Region of Bangladesh: A Trajectory Equifinality Model Analysis on Local Entrepreneurs".


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Publications



Published Research Articles:

 

  1. Rana, S., L. Kiminami and S. Furuzawa. 2021. Social innovation for women's empowerment in disaster risk governance: focusing on common interset group in a haor region of Bangladesh. Studies in Regional Science (In press).
  2. Rana, S., L. Kiminami and S. Furuzawa. 2020. Analysis on the factors affecting farmers' performance in disaster risk management at community level: focusing on a Haor locality in Bangladesh. Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, 4(3):737-757. 
  3. Afrad, MSI., S. Yeasmin, M.E. Haque, N. Sultana, A.A. Barau and S. Rana. 2019. Fish Biodiversity and Livelihood Status of Fishermen Living Around the Titas River of Bangladesh. J. Bio-Sci. 27: 59-67.
  4. Rana, S., M. Rahman and S.M.M.A. Dipu. 2018. Farmers’ Perception to Agricultural Information and Communication Centre. Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, 30(1):73-81.
  5. Rana, S. 2017. Awareness of Farmers about Information and Communication Technology-Based Agricultural Extension Services in some Selected Areas of Chittagong District. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 5 (1): 56-59.
  6. Rana, S., M.H. Hasan, M.S. Alam and M.S. Islam. 2017. Farmer Attitude towards Organic Vegetable Cultivation in Rangunia Upazila, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of Bioscience and Agriculture Research, 14(1):1151-1156.
  7. Rahman, M.H. and S. Rana. 2016. Need Assessment of Veterinary Services in Some Selected Rural Areas of Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 6(3):341-343. DOI: 10.15373/2249555X 
  8. Kamruzzaman, M., M.A. Islam, S. Rana and M. Rashid. 2015. Survival Strategies of Female Workers: A Study in a Tea Garden of Bangladesh. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research,3(5):150-154. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2015.030502
  9. Rana, S. and M.H. Rahman. 2014. Animal Health Services: Extent of Availability in Some Selected Rural Areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 12(2):173-177.
  10. Imtiaz, M.A. and S. Rana. 2014. Problems Faced by The Small Scale Dairy Owners in Receiving Veterinary Services in Selected Areas of Chittagong. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 12(1):63-65
  11. Rahman, M.H. and S. Rana. 2013. Farmer’s Constraints in Receiving Animal Health Services in Rural Areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 2:20-26
  12. Rahman, M.H. and S. Rana. 2013. Credibility of Animal Health Service Providers in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, 25(1&2):79-84.
  13. Halim, M.A., S. Rana., J.U. Ahmed., T. Imam., N. Akter., and J. Begum. 2012. Economic Analysis of Goat Rearing Under Moderate and Ultra Poor Household Level in Rural Areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science & Technology, 10(1):105-108. 
  14. Rana, S., M.N. Islam and M.H. Rahman. 2010. Disaster Management Ability of Farmers in a Selected Haor Area of Kishoreganj District. Journal of Environmental Science & Natural Resources, 3(1):157-161.
  15. Rahman, M.H., F. Khatun, A.H. Munna and S. Rana. 2010. Food Security Strategies Followed by the Ultra Poor Households in Two Flood Prone Areas of Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Science & Natural Resource, 3(1): 7-10.
  16. Rana, S., M.H. Rahman and M.N. Islam. 2009. Food Security Strategies Followed by the Farmers of a Disaster Prone Haor Area of Kishoreganj District. Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, 21(1&2):133-140.


Funding


Project Completed

1. Farmers’ perception to agricultural information and communication centre: An initiative of government of Bangladesh. Funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC), from June 2016 to May 2017. Role in the project: Principal Investigator. 


2. Adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) based agricultural extension services by the farmers of some selected areas of Chittagong district. Funded by UGC-CVASU, from July 2015 to June 2016. Role in the project: Principal Investigator. 


3. A novel approach for sustaining and strengthening the physical virtual facilities of CVASU. Funded by HEQEP (World Bank and UGC), from May 2017 to September 2018. Role in the project: Deputy Sub-Project Manager (DSPM).


Supervision


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