Agri project director killed in road crash

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A project director of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation was killed in a road accident in Sirajganj yesterday morning while on the way to a meeting in the capital. Another BADC official and the driver of the vehicle were injured in the incident. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The deceased, […]

How Are Agri Tech Startups Transforming The Agricultural Sector In India

How Are Agri Tech Startups Transforming The Agricultural Sector In India

The digital applications created by such startups are helping farmers improve individually as well as collectively when they connect the farmers of different regions where they can share their issues, problems, suggestions, pictures etc., Kishori, a small farmer in UP, was growing traditional crops for the last 25 years. Inspired by the talks around him […]

Daily News Wrap-Up: Iberdrola Looks to Invest in Innovative Agri Solar Solutions – Mercom India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Iberdrola Looks to Invest in Innovative Agri Solar Solutions - Mercom India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola group is looking for low-cost and environment-friendly solutions to combine the roll-out of photovoltaic projects and agricultural activities in rural areas in a sustainable way. The group plans to invest €150 billion (~$182.17) by 2030, raising its renewable […]

Programs and initiatives taken by the department must be farmer centric : Dir Agri – Kashmir Reader

Programs and initiatives taken by the department must be farmer centric : Dir Agri - Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal chaired a meeting of officers of the department to discuss the issues which will form a basis for diversification and strategies to be adopted for Kharief season at Lalmandi Srinagar today.While speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture highlighted the importance of diversification in agriculture sector. He said diversification […]

Farmers struggle to break into booming carbon-credit market

Farmers struggle to break into booming carbon-credit market

When Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) made a massive purchase of carbon credits in January, it turned to a relatively new source: farmers who plant crops meant to trap carbon in the soil. The credits are financial instruments generated by projects that reduce or avoid the release of greenhouse gases, such as solar farms or tree-plantings. The […]

Interest rates on Agri credits, pre-shipment loans further reduced 

Interest rates on Agri credits, pre-shipment loans further reduced 

Bangladesh Bank has reduced the interest rates on both agriculture and rural credits and export-oriented pre-shipment support loans. As per the new decision, the borrowers of the agriculture and rural credits will pay highest 8 percent interest instead of the existing 9 percent on their loans. Besides, the borrowers of export-oriented pre-shipment credit will pay […]

Dir Agri Jammu kick starts Kharif-2021 Campaign

Dir Agri Jammu kick starts Kharif-2021 Campaign

 Added on April 17, 2021  Images News Netwok New varieties of Basmati distributed among farmers JAMMU: Director Agriculture, Jammu, K. K. Sharma today kick started the Kharif 2021 campaign by conducting multiple interactions with the farmers in Sub-Division Marh and Sub Division Samba. The visit was conducted to gear up the departmental activities at grassroots […]

How BharatAgri Is Disrupting The Agri Sector With Tech Driven Advisory Platform

How BharatAgri Is Disrupting The Agri Sector With Tech Driven Advisory Platform

Inc42 & WebEngage present — “Decoding Hypergrowth” — a series capturing stories of successful businesses, the importance of intelligent engagement, and their approach to creating the same. The year was 2015. Two friends came together in the final year of their graduation to work on increasing technology adoption across farms and solving the unorganised nature […]

Agri, leather sectors’ trade bodies seek tax benefits

WB approves $120m loan for improving food security in Bangladesh

Trade bodies from agriculture and leather sectors on Sunday demanded a number of tax benefits, including withdrawal of source tax on procurement of agro-products and reduction in corporate tax, in the forthcoming national budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022. At a pre-budget discussion with the National Board of Revenue, the associations sought the tax benefits […]