BBS failing to publish crop data on time

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

It has been six months since farmers have harvested potato and wheat. However, if anyone requests for data about the quantity of the crops produced and their acreage in the latest harvest from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the state agency responsible for generating data nationally, they will be disappointed as no information is […]

Come winter, artificial intelligence equipped Saathi to guard, treat crops

Come winter, artificial intelligence equipped Saathi to guard, treat crops

Come winter this year, robots will be guarding tomato and potato crops from insects, birds and viruses, analyse the soil and spray insecticides in a targeted area at the CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. Developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the robots can navigate through agricultural fields to help […]

A miracle crop for food, nutrition security

A miracle crop for food, nutrition security

A sorghum field at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. SORGHUM is a cereal grain belonging to the grass family Poaceae. The grains are small, round, and usually white or yellow. There are many species of sorghum but the most popular is Sorghum bicolour. Sorghum is the fifth most produced cereal crop in the world, with […]

Doubts crop up as bid to lower price of produce targets farms for reform

Doubts crop up as bid to lower price of produce targets farms for reform

Retailers are routinely marking up prices of fruits and vegetables by 100 percent, and in some cases over 200%, Agriculture Ministry research shows. The data appears to undercut claims by Agriculture Minister Oded Forer that huge price markups by supermarkets are a “myth.” Forer is seeking to lower consumer prices for produce by pushing through […]

Impact of climate change on crop production in Bangladesh

Impact of climate change on crop production in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s economic growth is largely dependent on the growth of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, directly and indirectly, provides basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Agriculture contributed 13.47% to Bangladesh’s gross domestic product or GDP directly and indirectly in 2020-2021. At the same time, about 50% of the people of Bangladesh […]

Odisha farmer dies by suicide over loan burden, failed crop

Odisha farmer dies by suicide over loan burden, failed crop

A 45-year-old farmer in western Odisha district of Sambalpur died on Friday, two days after he consumed insecticide, allegedly due to crop failure and his poor harvest selling for very low price, said his family. 45-year-old Kaibalya Rohidas, a farmer at Kudagunderpur village of Sambalpur district was under severe mental stress due to the losses […]

GM crop approvals will boost PH health, agri productivity

GM crop approvals will boost PH health, agri productivity

AFTER years of delays brought about by intense and on occasion even violent resistance by misguided activists, two new varieties of staple food crops have finally been approved for widespread cultivation in the Philippines. Golden Rice, a variety of rice engineered to contain a high amount of vitamin A, was approved for commercial cultivation by […]

Liming soil can boost crop production by 25pc in Barind area

BSS | Published: August 01, 2021 16:35:44 Soil management with liming and organic matter can be the best ways of boosting crop yield by 25 per cent on an average in the high Barind area because most of its lands have turned into acidic at present hampering crop production badly. “Acid soils are a major agricultural […]