How Bangladesh’s Flood-Prone North Is Using Corn to Lift Itself Out of Poverty

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By Mosabber Hossain LALMONIRHAT DISTRICT, Bangladesh, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, still remember when a river burst its banks in the early 1990s and engulfed their homes, leaving the land too sandy to grow traditional rice and tobacco crops. Back then, they desperately struggled to feed […]

Corn crop feeds prosperity in Bangladesh’s flood-prone north

Corn crop feeds prosperity in Bangladesh's flood-prone north

Farmers who can no longer grow rice and tobacco in the sandy soil after flood waters recede are turning to corn, which needs less water and brings in more money * Melting mountain ice leads to more severe, frequent flooding * Farmers have produced a record 1 million tonnes of maize this fiscal year * […]

FEATURE-Corn crop feeds prosperity in Bangladesh’s flood-prone north

* Melting mountain ice leads to more severe, frequent flooding * Farmers have produced a record 1 million tonnes of maize this fiscal year * State backs corn farming to replace thirstier crops, meet demand By Mosabber Hossain LALMONIRHAT DISTRICT, Bangladesh, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, […]

Record-breaking dry conditions biting North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula farmers

Record-breaking dry conditions biting North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula farmers

Some Canterbury farmers are being forced to get rid of stock at a significant financial cost as record dry conditions look likely to continue. Niwa meteorologist Ben Knowles said the predominantly dry-land farming district had received only 31 per cent of its average rainfall since January and soil moisture levels were in severe deficits across […]

PM praises yet another UP farmer in Mann ki Baat; After Strawberry, its Chia seeds

PM praises yet another UP farmer in Mann ki Baat; After Strawberry, its Chia seeds

Lucknow, Feb 28 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spared no efforts to enable the farmers to double their income through diversification of agriculture and extending all facilities to them in their endeavour to bring qualitative improvement in the agri-farming. His efforts received a shot in the arm as a progressive farmer of Uttar […]