Taro stolon a boon for Joypurhat farmers

9 fish species on verge of extinction

Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat expects around 70,000 metric tonnes of taro stolon or “Kochur Loti” to be produced this year, of which some 40 per cent were expected to be exported to countries, including the US, Australia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Singapore. The photo was taken at the area’s local wholesale market […]

India’s crackdown on cattle smuggling a boon for Bangladesh

After failing to get a desired government job, Jakaria Lenin, an English literature graduate in Tangail, set up a cattle farm about 11 months ago. With land and financial help from his father, he brought 44 bulls and 6 cows with an investment of Tk 65 lakh. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

Genetically Engineered Crops: Boon or Bane

Genetically Engineered Crops: Boon or Bane

Due to continuous cultivation of modern high yielding hybrid varieties and GM crops, there may be chances of genetic erosion resulting in the loss of our heirloom indigenous seeds. This may have a negative effect more on countries like Nepal where people practice informal seed systems that mainly depend upon the seeds produced on their […]

Floriculture brings boon to Barind people

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Farmer Sohel Rana is showing flowers at his garden in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi Dhaka Tribune A large number of farmers are passing a busy time in farming flowers on a commercial basis as they are getting good yields and prices A profitable cultivation of flowers is gaining popularity among the farmers in the Barind […]

Honey harvesting brings boon for Rajshahi, Faridpur farmers

Honey harvesting brings boon for Rajshahi, Faridpur farmers

Faridpur Sadar farmers set beehive boxes beside a mustard field for collecting honey Dhaka Tribune Rajshahi Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Shamsul Haque said honey farming has gained popularity in the region including its vast Barind tract Many people have changed their fortunes through honey harvesting ventures after the best uses […]

Contract Farming: A Boon or Bane? – Punekar News

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Santosh Shinde  CO-Founder and COO, FarmERP Pune, December 28, 2020: Agriculture is the age-old occupation of India due to it being an Agrarian economy, it is a large contributor (16%) to the Gross Domestic Product of our country. Not just the Agrarian workforce, but similar to a ‘Domino Effect’, multiple other industries like retail, chemicals, […]

Commercial guava farming becomes boon for many Rajshahi people

Commercial guava farming becomes boon for many Rajshahi people

Commercial farming of high yielding guava has been gaining popularity in the region including its vast barind tract and char (riverbed) areas of the Padma river as the farmers reap better yield and get fair market price from the cash crop. A large number of growers have attained financial solvency by growing the fruit on […]