Raising hilsha production

Published: June 21, 2021 22:19:31 The return of hilsha from the species’ precarious existence is a highly successful story of science-based conservation. Right now the ongoing 65 days’ ban on fishing in the sea is part of the conservation programme. A similar fishing ban is enforced in the country’s rivers where hilsha fish come for […]

‘Yuan revolutionised rice production in world’

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE REPORT | Published: June 17, 2021 10:27:21 Chinese rice scientist Yuan Longping greatly contributed to reducing hunger from China as well as from many parts of the world through inventing modern hybrid rice seeds, speakers at a webinar on Wednesday said. Agronomist Prof Yuan Longping, known as the father of the hybrid rice seed, […]

Farmers eyeing bumper Haribhanga mango production

Farmers eyeing bumper Haribhanga mango production

Hundreds of farmers have cultivated Haribhanga mango on 2,500 hectares of land in all five districts of the region, including on 1,865 hectares of land in Rangpur alone Dhaka Tribune Harvest of Haribhanga mango will begin from the third week of June to continue till July Farmers are expecting a bumper production of Haribhanga mango, […]

Meat producer ransomware attack disrupts global production

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) A ransomware attack on the world s largest meat processing company is disrupting production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. JBS SA of Brazil notified the U.S. of a ransom demand from a criminal organization likely based in Russia, White House principal deputy […]

Croplands declining as farmers digging ponds for fish production in Natore

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Cropland is decreasing at an alarming rate in Natore as farmers have been digging pond on their agricultural land for fish farming to earn more profit. Agricultural land in the district has reduced by about 8,437 hectares in the last eight years, said Subrata Kumar Sarker, deputy director of Natore Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). […]

Static Boro rice production may pose food security risk for Bangladesh

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

YASIR WARDAD | Published: May 11, 2021 09:16:41 | Updated: May 11, 2021 14:34:42 Boro production has remained almost static for the past three consecutive seasons, raising concern over the future food security of Bangladesh. Experts opined that monopoly cultivation of some selected varieties has been making rice production vulnerable during Boro season as temperature […]

Boro harvesting in full swing amid bumper production in Rajshahi


Farmers are harvesting Boro paddy at a field in Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi Dhaka Tribune According to Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources, 52 percent paddy has been already harvested in the region Harvesting of Boro rice has started in full swing everywhere in Rajshahi region including its vast barind tract with a positive sign […]

Low-cost, cleaner production processes paying off

Bangladesh’s textile and garment factories have significantly cut water and energy consumption by adopting low-cost and cleaner production processes and installing new technologies under a programme initiated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Some 338 washing, dyeing, spinning, weaving, and garment factories are saving 28.7 billion litres of water a year by adopting the solutions […]

Boro harvesting in full swing amid bumper production in Moulvibazar haors


Combined harvester and reaper machineswere used to speed up the workat some paddy fields in Moulvibazar Dhaka Tribune Tea workers were kept at the ready to avoid any labour crisis during the Boro harvest season, said an official at the DAE Timely rains and minimal pest attacks have resulted in the bumper yields of Boro […]

After heatwave comes heat-tolerant rice

After heatwave comes heat-tolerant rice

Heat-tolerant rice developed by the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute is under trial at its Habiganj research station BRRI Trials underway both at farmers’ fields and regional research stations; Brri trying to expedite the official release of promising new rice variety This season’s crop loss owing to heat stress comes as a stark reminder of what […]