The Sonagazi Station was established in 1976. It is located at Char Chandia union under Sonagazi upazila of Feni district with a land area of 42.50 hectares. The farm lies outside the costal embankment and the main research focus of the station is to test MV rices for their adaptability in the T. Aman and Aus seasons in the coastal saline ecosystem including char areas. Besides, the station is responsible to conduct research for introducing suitable rice-based cropping patterns for about 0.8 million hectares of saline-affected land in the coastal belt, which is basically a single-cropped T. Aman area and remains almost fallow for about 7-8 months. The soil is sandy clay loam with pH value of 7.0 and 1.4% organic matter. The annual rainfall measures 3058 mm. The numbers of scientific and support staff are 6 and 22, respectively.