Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

A drought without incessant rains or severe storms has been a positive for four mango-producing districts in Bangladesh’ Rajshahi division, but the region’s farmers are yet to see good fortune.  Mango trees on 83,673 hectares of land in Natore, Naogaon, Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj are expected to yield 852,000 tons of mangoes this year. According to […]

West Bengal Assembly Polls: Orakandhi sentiment a ‘game changer’ for BJP in Matua belt

West Bengal Assembly Polls: Orakandhi sentiment a ‘game changer’ for BJP in Matua belt

Thakurnagar: At a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party are trying to woo the Matua voters which are a deciding factor for many constituencies, the Matua community at Thakurnagar seemed to be already saffronised especially after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Orakandhi in Bangladesh. Jogesh Haldar, a first time voter in […]

The Nation’s Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil

Topsoil Loss On The Slope Of A Hill

Seth Watkins has been farming his family’s land in southern Iowa for decades, growing pasture for his cows as well as corn and other row crops. His great-grandfather founded the farm in 1848. “He came in with one of John Deere’s steel plows and pierced the prairie,” Watkins recounted. With its rolling hills and neat […]

Seeds of farmers’ protest outside the northern belt

Seeds of farmers' protest outside the northern belt

Farmers across the country, including southern states, have voiced various concerns about the new farm laws, indicating this is not just a regional issue. “The laws are against the farming community. We do not accept that the magnitude of our opposition is not the same as in Punjab or Haryana. It would take more time […]

Coastal belt needs sustainable cropping pattern for higher productivity

Guava farming brings smile to Rajshahi people

FE REPORT | Published: December 15, 2020 11:12:14 Experts during a webinar on Monday put emphasis on diversified and sustainable farming patterns to raise productivity in coastal regions. The observations were made at the launch of a second-phase project styled ‘Pathways of scaling agricultural innovations for sustainable intensification in the polders of coastal Bangladesh’. The […]