From beef to chocolate, illegal deforestation found behind many everyday foods

Illegal logging was behind the loss of 4.5 million hectares of forest Nearly 70% of tropical forests cleared for cattle ranching and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, a study showed on Tuesday, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change. Illegal logging was […]

Small farmers produce the bulk of foods

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The small, marginal and landless farmers together account for around 70 to 80 per cent of the country’s food production, said agricultural analysts. Of them, small farmers who own between 1 to 2.5 acres of land operate around 40 per cent of the total farmland and contribute 50 per cent to the food production, said […]

ACC gets new chairman

ACC gets new chairman

ACC gets new chairman 04 March 2021 Staff Reporter :The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has got new Chairman and Commissioner as the government has appointed Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, former Senior Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry, as the next Chairman and former Bangladesh. Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s (BTRC) Chairman Md Jahurul Haque as the Commissioner of the anti-graft […]

Food quality and safety still remains a distant cry

Food quality and safety still remains a distant cry 02 March 2021 BANGLADESH got one notch down in the Global Food Security Index of 2020. Overall it ranked 84th out of 113 countries of the world on the scale of affordability, availability, quality, safety, natural resources and resilience. Among the indices, Bangladesh scored lowest in […]

Extensive research on crops, fishes emphasised for self-reliance on foods

Smallholders need intensive care

Experts at a webinar on Wednesday put an emphasis on development of varied crops, fish and cattle through extensive research to boost production aiming to make the country self-sufficient in food production. They also suggested developing a farmer-friendly marketing chain which is obligatory for agricultural development. The webinar styled “Agriculture in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects,” […]