Self-sufficiency in milk production in five years: minister

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Tuesday said Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in milk production within five years. ‘Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in milk production within four to five years …as the country has become self-sufficient in meat and egg production,’ he said taking part in a virtual meeting organised by the SAARC […]

Govt forms working committee on int’l trade disputes

Govt forms working committee on int’l trade disputes

A file photo shows containers at the Chattogram port. The commerce ministry has formed a high-powered working committee on trade remedy to work on international trade-related disputes, including anti-dumping duty, and make Bangladesh’s participation fruitful in negotiations at the World Trade Organisation and with trade partners on the issues. — New Age photo The commerce […]

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

Agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Saturday said that the government was working with utmost importance to remove the existing barriers in the export of fruits and vegetables to developed countries including Europe. ‘We want to export agricultural products not only in the Middle East but also in the main markets of developed countries including […]

Mongolia keen to extend economic, cultural ties with Bangladesh

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

With its political continuity and well-thought-out developmental plans alongside economic sustainability, Bangladesh not only stands out in South Asia but also other developing countries, said Mongolian ambassador to Bangladesh G Ganbold. ‘I think these accomplishments of sustainable economic growth are internationally acknowledged,’ Ambassador Ganbold told UNB in an interview noting that there are many other […]

Uncertainty looms over sacrificial animal sales, farmers fear losses

Uncertainty looms over sacrificial animal sales, farmers fear losses

Buyers and sellers crowd the Mahasthan cattle market in Bogura on Wednesday defying the government-set health guideline to curb the coronavirus spread. — Focus Bangla news Farmers fear huge losses due to growing uncertainties over the sale of cattle ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha with the authorities considering the maintenance of health rules a big challenge […]

Bangladesh, India urged to cooperate on Meghna basin

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

Speakers at a dialogue have called on Bangladesh and India to boost cooperation in protecting and promoting the ecosystem services of the Meghna River basin for the benefit of 50 million people living in the region shared by the two countries. The two neighbours should work together to the make the basin as one the […]

Razzaque for cultivating non-traditional crops

Protect smallholding farmers to build decent Bangladesh: experts

Observing that the cultivation of unconventional crops like almonds, coffee and Black pepper can change the economic picture of the hilly areas, agriculture minister Md Abdur Razzaque on Saturday emphasised cultivating the unusual cash crops to make agriculture sector profitable one. ‘The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now working relentlessly […]

Dumping of effluent into Dhaka rivers continues

Dumping of effluent into Dhaka rivers continues

Harmful chemical wastes from various factories are dumped without treatment into the River Turag at Goran Chatbari in Dhaka on Wednesday. — Sourav Lasker The Department of Environment, Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority and Dhaka’s two city corporations failed to control the dumping of millions of tonnes of industrial effluents, domestic sewage, clinical wastes and […]

Over-extraction of agri-products leads to fall in land fertility: webinar

Over-extraction of agri-products leads to fall in land fertility: webinar

Land fertility decreases in an alarming rate for the over extraction of agricultural products to execute multi-dimensional and maximum use of cultivable land for meeting the demand of food for a large population is a small country, observed speakers at an online discussion on Thursday. They said that the nation had increased agricultural productions at […]

4 European countries to get Rajshahi mangoes

4 European countries to get Rajshahi mangoes

Around 333 tonnes of mangoes from Rajshahi is expected to be exported to four European countries this season, officials said. Abdul Awal, deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension, confirmed, saying the mangoes will be exported to Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. ‘We have selected four varieties — Khirshapat, Langra, Amropaly and Totamury — […]