Faridpur farmer cultivates ‘Fatema dhan’ hoping high yield

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Riazul hoped that he would achieve self-reliance by cultivating this high-yielding variety and expressed his desire to expand its cultivation in the future Dhaka Tribune The average length of each plant is between 115cm to 130cm, the number of tillers is eight and the average height of each sheaf is 36cm Cultivation of the high-yielding […]

Farmers in Faridpur relying on Fatema’s dhan for good yield

Farmers in Faridpur relying on Fatema's dhan for good yield

Cultivation of the rice variety ‘Fatema’ has started in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur through a young man named Riazul Islam. While talking to the UNB correspondent, he said that he hoped to achieve bumper yield after cultivating this special  variety of paddy on 75 percent of his land. While visiting the site, it was observed […]

Dairy farmers hit hard by Covid-19 lockdown in Faridpur

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Faridpur dairy farmers are struggling to survive as the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has thrown their businesses into disarray Dhaka Tribune Experts recommended immediate cash incentives for farmers and urged processing companies to turn their dairy produce into powdered milk to keep the sector afloat The ongoing countrywide lockdown has made things […]

Organic farming brings fortune for women farmers in Faridpur

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Tania Parvin makes vermicompost at her home in Shovarampur village of Faridpur Sadar Dhaka Tribune Many women in the district have been earning good profits by making vermicompost in their houses Tania Parvin, a poverty-stricken woman farmer of Shovarampur area of Faridpur municipality has become a solvent woman by making vermicompost.  Like Tania, many women […]

Drought, heat threaten groundnut cultivation in Faridpur

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The situation is also similar in Lankar Char of Boalmari upazila, Pachuria, Char Pachuria, and Baderhat of Alfadanga upazila, and Degirchar union and North Channel of Sadar upazila Dhaka Tribune While speaking to this correspondent, these farmers demanded financial compensation from the government to overcome the unprecedented loss Hundreds of groundnut farmers have suffered heatwave-induced […]

Fear of low production grips onion seed growers in Faridpur

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Onion seed producers in Faridpur fear a lower than expected harvest this time as droughts, swarming caterpillar attacks and low pollination have hampered cultivation this year. Farmers in Faridpur made significant profits from onion seed production last year, when they sold each maund (37 kg) for Tk 80,000 to Tk 2.5 lakh. For all latest […]

1 dead, 20 injured in Faridpur violence: Police Super

1 dead, 20 injured in Faridpur violence: Police Super

Clashes between police and local people in Saltha upazila of Faridpur district left a young man dead and 20 people, including eight policemen, injured on the first day of lockdown on Monday. Disclosing the information on Tuesday, Md Alimuzzaman, Police Super of Faridpur, said a fierce attack was carried out on government offices and the […]

Farming of onion seeds on the rise in Faridpur

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Onion seeds are in full bloom in a field of Faridpur, one of the largest seeds and onion growing regions in the country Dhaka Tribune Onion seeds worth over Tk200 crore will be produced in the district this season Commercial farming of onion seeds is gradually increasing in Faridpur  as demand for this spice is […]

Honey harvesting brings boon for Rajshahi, Faridpur farmers

Honey harvesting brings boon for Rajshahi, Faridpur farmers

Faridpur Sadar farmers set beehive boxes beside a mustard field for collecting honey Dhaka Tribune Rajshahi Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Shamsul Haque said honey farming has gained popularity in the region including its vast Barind tract Many people have changed their fortunes through honey harvesting ventures after the best uses […]

Faridpur’s Nurpur Beel abuzz with the symphony of migratory birds

Every year, the migratory birds come far from Siberia, China, Mongolia and the Himalayas in winter, seeking refuge in the warmer climate of Bangladesh and to feed on the bounty of fish in the shallow rivers and canals UNB Song of thousands of birds – who have taken shelter to pass the winter months here […]