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 […]

Activists red-flag farmer unique ID move

Activists red-flag farmer unique ID move

Activists representing the IT industry have opposed the consultation paper floated by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare that seeks to introduce IDEA or India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture, saying the move could compromise the personal data of farmers and could exclude some of them from various government schemes. The Free Software Movement […]

Making most of demographic data

Getting products GI-tagged

Nilratan Halder   | Published: July 01, 2021 22:37:01 A survey report titled, “Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics (BSVS) 2020” unveiled on Monday last has come up with many a positive for the nation even in this most critical time. However, the title should have been Sample Bangladesh Vital Statistics because it is sample vital statistics […]

Indian farmers need a new distress index. Just suicide data won’t do

File photo | A farmer making bundles of paddy saplings in a field, Budgam | PTI

File photo | A farmer making bundles of paddy saplings in a field, Budgam | PTI Text Size: A- A+ According to an American university, farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the US. With high levels of resource deprivation where farmers suffer low and unviable farming, regularly fighting volatile commodity […]

Livestock’s contribution to GDP: Authentic data necessary for development

Livestock’s contribution to GDP: Authentic data necessary for development

Agriculture is the main source of strength and hope in all disasters or epidemics in our country. The term “agriculture” includes agriculture, livestock and fisheries. The foundation stone of this success was laid by the hand of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as he was the man who raised the status of […]

Disappointing April jobs data pose new challenge for Biden agenda

Disappointing April jobs data pose new challenge for Biden agenda

The United States added just 266,000 jobs in April — a quarter of the number expected — in a surprise setback for President Joe Biden’s efforts to revive an economy blighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The weak hiring also pushed the unemployment rate up slightly to 6.1 percent, according to the Labor Department’s monthly employment […]

Data: Review of India’s Agricultural Exports & Imports

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India’s agricultural exports & imports have grown steadily over the years. The exports have increased nearly 7 times in 15 years and imports by nearly 8 times during the same period. Here is a detailed review.  India is an agrarian economy and is a major contributor to the global food basket, thanks to the favourable […]

Statistics Canada February Trade Data

This chart shows Canada's soybean exports for the first six months of the row crop crop-year as a percentage of total estimated supplies. Current exports represent 47.5% of estimated 2020-21 supplies, the highest percentage seen in four years and close to the highest seen over 10 years. The black line represents the five-year average of 42.2%. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)

Mustard exports in February totaled 8,252 mt, the lowest monthly volume shipped in six months. The United States (51.5%) and Belgium (23.6%) continue to dominate these shipments, with the percentage of monthly shipments in brackets. So far this crop year, 62,562 mt has been exported, close to 98% of the volume shipped in the same […]