Low prices dampen spirits of mango farmers

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Mango farmers across the country, particularly in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj, have been left disappointed by the lower prices for the ‘King of Fruits’ despite having secured very good yields this season. Depending on varieties, mango prices are currently around Tk 1,100 to Tk 1,700 per maund (40 kilograms), down by Tk 600 to Tk 800 […]

Raise tobacco prices, taxes: Activists

Raise tobacco prices, taxes: Activists

Anti-tobacco activists on Sunday called upon the government to raise tobacco prices and taxes, saying that the proposed budget is an impediment towards achieving the goal of making Bangladesh a tobacco-free country. If the proposed budget is passed, it will make tobacco products even more affordable and increase their use among the youth and the […]

Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

Bangladesh: Mangoes in Rajshahi Belt give good yield, but growers complain about prices

A drought without incessant rains or severe storms has been a positive for four mango-producing districts in Bangladesh’ Rajshahi division, but the region’s farmers are yet to see good fortune.  Mango trees on 83,673 hectares of land in Natore, Naogaon, Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj are expected to yield 852,000 tons of mangoes this year. According to […]

Rising prices of fertilisers worry farmers in Aurangabad district

UP farmers export 30 tonnes of green chillies, tomatoes to B'desh, Nepal

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district have raised concern over the rising prices of fertilisers amid the grim COVID-19 situation and sought help from the government ahead of the upcoming sowing season. When contacted, state Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse told PTI that they have written to the central government to reduce […]

Experts for hiking prices of cigarette, tobacco products through specific taxation

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File photo of A rickshaw-puller smokes a cigarette on a Dhaka street on June 11, Thursday, 2020 Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune Speakers at a roundtable said their budget proposal would encourage 1.1 million adult smokers to quit, prevent premature deaths of 390,000 existing smokers and 400,000 youths To achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh, the prices of cigarettes […]

Hopes dampened by falling prices in Pirojpur

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The joy of reaping a good harvest this year did not last long for Boro farmers in Pirojpur after they stumbled on unexpectedly low prices at markets.    The harvesting of Boro began in the last week of April and likely to be over around the first week of May.   For all latest news, follow The […]

How farmers should manage fertilizer prices

How farmers should manage fertilizer prices

Farmers who forward contract grain but don’t do the same with fertilizers are not farmers – they’re speculators, says Josh Linville, senior risk manager in the fertility division at the StoneX Group. And in late 2020 and early 2021, that was a bad place to be.  “If you sell that corn, and inputs go sky […]

Commission demanded to ensure fair prices for crops

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

Speakers at a programme on Thursday said introducing crop insurance, creating database of farmers, simplifying the lending process and popularising mechanised agriculture are crucial for safeguarding marginal farmers. They also suggested that the government establish a ‘price commission’ to ensure fair prices for crops aimed at encouraging the farmers to use modern technologies and equipment […]