Jute farming on the wane as farmers stares at uncertain future

Jhapa jute farmers stare at an uncertain future as crop productivity falls

Famer Grahan Lal Gangai of Gauriganj rural municipality in eastern Nepal does not regret that he is gradually quitting jute farming despite huge demand for the golden fibre. A few years ago, he used to cultivate jute on 20 bighas of land and produced around 2,400 kg of raw jute which he used to export […]

Back to the future

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How agriculture could reshape the Bangladesh economy Once upon a time, the most sought after cotton fabric in the world came from Bangladesh. A gossamer fabric so fine, they say that an entire sari could fit into a matchbox. Then people and machines from other places arrived. Art was replaced by industry; craft by mass […]

Dark future? Climate change fuels higher heat, flood threats for children

Dark future? Climate change fuels higher heat, flood threats for children

Children will, on average, suffer seven times more heatwaves and nearly three times more droughts, floods and crop failures due to fast-accelerating climate change, found a report from aid agency Save the Children. Those in low- and middle-income countries will bear the brunt, with Afghan children likely to endure up to 18 times as many […]

Farm Aid 2021 Offers Vision For Future Of Food

Farm Aid 2021 (PRNewsfoto/Farm Aid)

Return to Live Festival Unites Farmers, Artists and Advocates Working to Build a More Diverse, Sustainable Food System HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Farm Aid 2021 marked the organization’s return to a live festival today, highlighting farmers who have withstood economic, operational and policy challenges and stand determined to create a better farm […]

Farmer’s future

Farmer’s future

An average so-called agricultural household earned a total monthly income of Rs 10,218 during 2018-19 (July-June), of which net receipts from crop production (Rs 3,798) and farming of animals (Rs 1,582) together contributed hardly 53 per cent. The single-largest income source was actually wages/salary, at Rs 4,063. The average farmer, in other words, was more […]

Future in fisheries

Future in fisheries

— Practical Action BANGLADESH just observed the National Fisheries Week 2021 in August 28–September 3 with the them of ‘Culture more fish, reduce unemployment’. The achievements and significant constraints in fisheries and aquaculture production of Bangladesh demand a brief discourse.   Fish production GLOBALLY, Bangladesh ranks in the third position in open-water fish production, in […]

OP-ED Future in Fisheries

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The achievements and significant constraints in fisheries and aquaculture production of Bangladesh demand a brief discourse Bangladesh has been observing ‘National Fisheries Week 2021’ from August 28, which is set to conclude on September 3.  The theme of this year’s National Fisheries Week is “Culture more fish, reduce unemployment.”  On the proceeding of National Fisheries […]

ACI shaping future of agriculture using digital support, solutions

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Farmers can seek help from ACI Crop Care’s Facebook page ACI Crop Care, a strategic business unit under ACI Formulations Limited, has been providing solutions to farmers’ pest related problems since its inception in 1996.  They have been offering similar solutions to the farmers on their digital platforms as well.  In countries like Bangladesh, the […]

Shaping the future of agriculture using digital support & solutions

Shaping the future of agriculture using digital support & solutions

The world has changed a lot since the first user got registered for Facebook. Today there is hardly any area that has not witnessed change after the surge of social media. Agriculture is no different to this scenario. In developed countries, digital solutions and social media are playing crucial role in different agricultural extension and […]