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 […]

Freshwater shrimp farming expanding in Rajshahi

Freshwater shrimp farming expanding in Rajshahi

The aim of the construction of the modern breeding hatchery was to make shrimp farming more popular by removing the existing spawn scarcity Dhaka Tribune Commercial shrimp farming is gaining popularity with the breakthrough of introducing larvae and post-larvae production in Rajshahi The state-owned breeding hatchery in Rajshahi has raised huge hopes for commercializing freshwater […]

Govt procures 64,394 tonnes of Boro rice in Rajshahi

Govt procures 64,394 tonnes of Boro rice in Rajshahi

The government has, so far, procured around 64,394.36 tonnes of Boro rice during the current season contributing a lot towards food security amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its ongoing rice procurement drive commenced since May 7 last, the government has bought the food grain from all eight districts in Rajshahi division […]

Bangladesh: Rajshahi mango exports to UK underway

Bangladesh: Rajshahi mango exports to UK underway

The export of mangoes to the UK from Rajshahi have started, with the first consignment of 3 tons of the fruit sent to Dhaka for packaging. A group of mango producers in the district’s Bagha county sent the mangoes to Dhaka in the afternoon for due procedures, said agriculture officer Shafiullah Sultan. The group contacted […]

Rajshahi mangoes being exported to UK

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Export of mangoes to the UK from Rajshahi started today with the first consignment of three tonnes of the sweet summer fruit sent to Dhaka for packaging. A group of mango producers in the district’s Bagha upazila sent the mangoes to Dhaka in the afternoon for due procedures, said Shafiullah Sultan, an agriculture officer of […]

Litchi trading goes on amid COVID-19 in Rajshahi

Trading and marketing of litchi has reached peak everywhere in the region involving hundreds of labourers both males and females in harvesting, segregating and transportation of the delicious seasonal fruit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Market sources said harvest has been continuing in full swing with plenty of supply, but the pandemic for the second consecutive […]

Bangladesh: Export of mango of Satkhira & Rajshahi to Europe begins

Bangladesh: Export of mango of Satkhira & Rajshahi to Europe begins

Around 333 tons of mangoes from Rajshahi are expected to be exported to four European countries this season. Abdul Awal, Deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), says the mangoes will be exported to Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. “We have selected four varieties – Khirshapat, Langra, Amropaly and Totamury- for export,” he […]

Model farms inspiring organic vegetable cultivation in Rajshahi

Model farms inspiring organic vegetable cultivation in Rajshahi

With organic farming, farmers not only avoid chemicals and pesticides but also protect the ecological balance Dhaka Tribune Farmers and traders say organic vegetables have more demand in the marketplace and are being sold at higher prices than vegetables cultivated using chemical fertilizers and pesticides Hundreds of farmers are standing out among their peers across […]

4 European countries to get Rajshahi mangoes

4 European countries to get Rajshahi mangoes

Around 333 tonnes of mangoes from Rajshahi is expected to be exported to four European countries this season, officials said. Abdul Awal, deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension, confirmed, saying the mangoes will be exported to Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. ‘We have selected four varieties — Khirshapat, Langra, Amropaly and Totamury — […]

Groundwater depletion in Barind region threatens regional livelihoods

Groundwater depletion in Barind region threatens regional livelihoods

The Atrai River in Naogaon has dried up for the most creating an acute crisis of water for drinking and irrigation in the region Dhaka Tribune If the rivers cease to exist, it will adversely affect regional livelihoods Scanty rainfall and excessive heat have created an alarming situation for farmers and fishermen in the Barind […]