Intercropping with mango, guava orchards benefits farmers

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI | Published: June 20, 2021 10:10:21 Inter-cropping inside mango and Guava orchards in various villages under Durgapur upazila is benefitting the farmers financially. Ripon and Khokon, two brothers of the village Raipara of the upazila, informed they have planted Boro paddy on nearly three bighas of land inside their mango orchard. The […]

Early pineapple harvest benefits Bangladesh growers

Early pineapple harvest benefits Bangladesh growers

An intense heatwave is sweeping across Bangladesh, but its hot and thirsty inhabitants can quench their thirst with the popular “honey queen” pineapple variety. Though the peak time for harvest starts from late May or the first week of June, many farmers of Rangamati and Khagrachhari, and some of Moulvibazar have started picking it early […]

Experts call for policy support, tax benefits to promote local automobile industry

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE Online Report | Published: April 18, 2021 16:21:26 | Updated: April 18, 2021 17:46:14 Experts and stakeholders have called for appropriate policy support, incentives and tax benefits as these can foster the local automobile industry. In this regard, Mr Rizwan Rahman, president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) said at least 5-10 […]

Clear benefits result from aerial cover crop planting program

Clear benefits result from aerial cover crop planting program

Carbon sequestration Another big gain from the acres planted was in the amount of total organic carbon (TOC) that was sequestered in the soil. Overall, in Crawford County, the increased amounts of TOC sequestered ranged from greater than 1,000 tons per watershed to between 100-150 tons per watershed. Many areas in northwest Grant County saw […]

Agri, leather sectors’ trade bodies seek tax benefits

WB approves $120m loan for improving food security in Bangladesh

Trade bodies from agriculture and leather sectors on Sunday demanded a number of tax benefits, including withdrawal of source tax on procurement of agro-products and reduction in corporate tax, in the forthcoming national budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022. At a pre-budget discussion with the National Board of Revenue, the associations sought the tax benefits […]

PTA with Bhutan: PM for constructing infrastructure to reap highest benefits

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today put emphasis on constructing necessary infrastructures to reap the highest benefits from the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) signed between Bangladesh and Bhutan. She made the observation during a meeting with visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering at her office. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. […]

Padma Bridge: Economic benefits and policy focus

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

Fabiha Bushra Khan and Jabun Naher | Published: February 26, 2021 21:02:59 Construction of the Padma Bridge is expected to be completed by 2022 making it the 122nd longest bridge in the world and the longest in Bangladesh. This marvellous infrastructure is set to unfurl great potential especially for the marginalised people of the south-western […]