Dairy farming gets costlier | The Daily Star

Work on to cultivate crops twice or thrice a year in saline prone areas: Razzaque

Soaring feed prices to blame, farmers say Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:00 AM The price of dairy feed such as straw and wheat bran as pictured above has soared in the past few months, making it near impossible for small or marginal farmers to make a profit amid increased production costs. The picture was taken […]

Summer bean farming brings solvency to Jhenidah farmers

Work on to cultivate crops twice or thrice a year in saline prone areas: Razzaque

Our Correspondent, Jhenidah Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:00 AM A farmer tends to early variety of bean trees in his field at Subidpur village under Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah. Photo: Star “> A farmer tends to early variety of bean trees in his field at Subidpur village under Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah. Photo: Star Cultivation […]

Women new to farming my falsely believe their farms are safer, study says

Courtesy photo. When it comes to agricultural safety and health, we humans can be too optimistic. Take, for example, women who are new to organic farming. A recently published study indicates that these farm moms may have an optimism bias about how safe their farms are for children. This bias—the belief that they and their […]

Over 10C worth of crops on 100,000-hectare land ruined in Faridpur

Over 10C worth of crops on 100,000-hectare land ruined in Faridpur

A farmer in Faridpur holding on to his crops ruined by the floods that destroyed nearly 100,000 hectares of land in the district Dhaka Tribune As many as 7,900 farmers in the districts have been affected by the floods Flash floods in Faridpur have damaged cash crops worth more than Tk10 crore, affecting nearly 100,000 […]

Commercialisation, tech progress crucial to attract youths towards farming: Experts

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: September 18, 2021 17:39:52 | Updated: September 19, 2021 09:22:30 Massive commercialisation through technological advancement is needed to make agriculture lucrative for the youths of the South Asian region, experts on Saturday during a webinar observed. They said low productivity as well as returns from traditional agriculture hardly could encourage  […]

Honey farming a new hope for small entrepreneurs

Work on to cultivate crops twice or thrice a year in saline prone areas: Razzaque

Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:00 AM A beekeeper in Adampur village of Moulvibazar’s Kamalganj upazila is seen tending to a brood box. Photo: Mintu Deshwara “> A beekeeper in Adampur village of Moulvibazar’s Kamalganj upazila is seen tending to a brood box. Photo: Mintu Deshwara Honey cultivation has proved to be a profitable venture for […]

Farming accounts for 35pc of it

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Animal farming accounts for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as plants grown for consumption, according to a study published Monday that mapped agricultural activities worldwide.  What humans eat accounts for a major chunk of the emissions behind climate-change — transportation, deforestation, cold-storage and the digestive systems of cattle all send polluting gases into the […]

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 […]

What is ‘peak acreage’ and has Australia hit it?

A red header machine harvesting a paddock of golden barley, with low lying hills in the background

A new report from ANZ has predicted Australian agriculture may have reached ‘peak acreage’ in terms of land that can be used to grow crops. Key points: A new report predicts Australia may already be farming all the suitable land that can grow crops. Despite this production is set to continue increasing as farmers improve […]