NFWF Announces $3.9 Million in Grants to Support Conservation Practices on Agricultural Lands

NFWF Announces $3.9 Million in Grants to Support Conservation Practices on Agricultural Lands

Washington D.C., Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $3.9 million in new grants to help agricultural producers implement voluntary conservation practices on farms and ranches across the United States. Awarded under NFWF’s Conservation Partners Program, the grants will generate $5.1 million in matching contributions to achieve […]

Family Farming in Saffron economy

Family Farming in Saffron economy

Family farming is a worldwide phenomenon and key agriculture model. It is highly prevalent in the saffron economy with different farm size and level of development offering explicit comparative advantages. It reduces disguised unemployment (unemployment unaffecting aggregate economic output). The use of family labour upto a certain level is gainful but beyond that returns to […]

Economy showing signs of recovery

Migrant agricultural workers trapped in Faridpur without employment

But progress slowed by certain factors, MCCI says in quarterly analysis Star Business Report Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:00 AM Ever since the coronavirus was first detected in the country, people from all socioeconomic backgrounds have been affected in one way or another. The coronavirus fallout and recurring lockdowns slightly pushed Bangladesh off its pre-pandemic […]

OP-ED: Our growing inequality

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What can be done to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor? The gap between the rich and the poor is perpetuating and has enlarged alarmingly, despite a decline in the rate of poverty in recent times before the pandemic hit. The poverty level dropped to 24.3% in 2016 from 31.5% in 2010, […]

India Wants to Grow Tiger Population by 35% to Protect Forests, Boost Economy

India Wants to Grow Tiger Population by 35% to Protect Forests, Boost Economy

Among Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s myriad options to help revive his economy from a rare contraction brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, “Project Tiger” is definitely among the most unlikely.  According to Bloomberg, the country intends to grow the wild tiger population by 35% to as many as 4,000 in the next decade, which […]

The Monitor economy Q&A — Geoff Ross, 42 Below founder, investor and farmer

The Monitor economy Q&A — Geoff Ross, 42 Below founder, investor and farmer

Each week Stuff asks New Zealand’s business and community leaders how they think the economy is going, and what they believe are the biggest challenges. Geoff Ross is the founder of vodka company 42 Below which was sold to drinks giant Bacardi for $138 million, and is an active investor in Hyperfactory, Ecoya, Trilogy, Savor […]

Can we be bold enough and integrate Nature-based Solutions into Blue Economy?

Can we be bold enough and integrate Nature-based Solutions into Blue Economy?

Before answering the question in the title, let’s look into Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and Blue Economy. Over the last couple of years, NbS as a concept has received global attention, especially in climate change discussions. NbS are actions we take to protect, sustainably manage, restore, even create, a wide range of ecosystems—from hilly forests to […]

Industrial slump drags down GDP, agriculture saves economy

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR | Published: August 07, 2021 08:11:20 | Updated: August 07, 2021 12:33:10 After more than a decade, Bangladesh’s industrial growth collapsed in the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 in line with the contraction of the country’s total economic output during the year, analysts said Friday. A rebound still stays sluggish, they maintained. Agriculture, […]

Rethinking the farming economy | Greenbiz

Women in field

Each year, farmers such as Joe Tisbert of Valley Dream Farm in Cambridge, Vermont, are challenged with finding an outlet for their surplus crop. Surplus crop is defined as the food remaining after a harvest that cannot be sold on the market, or which cannot be harvested. As a result, farmers make less revenue for […]