Honey farming a new hope for small entrepreneurs

Work on to cultivate crops twice or thrice a year in saline prone areas: Razzaque

Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:00 AM A beekeeper in Adampur village of Moulvibazar’s Kamalganj upazila is seen tending to a brood box. Photo: Mintu Deshwara “> A beekeeper in Adampur village of Moulvibazar’s Kamalganj upazila is seen tending to a brood box. Photo: Mintu Deshwara Honey cultivation has proved to be a profitable venture for […]

76th UNGA session starts, president calls on member states to embrace hope

76th UNGA session starts, president calls on member states to embrace hope

Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), addresses the 1st plenary and opening meeting of the 76th UNGA session at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 14, 2021 Collected Listing five rays of hope that will shape the 76th session’s agenda, the UNGA president said vaccinating the […]

Poor yield in Bengal, hilsa hope on import from Bangladesh

Fish traders in the city are keenly waiting for clearance from Bangladesh’s ministry of commerce to receive their supply of ilish ahead of Puja. The domestic yield has been very poor this year and the stock of the Myanmar variety of the fish is almost over. Last September, the Bangladesh government had allowed fish traders […]

Lake Tahoe evacuees hope to return home as wildfire slows

Lake Tahoe evacuees hope to return home as wildfire slows

Firefighters are making progress on a California wildfire threatening South Lake Tahoe, officials said Saturday, lifting hopes for tens of thousands of residents who are waiting this weekend to return to the resort town. Lighter winds and higher humidity continue to reduce the spread of flames, and fire crews were quick to take advantage by […]

Bangladesh offers hope as corn exports to South-East Asia slow down

Bangladesh offers hope as corn exports to South-East Asia slow down

With corn (maize) prices rising in the domestic market due to demand from the poultry and starch sectors, its exports have slowed down, particularly to South-East Asia. Factors such as spread of Delta variant of Coronavirus in countries such as Vietnam and Thailand and high freight charges have affected its shipments. However, exporters are now […]

Hope revives in Jaldhaka, Dimla

Hope revives in Jaldhaka, Dimla

Restoration of Buri Teesta Irrigation Scheme Our Correspondent, Nilphamari Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:00 AM A recent view of the 91-meter-long Buri Teesta barrage and a section of the 1,200-acre water reservoir, which are integral parts of the newly revived irrigation scheme on the Buri Teesta river. The scheme will initially facilitate irrigation facilities for […]

ADB, New Hope sign deal to support livestock farmers in South, Southeast Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and New Hope Singapore Private Limited (NHS) have signed a $20 million loan agreement to help poultry, aquaculture, and other livestock farmers in eight countries across South and Southeast Asia including Bangladesh to continue their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Shortages of agricultural inputs such as animal feed will have […]

ADB, New Hope sign $20-million deal to finance agriculture projects – BusinessWorld

ADB, New Hope sign $20-million deal to finance agriculture projects - BusinessWorld

BW FILE PHOTO THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) and New Hope Singapore Private Ltd. (NHS) signed a $20-million loan agreement that will extend financing assistance to farmers in South and Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. In a statement Tuesday, the bank said will provide additional working capital and fund the operating expenses of NHS projects […]

Cattle farming a new hope for haor people

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A number of seasonal cattle farms have sprung up at villages found in Sylhet’s haor areas thanks to the availability of naturally-grown grass in the region, providing a much-needed alternative to paddy cultivation. “Since the land in haor areas is only suitable for growing paddy, I had previously relied on boro farming,” said Masum Mia, […]