BCSA seeks Tk9 subsidy over per kg of potato

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The annual demand for potatoes in Bangladesh is about 9 million tons The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) urged the government to provide a Tk9 subsidy over per kilogram of potato stored in various cold storages in the country. During a press briefing on Saturday, it sought immediate aid to save millions of rural farmers […]

Back to the future

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How agriculture could reshape the Bangladesh economy Once upon a time, the most sought after cotton fabric in the world came from Bangladesh. A gossamer fabric so fine, they say that an entire sari could fit into a matchbox. Then people and machines from other places arrived. Art was replaced by industry; craft by mass […]

Agriculture minister bats for mechanized, commercial farming

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Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, among other guests, at a book launch and discussion at BARC in Dhaka on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Dhaka Tribune ‘Instructions had been given to not allow the import of onions or tomatoes from across the border when farmers harvested the homegrown crops,’ says the agriculture minister Steps are […]

A weather company helps banks measure financial risks…

A weather company helps banks measure financial risks...

Noida-headquartered weather forecasting services Skymet has been exploring new sectors to offer its products and services. While it continues to have a dominant position in the power, media, insurance and agriculture space, it is now looking at future growth coming from sectors such as financial services, construction and so on. New business opportunities due to […]

First West African agriculture Technology Park opens doors to public

First West African agriculture Technology Park opens doors to public

The first West African agriculture Technology Park is set to open doors to public. Businesses, policymakers, farmers, researchers, and several other food system actors will get a chance to view proven and cutting-edge innovations organized by the iREACH  agriculture technology park located in Bambey, 130 kilometers (70 miles) west of the Senegalese capital,  Dakar. About […]

First West African Agriculture Technology Park  Opens Doors to Public  | News Ghana

First West African agriculture Technology Park opens doors to public

Sustainable Agricultural Businesses, policymakers, farmers, researchers, and several other food system actors will get a chance to  view proven and cutting-edge innovations during the first-ever open door day organized by the iREACH  agriculture technology park located in Bambey, 130 kilometers (70 miles) west of the Senegalese capital,  Dakar. About 120 participants are expected at the […]

BD agriculture may be jeopardised in 25-yrs – The Daily Industry

Agri-contribution in GDPdeclining 0.5 pc every year Mahfuja Mukul:The contribution of agriculture sector to Bangladesh GDP is declining day by day due to the less interest in agriculture by the marginal farmers. The main reason behind the declining of interest in agriculture is the price disparity and less marketing facility.The contribution of agriculture in Bangladesh […]

A better focus: Fifth-generation LaFargeville farm selling dairy aspect of business

LAFARGEVILLE — A few days ago, W. Ed Walldroff, co-owner of Homestead Fields Family Farm, received an “out-of-the-blue” call from an older gentleman who saw a notice of Friday’s auction at the Eiss Road farm. “I’ve known him. He’s 88 now,” Mr. Walldroff said. “He asked, “Can’t you run that outfit from the office? Why […]

This startup is empowering local farmers

This startup is empowering local farmers

Ifarmer’s Sofol app connects various parts of the company’s operation on a strong data and monitoring infrastructure. Aiming to democratize the agricultural financing and supply chain of Bangladesh, Ifarmer is working to empower local farmers by connecting investors and farmers on their platform.  Ifarmer works to simplify the process of selling food and grains and […]