Breeders developing doubly resistant brinjal varieties

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Bt brinjal, a genetically modified eggplant variety, was developed to fight fruit and shoot borer (FSB) that used to cause colossal crop loss Reaz Ahmad/Dhaka Tribune Fruit and shoot borer-resistant Bt brinjal reaches out to 65,000 farmers in 7 years, work underway to achieve bacterial wilt resistance   Starting with only 20 farmers in 2014, […]

Developing profitable rice production for food security

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Despite achievements in the nutrition sector, the country is still facing many forms of malnutrition Can producing a variety of rice ensure food security for Bangladesh? Diving into the issue, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) presented their research with their new upcoming rice varieties at the Gobeshona Global Conference under the theme ofFood Security […]

Bangladesh seeks vaccines for developing countries under COVAX

Bangladesh seeks vaccines for developing countries under COVAX

Bangladesh has urged the World Health Organisation (WHO), GAVI-the Vaccine Alliance, CEPI and the UNICEF to play a visible and effective role to ensure the supply of the Coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX facility to the developing countries, particularly the low and the middle-income countries, urgently. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN and other […]

WHO executive board meeting: Bangladesh wants quick supply of vaccine to developing countries

WHO executive board meeting: Bangladesh wants quick supply of vaccine to developing countries

Bangladesh has urged the WHO, Vaccine Alliance, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and UNICEF to play a visible and effective role to urgently ensure supply of coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX facility to developing countries, particularly the low- and the middle-income countries. The call was made by Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN and other […]

Viewpoint: Are GMOs a corporate ploy to colonize developing countries? Is vitamin-A enhanced Golden Rice a plot by ‘Western entities’ to control global agriculture? Here are the facts bungled in Slate commentary.

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Western scientists who introduce biotech crops into developing nations are paternalistic colonizers. While they claim to be helping farmers in poorer countries produce more nutritious food to feed the impoverished, the reality is that “GMO technology has not helped and has led to some objectionable consequences.” Golden Rice, which was engineered to combat vitamin A […]

Bangladesh seeks five years to prepare for graduation to developing nation

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Published: January 13, 2021 18:24:19 Bangladesh has sought the facilities reserved for the least developed countries for five years for preparations after graduating to the developing nation bracket. It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday. Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator […]

Bangladesh seeks five years to get ready for graduation to developing nation

Bangladesh seeks five years to get ready for graduation to developing nation

It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday. Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal or SDG affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, headed the Bangladesh delegation in the meeting.   The meeting was part of preparations for the tri-annual […]

Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk

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Published: December 29, 2020 20:28:33 A Japanese company and Kyoto University have joined forces to develop the world’s first satellites made out of wood by 2023. Sumitomo Forestry said it has started research on tree growth and the use of wood materials in space. The partnership will begin experimenting with different types of wood in […]