Durga Puja gift from Bangladesh: Padma hilsa to hit city markets by Thursday

Durga Puja gift from Bangladesh: Padma hilsa to hit city markets by Thursday

Dry days for hilsa-loving Bengalis in the state are all set end within couple of days. The most coveted silver fish of the Padma will be available in markets across the state from Thursday. Bangladesh government has finally approved 52 agencies in the country to export more than 2000 metric tonnes (MT) hilsa to India […]

Over 139mn people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Over 139mn people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new global analysis.  The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, on the […]

Over 139m people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19 

Published: September 17, 2021 18:42:16 Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, say a new global analysis. The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red […]

Harvest Season Is Here; Slowing Moving Equipment Hit Indiana Roads

Harvest Season Is Here; Slowing Moving Equipment Hit Indiana Roads

Indiana State Department of Agriculture is offering tips to motorists who encounter slowing moving equipment. Shutterstock photo. (INDIANAPOLIS) – Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but we want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. […]

What is ‘peak acreage’ and has Australia hit it?

A red header machine harvesting a paddock of golden barley, with low lying hills in the background

A new report from ANZ has predicted Australian agriculture may have reached ‘peak acreage’ in terms of land that can be used to grow crops. Key points: A new report predicts Australia may already be farming all the suitable land that can grow crops. Despite this production is set to continue increasing as farmers improve […]

South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

The South African Competition Commission has released its latest Essential Food report, and the findings are a warning bell on the conditions that smallholder farmers and poorer consumers are facing. Focusing on tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis on food markets, the report highlighted a ‘clear drop’ in farmer numbers […]

Ida forecast to hit US as ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 hurricane

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A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Ida after forming in the Caribbean, about 75 miles north-northwest of Grand Cayman, August 27, 2021 Reuters Scientists have warned of a rise in the number of powerful cyclones as the ocean surface warms due to climate change People were evacuating high-risk areas and lining up to buy supplies […]

Dhaka stocks hit new high

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The broader index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange touched a new high of 6,900 points yesterday on the back of elevated trading activity as investors’ positive sentiment outweighs worries stemming from the ongoing economic slowdown.  The DSEX hit the 6,900-point mark at around 1:07 pm and went on to rise to 6,904 points before falling […]

Salt and pollution hit fish breeding grounds on Halda River | The Third Pole

A sluice gate at the mouth of a canal connected to the Halda River

Sixty-year-old Sunil Das has spent his entire life on the Halda, a river in southeast Bangladesh known as a key breeding place for carp. Until 2010, Das and around 2,000 others worked as fishers along the 98-kilometre-long river. After overfishing forced the government to declare the river a permanent sanctuary in 2020, the fishers were […]