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 […]

Dairy cooperatives failing Milk Vita

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A third of dairy cooperatives still active under Milk Vita are selling most of the milk collected from farmer members in the open market for higher rates instead of supplying it to the state-run organisation. This has led to milk collection reaching a record low and a drastic fall in production of Bangladesh Milk Producers’ […]

Study: Most major companies failing climate targets

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Surveys were taken in nearly 700 listed firms in 14 countries Fewer than one in four of the world’s largest companies are on track to meet basic climate change targets, according to a new study published on Thursday. Findings of the survey of nearly 700 listed firms in 14 countries from 2015 to 2019 were […]

Farm loans failing to pique banks’ interest

Farm loans failing to pique banks’ interest

Nine banks disburse less than 10% of target in Jul-Nov Disbursement of farm loans by banks in the first five months of the fiscal year slightly fell while nine banks disbursed a meagre amount.  Between July and November, banks disbursed 33.99 per cent of their total farm loan target, down from 34.43 per cent a […]