Golden fibre no longer holds glitter for Khulna jute farmers

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Farmers say cultivating jute is backbreaking work as the crop takes 8 to 10 months to mature  A major cash crop for over three million small farm households in Bangladesh, jute is no longer considered a “golden fibre” in Khulna. Unfavourable weather, low production and lack of government support have forced many farmers in the […]

Salinity no longer a barrier for sunflower farming

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Sunflowers bloom in saline soil conditions at Pankhali village in Dacope upazila of Khulna Dhaka Tribune As sunflower is salinity-tolerant crop, there is huge potential for sunflower cultivation in coastal regions Sunflower cultivation has achieved success in the saline fallow lands of the coastal area of Khulna. According to the Khulna District Agricultural Extension Department […]

Sunflower cultivation in Khulna: Salinity no longer a barrier

Sunflower cultivation in Khulna: Salinity no longer a barrier

Salinization of soil is a serious problem in the coastal areas of Bangladesh as it has adverse effects on crop production. Despite the challenge, farmers in Khulna’s coastal areas have shown success in cultivating sunflower in fallow saline land. New possibilities have been created to meet the demand for high quality sunflower oil.  Farmers are […]

Dhaka no longer world’s most polluted city

Dhaka no longer world's most polluted city

Here’s some good news. Dhaka is no longer the world’s most polluted city. That’s Lahore now. On Wednesday, Dhaka occupied the seventh position in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. It’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 178 around 10 am, which is considered ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’. The city of […]

Dhaka no longer world’s most polluted city, but air quality still ‘poor’

Dhaka no longer world's most polluted city, but air quality still 'poor'

Dhaka is no longer the world’s most polluted city, but that’s no good news for residents as it continues to dominate the list of world capitals with the worst air quality. On Thursday, the capital slipped to the fourth position in the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, with Kyrgyzstan’s […]

Life no longer milk for Khulna cattle farmers as Razor disease spreads

Razor is an infectious disease that affects cattle, causing decreased appetite and weight loss and thus reducing their ability to produce milk Already reeling under Covid-19 woes, the outbreak of the Razor disease has dealt a crippling blow to cattle farmers in Khulna. The disease is spreading rapidly among cattle and has significantly hit the […]

Why the farmers’ movement is no longer what the Modi govt thinks it is

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At the farmers protest in Singhu border | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ Ever heard of “moral economy of the peasant”? You must understand this awkward phrase if you wish to make sense of the farmers’ rebellion that has arrived at the doorsteps of the national capital. Policymakers […]