Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

A drought without incessant rains or severe storms has been a positive for four mango-producing districts in Bangladesh’ Rajshahi division, but the region’s farmers are yet to see good fortune.  Mango trees on 83,673 hectares of land in Natore, Naogaon, Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj are expected to yield 852,000 tons of mangoes this year. According to […]

ED: A budget that’s good for business

ED: A budget that’s good for business

A pro-growth and pro-business budget is the right approach, not just for immediate economic recovery, but also for the long-term health of our economy Despite the less-than-perfect budget that was placed for the upcoming fiscal year, the budget’s pro-growth and pro-business nature is one that deserves plaudits, and will prove to be a tremendous a […]

Nothing looks good preparing for summer wildfire season

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush. The firefighters weren t there to extinguish the fire. They had started it. The prescribed burn, ignited this month near the scenic mountain town of Bend, is […]

Lime cultivation brings good fortune to Sylhet farmers

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Eating lime or drinking its juice may improve immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, prevent kidney stones, aid iron absorption and promote healthy skin Dhaka Tribune The traditional variety of lime locally known as ‘Kagoji Lebu’ is very juicy and has a  good yield, says a local farmer Several farmers in Sonatanpunji village on the […]

Farmers in Faridpur relying on Fatema’s dhan for good yield

Farmers in Faridpur relying on Fatema's dhan for good yield

Cultivation of the rice variety ‘Fatema’ has started in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur through a young man named Riazul Islam. While talking to the UNB correspondent, he said that he hoped to achieve bumper yield after cultivating this special  variety of paddy on 75 percent of his land. While visiting the site, it was observed […]

Sustainability Markets, Part 5: Good Business Practices for Farmers Participating in Agriculture Ecosystem Credit Markets

Sustainability Markets, Part 5: Good Business Practices for Farmers Participating in Agriculture Ecosystem Credit Markets

AFBF’s Market Intel is publishing a five-part series to highlight the opportunities, challenges, policy levers and overall operation of agriculture ecosystem credit markets. This Market Intel article, the last in the series, looks at the development of good business practices for agriculture ecosystem credit markets and assesses the markets’ long-term impacts. This Market Intel article […]

At 50, Bangladesh Lifts Millions From Poverty – The Good Men Project

At 50, Bangladesh Lifts Millions From Poverty - The Good Men Project

As Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence March 26, the country is enjoying rapid economic development and improved living standards for its people. April 16, 2021 by Share America Leave a Comment   By ShareAmerica   Bangladesh has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty in the last 15 years and cut poverty […]

‘Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad’  – Kashmir Observer

‘Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad’  - Kashmir Observer

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1Shares By R. Raj Rao TWO expressions, both containing the word ‘stone’, come to mind. The first is the Biblical phrase “casting the first stone”. In John 8:7, Jesus Christ says: “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.” Then, there is the idiomatic phrase those […]

Survey: U.S. farmers feeling pretty good about 2021, all things considered

Agriculture barometer shows lift in U.S. farmer sentiment heading into 2021

“All farmers are optimists” is the truism attributed to humorist Will Rogers. But Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the global exchange operator CME Group have it on somewhat better authority—namely, the monthly Ag Economy Barometer, calculated from a telephone survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers on their short- and long-term farm industry outlooks. […]