Study: 95% of Dhaka’s urban poor buy fresh food from kitchen markets

Study: 95% of Dhaka's urban poor buy fresh food from kitchen markets

These fresh food markets are a key resource in the effort to increase nutritious eating and fight food insecurity A recent study by the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) found that 95 % of the urban poor in Dhaka purchase most fresh food from kitchen markets. These fresh food markets are a […]

Food Grains From Local Sources: Govt to buy less despite low stock

In a surprising move, the government has reduced the internal procurement target of food grains for the coming year, even though it had reached its lowest just two months ago in the current year. It has also failed to control food prices, especially that of rice – a staple in every Bangali household. For all […]

Initiatives taken to give loans to farmers to buy agricultural machinery: Razzaque

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The government is taking initiatives to provide loans to farmers to buy agricultural machinery, Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said today. The minister said various agricultural equipment, including combined harvesters and reapers, are being given to farmers with 50-60 per cent subsidy in different regions. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News […]

News Analysis: Why buy from millers, why not from farmers?


Much of the govt’s price support goes into the hands of the millers while only a small part of it goes to the farmers Each year a cabinet committee meets during late March or early April to determine the volume of Boro rice that the government intends to buy from the paddy growers and fix […]

ADB to give Bangladesh $940m in aid to buy Covid vaccines


Published: February 23, 2021 20:24:23 | Updated: February 24, 2021 08:36:17 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to provide US$940 million as assistance to Bangladesh for procuring the Covid-19 vaccines. ADB Country Director in Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash said this when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Tuesday. The […]

PRAN Group to buy 12,000 tonnes tomato in Rajshahi region

PRAN Group to buy 12,000 tonnes tomato in Rajshahi region

PRAN-RFL Group has set a target of procuring 12,000 tonnes of tomato for processing tomato pulp to make sure fair price of farmers and foster agriculture-based rural economy in the region. Kamruzzaman Kamal, Director (Marketing) of PRAN-RFL Group, said the tomatoes will be procured from 10,000 farmers in Rajshahi, Natore, Chapainawabganj, Pabna and Dinajpur districts. […]