Agricultural Loans in Bangladesh: Banks Offering Loans to Farmers and Farms

Agricultural Loans in Bangladesh: Banks Offering Loans to Farmers and Farms

In Bangladesh, agriculture is the biggest employment sector, making up 14.2% of the country’s GDP in 2017 and employing about 42.7% of the workforce. The government has always provided special subsidies in the sector. Furthermore, easy loans for farmers are being offered by different government and private banks. The specialized schemes make it easier for […]

Woman’s agricultural practices worth emulating

Woman's agricultural practices worth emulating

Numerous people are usually engaged in various different activities for earning a living but only a few among them create examples of innovations and novelties in approach as well as in application. They do a sort of research, experimenting , watch the difference and employ those new techniques and approaches for self benefit and the […]

NFWF Announces $3.9 Million in Grants to Support Conservation Practices on Agricultural Lands

NFWF Announces $3.9 Million in Grants to Support Conservation Practices on Agricultural Lands

Washington D.C., Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $3.9 million in new grants to help agricultural producers implement voluntary conservation practices on farms and ranches across the United States. Awarded under NFWF’s Conservation Partners Program, the grants will generate $5.1 million in matching contributions to achieve […]

Variety of farm projects, numerous counties receive funding from Agricultural Development Board – ABC 36 News

Variety of farm projects, numerous counties receive funding from Agricultural Development Board - ABC 36 News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $2,363,839 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting. State and County Funded Projects Berea College, Grow Appalachia was approved for $260,575 in state and county funds over two years to expand the Eastern Kentucky Direct Integrated […]

Why Bangladesh needs agricultural microinsurance

Why Bangladesh needs agricultural microinsurance

Small farmers in rural areas need the protection of insurance to recover from the damage caused by weather events Small farmers are one of the communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh. File Photo: Star “> Small farmers are one of the communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change […]

How the South African government can boost its credibility in the agricultural sector

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Governments can build credibility over time through consistent commitment to implementing policies efficiently and effectively. South Africa hasn’t done well on this score. As a result of the poor record of policy implementation, investors and the general public have become sceptical of government policy pronouncements. Recent examples of this credibility gap include its handling of […]

Increase in MSP: Peanuts, say agricultural experts

Women thresh crops in Sangrur, Punjab. Photo: Neil Palmer via Wikimedia Commons

Wheat and barley see the lowest increase in MSP announced by government; red lentils the highest Women thresh crops in Sangrur, Punjab. Photo: Neil Palmer via Wikimedia Commons The farmers’ protests in Delhi and north India are in their tenth month, with the guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops as one of the […]

Driving the growth of agricultural mechanisation in Bangladesh

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Bangladesh requires the combined success of all sectors as it inches closer towards its goal of becoming a middle-income country. Although its GDP contribution has fallen to 12 percent as of 2020, agriculture still remains the most important sector since it employs around 50 percent of the population and ensures the country’s food security.  The […]

Agricultural income insurance gains traction in Japan’s Tohoku region

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With natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic affecting business significantly, many farmers in the Tohoku region are hedging against risk by opting to purchase farmers income insurance, which makes up for losses to their earnings. The insurance covers nearly all agricultural products as well as losses resulting from a wide range of circumstances such as […]

Bayer’s initiative to improve income of smallholder farmers through sustainable agricultural practices can be a model for Bangladesh

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Bayer is supporting women empowerment through creating female agri entrepreneurs in rural Bangladesh Bayer, together with International Finance Corporation and Netafim launched the Better Life Farming Alliance in 2018 Climate change has been a contentious topic at the global stage since the beginning of the century. While there has been a divide in terms of […]