Blood orange farming sees success in Barind tract

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Cultivation of malta has begun in Barind tract making the farmers happy Dhaka Tribune There are malta orchards on 185 hectares of lands in Godagari, Tanore, Nachole and Gomostapur upazilas and Chapainawabganj Sadar, making the farmers happy and enthusiastic, said Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources By dint of its lucrative market price and gradually […]

Developing profitable rice production for food security

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Despite achievements in the nutrition sector, the country is still facing many forms of malnutrition Can producing a variety of rice ensure food security for Bangladesh? Diving into the issue, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) presented their research with their new upcoming rice varieties at the Gobeshona Global Conference under the theme ofFood Security […]

On the frontier of science for food and agriculture – World

FAO’s Investment Centre is stepping up its support for creating more robust and sustainable agri-food systems - World

Joint FAO/IAEA Nuclear Techniques Centre works on a vast spectrum of areas that underpin food security and safety 5 March 2021, Rome – Nuclear weapon tests offer valuable insight into how to measure soil erosion and enable the restoration of healthy soils we need to grow our food. The caesium-137 (Cs-137) radionuclides released into the […]

Right-to-repair bill gears up

LINCOLN — Nebraskans voiced their stance on a bill that would give agriculture equipment owners greater access to tools needed to do their own repairs. Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth introduced the Agricultural Equipment Right-To-Repair Act, a bill that would give farmers access to all the tools needed to fix their own ag equipment. People […]

Agri insurance: New hope for climate affected farmers

Agri insurance: New hope for climate affected farmers

Syed Shahriar Ahsan, managing director of Sadharan Bima Corporation, said, “The government has introduced agricultural insurance for farmers through us. At present Mithamin Haor in Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Noakhali and Kishoreganj has been launched on an experimental basis.”He said it was not just the job of Sadharan Bima Corporation, but that the coordination of the agriculture […]

Modi Reiterates Need For Agri Reforms, Indicating Rollback of New Laws Unlikely

Modi Reiterates Need For Agri Reforms, Indicating Rollback of New Laws Unlikely

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated the importance of agricultural reforms to better the income of farmers and pitched for setting up more farmer producer organisations (FPOs) across the country to help small and marginal farmers aggregate the produce with the help of better access to technology, input, finance and market. “We have […]

Welcome changes in agriculture

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

Shihab Sarkar   | Published: March 01, 2021 22:20:10 Despite the successive governments’ pinning high hopes on earning foreign exchange from jute exports, the optimism continues to peter off. Following impressive harvests after investing large volumes of capital, they mostly face disillusionment. It stems from the incredibly low price at the local buyers’ end. As […]

Challenges And Opportunities For Indian Agriculture In International Context

Challenges And Opportunities For Indian Agriculture In International Context

In a pandemic-stricken world, time-bound eradication of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 in an environmentally sustainable manner is an international priority and commitment under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. India has offered to use its over-flowing granaries to tackle extreme hunger, but India can do much more and be an agricultural power too. But […]

Rangpur region completes 96% Boro seedling transplantation

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Farmers have already transplanted Boro rice seedlings on 4.76 lakh hectares of land, 96% of the targeted 4.96 lakh hectares, in the Rangpur region till Thursday BSS Enthusiastic farmers have put their maximum efforts in bringing more lands under Boro rice cultivation, braving the Covid-19 pandemic, to recoup the crop losses they incurred during the […]