DAE confirms record 23 maunds Aus paddy output per bigha land

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Free BRRI hybrid-7 variety seeds had been distributed among the farmers in Bhola and the variety was cultivated on 198 hectares of land At least 23 maunds of paddy has been produced in one bigha of land which is a record in country’s Aus production. The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) confirmed this after harvesting […]

Securing Land Rights for Female Farmers in India

Securing Land Rights for Female Farmers in India

Supporting female farmers to gain access to land and farming skills to play active and productive roles in the potato supply chains in West Bengal, India Northampton, MA –News Direct– Tetra Tech Tetra Tech’s Thais Bessa shares how an innovative partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and PepsiCo is supporting female farmers […]

OP-ED: A land of festivals

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Uncommon festivals across Bangladesh have their own stories to tell Bangladesh is a traditionally and culturally rich country. Uncountable festivals are celebrated throughout the country every year. Among them, some are not only famous locally but globally as well, like International Mother Language Day. However, there are still some festivals which are not as well-known. […]

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California’s power supply. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted for more than half […]

14 per cent of agricultural land in foreign hands

14 per cent of agricultural land in foreign hands

FOREIGN investment makes up 13.8 per cent of Australian agricultural land and during 2019-20 the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approved 174 applications in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries, according to FIRB’s 2019-20 Annual Report. These applications totalled $8.3 billion worth of capital investment. These figures indicate that while the number of approvals has […]

Dry land farming helps farmersurvive drought conditions

Dry land farming helps farmersurvive drought conditions

Water scarcity is a thing of past for me now even during the peak summer, says K. Venkata Reddy Rain-fed agriculture has always been a gamble, given the erratic monsoon and it is more so in the drought-hit Prakasam district. Like his fellow farmers, K.Venkata Reddy was about to uproot the fruit-bearing trees in his […]

Master plan for Delhi dreams big but may bypass poor

People shop at a crowded wholesale vegetable market after authorities eased coronavirus restrictions, following a drop in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/FILE

The draft Delhi Master Plan 2041, open for public feedback until July 24, aims to cater for a population of about 29 million – up from 19 million now – with better public transport and mobility, wider housing options and more green space. But the draft ignores deeply-held concerns over fair land use, lacks affordable […]

A warming climate and intensifying land use increase mercury content in fish

A warming climate and intensifying land use increase mercury content in fish

The mercury concentration of pike and perch is higher in warmer and more productive lakes. Credit: University of Helsinki Recent studies show that, in the future, the mercury concentration of fish in Finnish Lapland can shift closer to the level found in lakes located below the Arctic Circle. According to researchers, mercury content should be […]

2,468 acres of forest land recovered in past 8 months: Bangladesh Forest Department

The Bangladesh Forest Department has recovered 2,468 acres of forest land from grabbers in the last eight months. Officials of the forest department shared this information at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest and climate change affairs ministry at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]