FAO lauds Hasina’s leadership in attaining food security in Bangladesh

FAO lauds Hasina's leadership in attaining food security in Bangladesh

Qu Dongyu, director-general of FAO shared his deep appreciation during a ceremony marking the presentation of Letter of Credence by Md Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh ambassador to Italy Collected/ UNB Ambassador Ahsan appreciated FAO for their active support to develop the agriculture sector transformation plan in Bangladesh Qu Dongyu, director-general (DG) of the Food and Agriculture […]

Could Floating Gardens Protect Flood-Prone Communities in Bangladesh?

Could Floating Gardens Protect Flood-Prone Communities in Bangladesh?

In flood-prone regions of Bangladesh, farmers and their families utilize a centuries-old tradition to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. Floating gardens — known as dhap, or locally as baira — have been used in south-central Bangladesh for 300-400 years, BBC reported. Farmers build their own floating gardens out of plants, and like rafts, the […]

Developing profitable rice production for food security

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Despite achievements in the nutrition sector, the country is still facing many forms of malnutrition Can producing a variety of rice ensure food security for Bangladesh? Diving into the issue, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) presented their research with their new upcoming rice varieties at the Gobeshona Global Conference under the theme ofFood Security […]

Challenges And Opportunities For Indian Agriculture In International Context

Challenges And Opportunities For Indian Agriculture In International Context

In a pandemic-stricken world, time-bound eradication of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 in an environmentally sustainable manner is an international priority and commitment under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. India has offered to use its over-flowing granaries to tackle extreme hunger, but India can do much more and be an agricultural power too. But […]

ED: Farming meets tech

ED: Farming meets tech

Mechanization will take bold leaps forward in these next years There can be no doubt about it: Agriculture is the bedrock of our economy. In the 50 years since our independence, as prominent economists pointed out at a dialogue organized by Power and Participation Research Centre, the rural economy and the agricultural sector were the […]

Could data solve our food shortages?

Could data solve our food shortages?

When most agriculture in the world is rural, getting crucial geoscience information to farmers is a technical challenge that a few organizations are just starting to figure out. Food security is defined as all people, at all times, having physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for an active and healthy […]

Feeding the world while saving the planet a difficult balancing act

File photo: A woman looks at frozen food products in a supermarket in Beijing on August 13, 2020 Reuters A sharp increase in food prices in 2007 triggered a global rush for land to increase food security Converting large areas of land for farming to boost food supplies increases planet-heating emissions and places a greater […]

Climate-smart wheat initiative rekindles hope

Climate-smart wheat initiative rekindles hope

Bangladesh has seen an alarming drop in its wheat production in the last 20 years, and has to import around six million tons per year to meet the nationwide demand, which makes it one of the top five wheat-importing nations in the world Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Warmer winter, shrinking acreage result in Bangladesh’s decreasing […]

Higher-magnitude flood frequency increases in Bangladesh

Higher-magnitude flood frequency increases in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has experienced several extreme flood events over the past few years, which submerged homesteads and croplands and left hundreds of thousands of people marooned. This photo is of a village in Madaripur district during monsoon this year Dhaka Tribune Scientists call for actions to save future crop losses as floods these days are submerging […]