Thakurgaon farmers enjoy high jute price this season

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The newly harvested jute fibre was being sold at rates between Tk2,600-3,000 per maund depending on the varieties and quality of the fibre Jute trade at local haat bazaars of Thakurgaon district is going on in full swing and this season farmers have expressed satisfaction over the high market price of the golden fibre.  On […]

Hope high on vannamei for shrimp export boom

The government likes to go for further trial of vannamei shrimp culture to understand its prospect in Bangladesh before permitting commercial production while exporters look eager to tap a prospective export boom. They say Bangladesh’ black-tiger species of shrimp has lost competiveness in key western markets like the United States and the European Union. Meanwhile, […]

ADB sees high inflation in Pakistan | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday projected that inflation in Pakistan would remain the highest in the region at 7.5% and the economy would grow by 4% – the fifth lowest rate among seven South Asian nations, puncturing the government’s claim of lowest prices in the country. The Asian Development Outlook Update (ADOU) […]

High dignitaries observe efforts to curb Covid transmissions in Dhaka slums

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Volunteers and trained community health workers are helping identify symptomatic Covid-19 cases and support them and their families with home-based case management A number of organizations together are working to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in low-income slums throughout Bangladesh with an innovative approach.  The program is called the Community Support Team (CST) and it […]

High Court orders government to define Nijhum Dwip forest

As the land has not been defined yet, squatters are illegally building structures in the area The High Court has asked the government to clearly define within six months the border of the reserved forest of Nijhum Dwip in Noakhali district. A division bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain […]

Syedpur’s dried puti fish sees high demand in India

Bismillah Market, the most notable wholesaler in Syedpur, exports around 100 trucks of dried puti fish to India every year 05 September, 2021, 10:10 am Last modified: 05 September, 2021, 03:04 pm Thirteen wholesale shops and more than 50 stores along the Rangpur-Nilphamari-highway are involved with dried fish business which directly employ over 500 workers. […]

Nigeria gunmen abduct 73 students from northwest high school

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Kidnapping for ransom by armed gangs has become a grim trend in northwest and central Nigeria, with around 1,000 students snatched this year Nigerian gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped 73 students after storming a high school in the northwest of the country in the latest in a series of mass abductions targeting pupils. Kidnapping for ransom […]

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as some residents in neighboring Nevada were ordered to evacuate. The city of South Lake Tahoe, usually bustling with summer tourists, was eerily empty and the air thick and […]

Farmers Eye High Weed, Pest Pressure as Crops Near the Finish Line

Farmers Eye High Weed, Pest Pressure as Crops Near the Finish Line

Farmers are hoping to catch a lucky shower or two elsewhere, such as southeast Michigan, which has seen little rain since July, as well as Ohio and Missouri, which are drying out just as high-yielding crops try to cross the finish line. Farmers in Maryland, Indiana and Texas reported adequate moisture levels, with one farmer […]

FAO: Global Food Security Threatened by High Use of Antimicrobial Drugs

FAO: Global Food Security Threatened by High Use of Antimicrobial Drugs

Gilbert EkugbeThe Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has admonished global leaders on the need to urgently reduce significantly, the use of antimicrobial drugs in global food systems. According to a report published on FAO’s website, without immediate and drastic action to significantly reduce levels of antimicrobial use in food systems, the world is rapidly heading […]