Basic & Applied Research on Jute Project (BARJ) is a government funded scientific research project in Bangladesh with a goal of determining the jute genome sequence of from both physical and functional standpoint. It is a follow-up of the jute genome project to improve the productivity and quality of jute fiber by utilizing genome information. Â
The project has initiated in September 2010, headed by Professor Maqsudul Alam as Principal Investigator (PI), Department of Microbiology, University of Hawaii, under the administration of Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) in the Ministry of Agriculture. Director General of BJRI, Dr. Md. Monjurul Alam isÂ the acting Project Director (PD) of BARJ project.