Organic fertiliser in beautiful Bhutan

Organic fertiliser in beautiful Bhutan

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s detractors are not relenting in their opposition to the organic fertiliser project. They say it’s ‘chemical phobia’ and are in the process of whipping up some of the rural cultivator community in protest against the new policy. Phobia or not is not the point. This is also about organic farming. Now, nobody […]

Fake pesticide, fertiliser worth Tk 150cr seized from Keraniganj factory

Migrant agricultural workers trapped in Faridpur without employment

It used packaging of top brands to dupe farmers Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:00 AM Sacks of counterfeit products — kept in five warehouses of the factory — were seized during the drive, and later destroyed. The factory owner has been cheating farmers like this for the last four years, said officials. PHOTO: COLLECTED “> […]

Subsidies needed for organic fertiliser

Subsidies needed for organic fertiliser

— Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha AGRICULTURE is the main driving force of Bangladesh’s economy. The contribution of the agricultural sector to the country’s gross domestic product is about 14 per cent, but the total volume of agricultural production continues to grow. In order to achieve self-sufficiency and sustainability in the production of the entire agricultural product […]

Inorganic fertiliser, agrochemicals ban and fallacies of organic agriculture

Inorganic fertiliser, agrochemicals ban  and fallacies of organic agriculture

By Wicky Wickramatunga Feature View(s): File picture of a farmer in Kilinochchi being advised by a local official. To applause from the audience that comprised high officials, the President determinedly declared that import of inorganic fertilisers will be “banned” in the near future to “protect” Sri Lankans from the adverse effects of such chemicals […]

Higher chemical fertiliser demand for next year

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The demand for chemical fertilisers has increased by four lakh tonnes for crops cultivation across the country in the upcoming fiscal compared to the current year. For 2021-22, the demand for chemical fertilisers was fixed at 66 lakh tonnes whereas the demand was 62 lakh tonnes in 2020-21, agriculture ministry officials said, our Rajshahi correspondent […]

Over 30,000 tonnes of fertiliser arrive from Bangladesh

Over 30,000 tonnes of fertiliser arrive from Bangladesh

KATHMANDU, APRIL 06 Of the 50,000 tonnes of fertiliser purchased from Bangladesh, a total of 30,500 tonnes has arrived so far. According to the Agriculture Input Company Ltd (AICL), the remaining 19,500 tonnes of fertiliser will arrive within the next two weeks. According to the company, it had brought 22,500 tonnes of fertiliser in the […]

3,400 tonnes of urea fertiliser arrive from Bangladesh

3,400 tonnes of urea fertiliser arrive from Bangladesh

KATHMANDU, MARCH 10 The first consignment of urea fertiliser purchased by the government from the Bangladeshi government has arrived here. According to Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd (AICL), about 3,400 tonnes of urea fertiliser have arrived at the Birgunj and Biratnagar offices of AICL. However, the deadline to supply fertiliser for wheat and vegetables has already […]

Soaring fertiliser prices raise concern about possible shortages

Soaring fertiliser prices raise concern about possible shortages

With the global price of chemical fertiliser soaring to a seven-year high, Nepali farmers could be in line for a repeat of the 2020 fiasco when they suffered a severe shortage of the vital plant nutrients at the height of the paddy growing season. During the last monsoon, the heavens opened up and Nepal received […]

MoALD seeks details of fertiliser needs from local bodies

MoALD seeks details of fertiliser needs from local bodies

KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 15 The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) is preparing to coordinate with the local governments to import fertilisers for the next fiscal year. Aiming to end the recurrent issue of lack of fertilisers, MoALD has come up with this concept of coordinating with the local governments to better ensure timely and […]