International Day For Biological Diversity: From the distant coastline

The concepts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), blue economy or global biodiversity targets have gained traction in Bangladesh, so much so that it would not be unfair to say that the terms and phrases are often overly used. However, what is lacking is a coherent understanding of achieving these goals or creating a process […]

International Mother Earth Day today

International Mother Earth Day today

International Mother Earth Day will be observed in Bangladesh and other countries today, with many people, wildlife and plant species facing threats to existence due to climate change and manmade disasters. One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, as victims of climate change and other manmade disasters to […]

Kolkata: BSF seize gold biscuits smuggled across International Border from Bangladesh to India

Kolkata: BSF seize gold biscuits smuggled across International Border from Bangladesh to India

Kolkata: BSF seize gold biscuits smuggled across International Border from Bangladesh to India &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspANI Gold biscuits being smuggled across the International Border (IB) have been reportedly seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday. The gold biscuits were being smuggled from Bangladesh to India in Nadia’s Tehatta. The price of the […]

International Forest Day: Annual deforestation rate in Bangladesh almost double the global average, TIB report says

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the annual deforestation rate in Bangladesh is almost double the global average, 2.6 percent, the TIB said in a statement. Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) called for ensuring transparency, accountability and effective supervision in forest conservation and management. The organisation made the call on the occasion of […]

International Trade Puts Indian Farmers and Food Security at Risk | NewsClick

International Trade Puts Indian Farmers and Food Security at Risk | NewsClick

Movements and struggles to protect small and medium farmers from the onslaught of big business are going on in many countries. These struggles have uncovered a hidden enemy of farmers everywhere—it is the rules that underpin international trade agreements. Their clauses favour big business interests at the cost of farmers. The problems exist on two […]

International Women’s Day observed

International Women’s Day observed

Gono Bishwabidyalay, Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Gonoshasthaya Samaj Vittik Medical College and Gonosasthyo Pharmaceuticals Limited hold a rally at the university at Savar in Dhaka on Monday marking International Women’ Day. — Press release International Women’s Day was celebrated in the country as elsewhere in the world with government and non-government institutions and organisations calling for an […]

International Women’s Day: Women to take centre stage at farmers’ protest sites

Women farmers sitting at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest (ANI Photo )

New Delhi: From managing the stage, food and security to sharing tales of their struggles, and significance of taking part in the farmers’ agitation, thousands of women farmers, students and activists will take over key roles at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur protest sites at Delhi’s borders on International Women’s Day on Monday. Noting that […]

Challenges And Opportunities For Indian Agriculture In International Context

Challenges And Opportunities For Indian Agriculture In International Context

In a pandemic-stricken world, time-bound eradication of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 in an environmentally sustainable manner is an international priority and commitment under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. India has offered to use its over-flowing granaries to tackle extreme hunger, but India can do much more and be an agricultural power too. But […]

What way forward for Indian farming? – Slow Food International

What way forward for Indian farming? - Slow Food International

The protests provoked by the 2020 Indian agriculture acts, initiated—but not yet implemented—by the government in September of last year, are far from over. The general strike in November 2020, which involved 250 million people, was probably the largest single protest in human history. While the world media continues in search of the latest breaking […]