Young farmer wows all with Middle Eastern date cultivation

Young farmer wows all with Middle Eastern date cultivation

In 2017, Rubel brought 1.5 bighas of land under date palm cultivation with 830 saplings UNB After 18 months, date flowers started blooming and I felt like winning a war, said Rubel Obaidul Islam Rubel, in his mid-30s, did not achieve his success in Saudi date farming overnight. He had to work hard towards his […]

Resumption of Russian market holds key to buoying potato price

Resumption of Russian market holds key to buoying potato price

File Photo: Farmers are seen carrying potatoes to sell them at the local market Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh currently exports hardly 3% of its exportable potatoes, losing key export market seven years ago due to quality compromise By most conservative estimates, Bangladesh had an exportable surplus of over two million tons of potatoes in the last […]

Blockchain technology fosters trust in Bangladesh Aquaculture Activity

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The goal of the project is to foster sustained, positive aquaculture sector growth through an inclusive market systems approach. WorldFish, in partnership with Chennai-based company, ByteAlly Software, has implemented a blockchain traceability system for a new fast-growing variety of carp aquaculture among select participants in Jessore, Bangladesh.  The purpose is to create a traceable environment, […]

Pineapple demand skyrockets amid bumper yield in Tangail

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The two biggest wholesale markets in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila —Jalchhatra and Garo Bazar—abuzz with buyers and sellers from different parts of the country at this time of the year Dhaka Tribune Pineapple growers are delighted to be earning a good profit this season Tangail’s Madhupur upazila is famous for producing sweet and juicy pineapples that […]

Bangladesh aims at doubling rice productivity by 2050

Bangladesh aims at doubling rice productivity by 2050

As high as 78% of Bangladesh’s total arable land is occupied by rice cultivation as of 2021 Collected The government aims to increase rice yield to 47 million tons by 2030 and 54 million tons by 2040 Bangladesh aims at doubling its rice productivity by the year 2050 and has just chalked out a detailed […]

Scientists make breakthrough in blast-, blight-resistant rice

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Once BRRI completes the variety, it will give farmers respite from crop losses caused by disease In a feat of perseverance, rice scientists in Bangladesh have achieved a rare success in developing a rice variety that effectively withstands both blast and bacterial blight. Of the 10 major diseases that Bangladeshi rice varieties are most susceptible […]

Govt banks on cheaper imports to tame high rice price

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Despite having over 1.7 million tons of rice and wheat stored away, many are wondering why the government is needing wholesale imports under both the public and private sectors.  The market continues to behave erratically despite plentiful rice output in the last Boro season, and high prices of the staple – particularly for coarse varieties […]

Jute sector buoyant on good prices, high exports

Jute sector buoyant on good prices, high exports

Farmers working with jute in Munshiganj on Monday, August 23, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Higher export earnings despite drop in production in FY20-21 Farmers hold high hopes for jute this financial year as a result of buoyant prices in the domestic market and a surge in export growth for the cash crop amidst the protracted […]

FAO: Bangladeshi youths coming up with game-changing solutions

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Young entrepreneurs and professionals emphasize the youths’ role in transforming the systems Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Representative in Bangladesh Robert Simpson has said that Bangladeshi youths, despite many challenges, are coming up with innovative game-changing solutions that can leverage transformation in the agriculture and food sector. He highlighted the achievements of youth in the […]

Panchagarh groundnut farmers happy over bumper yield

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About 11,795 hectares of land have been brought under groundnut cultivation in five upazilas of Panchagarh Dhaka Tribune DAE has given quality seeds and fertilizers to the farmers free of cost Farmers of Panchagarh district are happy over bumper groundnut yield and fair price of their production this year. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office […]