Heavy rain disrupts coastal life in Khulna


A large pothole has appeared on the Koyra-18-mile main road due to heavy rain on Thursday, July 29, 2021Dhaka Tribune Ten houses have collapsed and disappeared in Kopotakkho River due to heavy rain Many low lying areas of Khulna’s Koyra and Paikgachha upazilas are now inundated due to incessant rain for the past two days. […]

UAE asserts strong climate action equals strong economic growth at UK talks

UAE asserts strong climate action equals strong economic growth at UK talks

ABU DHABI — Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE’s special envoy for climate change and minister of industry and advanced technology, met his counterparts in London for high-level talks ahead of November’s COP26 climate change summit in the UK. During the ministerial gathering, which included ministers from 40 countries, and in meetings with UK […]

I’m a Black farmer. I’ve been waiting for justice my whole life | Opinion

Soul Fire Farm

I’ve been farming in North Carolina for over 40 years. Despite decades of hard work and strong support from fellow farmers and loyal customers, my business has often struggled to make ends meet while neighboring farms turn profits. Why is my experience different? I’m a Black farmer in an industry with a deep history of […]

Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

The Father of Hybrid Rice, who passed away on May 22 this year, left behind a massive legacy of innovation to combat global food crisis The world knows him as the Father of Hybrid Rice. His invention revolutionized the global hunger landscape in an era when an agricultural “green revolution” came as a rescue to […]

A life marked by displacement

In many ways, Jamuna Mondal’s life has been shaped by river erosion and climate change. When the 75-year-old married Sridhar Mondal at a tender age around sixty years ago, she became part of a well-to-do family. After half-a-century of upheavals, she now finds herself and her 10-member family towing the lines of destitution. For all […]

Giving Chakirpashar river a new life to benefit agriculture, biodiversity

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Occupied by illegal occupants, the river Chakirpashar in Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram became almost non-existent. After a three-year-long movement of the Chakirpashar River Protection Committee, re-excavation work has started by reclaiming lands of the Chakirpashar River from the grabbers. The agriculture and environment of the region will benefit due to the revival of the river. […]

Awards finalist living her best life

Awards finalist living her best life

Maniototo vet and farmer Becks Smith was a finalist for the recent Zanda McDonald Award for young professionals in the agricultural sector. She talks to rural editor Sally Rae about her passion for the industry. Becks Smith genuinely has the best of both worlds. A finalist for the recent Zanda McDonald Award, Mrs Smith works […]