ED: Rich countries need to pay up to fight climate change

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Climate change is no longer a threat to just the future — we are seeing its effects in the present While the planet rightfully continues its battle against Covid-19 and developing effective vaccines to eliminate it for good, the fight against climate change remains, and will remain, the single biggest threat to humanity in the […]

CSOs: Bangladesh should lead countries to a carbon neutral economy by 2050

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The organizations called on Bangladesh to make a difference in the participation of countries around the world A group of national and international Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has called on the current chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum to lead the forum countries towards a carbon neutral economy by 2050.  The organizations including Center for […]

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of Organic Farming Scheme

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of Organic Farming Scheme

CORK farmers considering an application to the Organic Farming Scheme have until April 30 to do so, following the re-opening of the scheme earlier this month with an additional budget of €4 million for 2021. This additional funding was confirmed by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa […]

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

First in jute export, second in production Bangladesh was once renowned for its jute, the ‘golden fibre’. It is now the second largest producer of jute and produces 42 per cent of the world’s jute, at 13,35,000 (13 lakh 35 thousand) tonnes. India produces around 2 million (20 lakh) tonnes, that is, 55 per cent […]

The blue economy to advance gender equality

Dona Bertarelli   | Published: March 26, 2021 21:50:13 Around the world, women are excessively affected by climate change, by market fluctuations, or shocks like the pandemic, which has put millions of jobs at risk. Gender equality matters for women and men, in and out of the workforce; for girls and boys, about to explore […]

Modi, Hasina must lay ground for borderless economy between India, Bangladesh

Modi, Hasina must lay ground for borderless economy between India, Bangladesh

File image of PM Narendra Modi with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina | Photo: @narendramodi | Twitter Text Size: A- A+ Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh is expected to be momentous, both in optics and substance. Though the contexts are vastly different, the mood is being compared with the Mujibur […]

Economy faces structural issues | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Pakistan’s economy has long been facing some serious structural problems. Owing to this, the economy has been recording low to moderate growth over the years. The structural issues include low productivity of agriculture and industry, scant documentation of economy, poor fiscal management, less efficient handling of external sector issues, lethargic attitude of banks towards […]

Blue economy: The Bay fishermen’s story

Md Nazmus Sadekin and Md Mazadul Hoque | Published: March 19, 2021 23:42:52 Faruk, a fisherman from Japoria village of Hatia Island under Noakhali district, travels about 300 kilometres to catch fish in the Bay of Bengal. He enjoys the call of the blue water. He forgets about all the adversities of the journey when […]

Agriculture and Indian Economy

Agriculture and Indian Economy

  Ram Rattan Sharma Indian farmers are the backbone of our nation’s economy, as Indian economy is Primary agriculture based. According to a survey India is one of the top countries in cultivation and farming. But Indian farmers stayed neglected community for decades , despite their huge contribution in economy of the nation. Indian farmers […]

Exploring untapped resources of blue economy

Shahiduzzaman Khan | Published: March 10, 2021 20:19:22 With the approval of the Bangladesh Maritime Zones Act, the country is now free to explore and exploit the rich marine resources of the Bay of Bengal and exercise the country’s right over the extended maritime boundary. The Act has 14 chapters and 137 sections dealing with […]