Boro Farming in Barind: Hope lost in debt woes

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The yield was good, the weather was favourable for harvesting Boro paddy and the prices too were acceptable, if not fair, to farmers. Still, the harvest failed to bring smiles to the faces of most small and marginal farmers in the Barind region as they can only expect to take less than one fifth of […]

Govt procures 64,394 tonnes of Boro rice in Rajshahi

Govt procures 64,394 tonnes of Boro rice in Rajshahi

The government has, so far, procured around 64,394.36 tonnes of Boro rice during the current season contributing a lot towards food security amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its ongoing rice procurement drive commenced since May 7 last, the government has bought the food grain from all eight districts in Rajshahi division […]

Addl 3,000 hectares of fallow land brought under Boro cultivation

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Around 3,000 hectares of land in Kalapur union of Srimangal upazila in Moulvibazar remained fallow during the Boro season every year due to lack of water. But this year, the vast tract of land has been brought under Boro cultivation thanks to the initiative of Moulvibazar Agriculture Department. The initiative has achieved great success and […]

Over 90pc Boro paddy harvested

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Farmers in Bangladesh have already harvested 90 per cent of the Boro paddy in the current season, dispelling worries that the impending cyclonic storm could have a major effect on the production of the biggest crop and hurt food security, the agriculture ministry said. “At present, we do not have a large portion of Boro […]

Govt procures 13,940 tons of Boro rice in Rajshahi division

Govt procures 13,940 tons of Boro rice in Rajshahi division

Procurement drives of the newly harvested rice is going on in full swing creating a high hope of ensuring food security amid the present adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic The government has, so far, procured around 13,940.37 tons of Boro rice during the current season contributing a lot towards food security amidst the novel […]

85% Boro paddy harvested in Rajshahi region

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“Of the harvesting target, 63% has been achieved on the plain land while over 85% on lowlands in Rajshahi, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj and Natore districts,” said Sirajul Islam, additional director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Around 85% Boro paddy has, so far, been harvested in Rajshahi region including its vast barind tract on an average […]

Boro output to decline | The Daily Star

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The production of Boro rice may decline by 1.5 per cent year-on-year to 1.90 crore tonnes in the current harvesting season because of the recent heatwave and pests attacks, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a result of the heat, key industry contacts believe it may be difficult for Bangladesh to achieve […]

Static Boro rice production may pose food security risk for Bangladesh

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

YASIR WARDAD | Published: May 11, 2021 09:16:41 | Updated: May 11, 2021 14:34:42 Boro production has remained almost static for the past three consecutive seasons, raising concern over the future food security of Bangladesh. Experts opined that monopoly cultivation of some selected varieties has been making rice production vulnerable during Boro season as temperature […]

Bangladesh: Govt and farmers bet on digital to exchange boro paddy – Tech Observer

Bangladesh: Govt and farmers bet on digital to exchange boro paddy – Tech Observer

Dhaka — To make the process smooth, hassle-free and fast,  in Bangladesh, this year boro paddy will be collected by the government food warehouses with the help of the newly launched mobile application. The Sadar Upazila administration has taken initiative to provide hands-on training on the use of apps among the grassroots farmers for conducting […]

Drought casts shadow over boro yield in Khulna

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Khulna farmers start harvesting boro paddy amid extreme heatwave in the district UNB In fact, the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Khulna has set a target to produce 57,000 tons of boro paddy on 57,540 hectares of land this year, of which 21,000 hectares have been brought under the dry season rice cultivation in […]