Checking Bangladesh’s fast-shrinking farmland

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Shahiduzzaman Khan | Published: April 17, 2021 20:37:20 There is a need for working out an effective strategy to check the country’s fast-shrinking arable land and thus maintain the momentum in increasing its food grain production. Such views were expressed by some agricultural experts at a recent seminar. The loss of agricultural land, they said, […]

Bangladesh’s floating gardens: a sustainable farming solution

Bangladesh's floating gardens: a sustainable farming solution

The floating gardens of Bangladesh are a precious aid in reducing the food insecurity linked to frequent flooding. According to a recent study, this form of agriculture could also provide a source of income for rural households in flood-prone parts of the country. Far from being a new concept in Bangladesh, floating gardens have existed […]

Bangladesh’s floating gardens offer a solution to rising sea levels | Living

Bangladesh’s floating gardens offer a solution to rising sea levels | Living

Bangladesh’s farmers were developing creative planting solutions long before climate change was on most people’s radar. The country’s wild monsoon seasons deemed it a necessity. In the event of excess rain, parts of the country become vulnerable and thousands are forced to migrate. Experts predict that by 2050 about 20 per cent of the available […]

Bangladesh’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Rokeya Kabir, Executive Director, BNPS We are celebrating the 50th year of our independence, and those who had been active at that time in the movement and war of liberation are aware of the necessity of peace, especially for women. Post-war conflicts are common. So, one of the primary concerns of the government after liberation […]

Bangladesh’s vegetables exports hit three-year low

YASIR WARDAD | Published: March 28, 2021 09:27:54 | Updated: March 28, 2021 09:31:40 Exports of vegetables from Bangladesh dropped to three-year low this fiscal year due to a lack of air cargo freighters during the Covid-19 pandemic that caused an almost halt in export to European Union (EU), said insiders. Vegetable exports fetched US$61 […]

50 years of independence: Int’l community lauds Bangladesh’s remarkable progress

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Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission to the UN celebrates golden jubilee of independence Representatives of the UN and its member states have lauded the remarkable progress of Bangladesh saying it has made tremendous strides over the past five decades and become a development miracle. They came up with the recognition during the celebration of the Golden Jubilee […]

Shift in thinking of progress essential for Bangladesh’s next transition

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

Published: March 26, 2021 21:36:16 | Updated: March 26, 2021 21:47:57 Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman has shared some of his thoughts of Bangladesh and Bangladeshis’ development attainments.Based on his narrattives, The Financial Express journalist Khawaza Main Uddin and outreach team member Tanjim-Ul-Islam compiled the piece     The first major achievement is Bangladesh’s transformation from […]

Golden jubilee of independence and Bangladesh’s economic revolution

Golden jubilee of independence and Bangladesh’s economic revolution

Under the strong leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, we got our cherished freedom. Bangabandhu and Bangladesh are inseparable. If Bangabandhu had not been born, Bangladesh would not have been born. The 50th year of independence and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu are undoubtedly a beacon of hope for the Bengali nation. Much of Bangabandhu’s […]

What the Texas energy crisis means for Bangladesh’s energy security

Sam Reynolds | Published: March 21, 2021 20:55:55 The energy crisis in Texas has become world news. During extreme winter weather in February, surging electricity demand collided with falling generation, forcing the state’s grid operator to implement rolling blackouts. At its peak, at least 4.5 million Texans were without electricity and more than 80 deaths […]