Marine sediments explain how part of Brazil’s Northeast region became semi-arid

The phenomenon is linked to gradual contraction of the tropical rain belt over the last 5,000 years, according to a study conducted at the University of São Paulo. Its findings can help predict the region’s future climate (collecting samples of marine sediment near the mouth of the Parnaíba River). Credit: Cristiano Chiessi Rainfall associated with […]

Nature-based solutions to disasters in the Indian Ocean region

In March last year, Cyclone Amphan, said to be the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999, devastated the state of West Bengal, killing more than a hundred people. At least 140,000 people died and two million people were displaced when Cyclone Nargis struck the Irrawaddy Delta in Burma (Myanmar) […]

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 […]

Greece evacuates villages as forest fire rages in Corinth region

Greece evacuates villages as forest fire rages in Corinth region

Firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the village of Schinos, near Corinth, Greece, May 19, 2021 Reuters No deaths were reported in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday night Authorities in the Corinth region of southern Greece have moved people from six villages to safety as firefighters battled a forest […]

Super bumper sunflower seed output in Rangpur region

Super bumper sunflower seed output in Rangpur region

After getting a lucrative market price of sunflower seeds in the previous years, Rangpur farmers bring more land under sunflower farming across the region BSS A target of farming sunflower on 265 hectares of land had been fixed to produce 555 tons of oil seeds for the region Braving the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, farmers achieved […]

85% Boro paddy harvested in Rajshahi region

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“Of the harvesting target, 63% has been achieved on the plain land while over 85% on lowlands in Rajshahi, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj and Natore districts,” said Sirajul Islam, additional director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Around 85% Boro paddy has, so far, been harvested in Rajshahi region including its vast barind tract on an average […]

USAID supports farmers to grow watermelon in southwest region of Bangladesh – The Policy Times

USAID supports farmers to grow watermelon in southwest region of Bangladesh - The Policy Times

The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau (17 May) :Bangladesh’s southwest coastal region is frequently hit with cyclones, tidal surges, and floods. These naturally occurring events increase soil salinity and cause waterlogging of agricultural lands, limiting production and negatively impacting farmer’s livelihoods in the region. USAID’s Nobo Jatra project, implemented by World Vision, is working to change […]

Corn crop brings prosperity in northern region

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION | Published: May 03, 2021 15:25:10 | Updated: May 03, 2021 17:44:16 The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, still remember when a river burst its banks in the early 1990s and engulfed their homes, leaving the land too sandy to grow traditional rice and tobacco crops. Back then, they desperately […]

Farmers eying bumper summer vegetables’ output in Rangpur region

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Vegetable farming in riverine char areas in Rangpur becomes a profitable business among the farmers BSS The DAE has fixed a target of producing over 4.07 lakh tons of summer vegetables from 22,030 hectares of land for all five districts in Rangpur agriculture region for the current Kharif-1 season Officials of the Department of Agricultural […]

ED: A partner in development

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It is hoped that the friendship between our two nations continues to be nurtured With regional cooperation being one of the fundamental principles the current administration has prioritized in order to ensure sustainable development for the nation, it is encouraging to note that this is being translated to similar commitments from our development partners across […]