Solar irrigation system powers vegetable productivity in Cox’s Bazar – Bangladesh

Solar irrigation system powers vegetable productivity in Cox’s Bazar - Bangladesh

Mohammad Islam is growing more vegetables after FAO installed a solar-powered irrigation system. The father-of-three resides Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. He finds great satisfaction in growing nutritious food, and he grows a variety of vegetables and beans, including aubergines, beans, cabbages, varieties of gourd (bitter, bottle and sweet), radishes, red amaranth and tomatoes. “Water […]

Mechanisation of agriculture and farm productivity

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Wasi Ahmed | Published: May 04, 2021 21:57:54 No doubt, a silent revolution has taken place in the country’s agricultural cultivation, much to the surprise of many.  This has been aptly revealed by a statement of the USAID that says Bangladesh is one of the most mechanised countries in Asia when it comes to land […]

In charts: Comparing productivity in Bangladesh with the rest of South Asia

In charts: Comparing productivity in Bangladesh with the rest of South Asia

Over time and across countries, differences in living standards ultimately come down to the differences in productivity. Productivity growth in developing countries, in turn, reflect two processes: structural changes in the economy and adoption of new technologies and better practices from more advanced economies (the so-called “catch up” growth). Bangladesh has been experiencing both processes […]

OP-ED: Productivity and Bangladesh – 50 years after independence

OP-ED: Productivity and Bangladesh - 50 years after independence

The transformation is also visible in terms of output Over time and across countries, differences in living standards ultimately come down to the differences in productivity. Productivity growth in developing countries, in turn, reflect two processes:structural changes in the economy; and adoption of new technologies and better practices from more advanced economies (the so-called ‘catch […]

How ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will boost agricultural productivity: Experts discuss at WEF summit

How 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will boost agricultural productivity: Experts discuss at WEF summit

In a bid to boost agricultural productivity, several countries across the world are implementing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and digital solutions for smallholder farmers. Speaking at the Global Technology Governance Summit organised by the World Economic Forum, Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana principal secretary (Industries and Commerce), said the state was using 4IR technologies to double […]

Climate change has cost 7 years of ag productivity growth | Cornell Chronicle

Climate change has cost 7 years of ag productivity growth | Cornell Chronicle

Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a Cornell-led study shows that global farming productivity is 21% lower than it could have been without climate change. This is the equivalent of losing about seven years of farm productivity increases since the 1960s. The future potential impacts of climate change on global […]

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Irrigation-based Agricultural Productivity

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Irrigation-based Agricultural Productivity

Seamless transport connectivity between India and Bangladesh has the potential to increase national income by as much as 17 percent in Bangladesh and 8 percent in India, says a new World Bank report. Titled “Connecting to Thrive: Challenges and Opportunities of Transport Integration in Eastern South Asia,” the report analyzes the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles […]

World Bank helps Bangladesh improve irrigation based agricultural productivity

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The project will help increase the incomes of 170,000 poor people who are vulnerable to climate change The World Bank on Wednesday approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will rehabilitate and modernize public Flood […]

World Bank helps agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

World Bank helps agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

The World Bank today approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will rehabilitate and modernize public Flood Control, Drainage, and Irrigation (FCDI) infrastructures. This will help improve irrigation and drainage service over 115,000 hectares where […]

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Irrigation-based Agricultural Productivity – Bangladesh

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — The World Bank today approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will rehabilitate and modernize public Flood Control, Drainage, and Irrigation (FCDI) infrastructures. This will help improve irrigation and drainage […]