THE CONTRERAS REPORT: Does Africa have any future?

THE CONTRERAS REPORT: Does Africa have any future?

I was in Biology 1 discussing the Green Revolution in the Philippines (rice) and Mexico (wheat) in 1966. Africa was in postcolonial turmoil. Israel was on the eve of its existential 1967 war. My interests then were to finish college and get a job. Like most Americans, I didn’t care much about Africa. Most still […]

Environment ministry approves feasibility report of Safari park at Lathitila  

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: July 19, 2021 19:14:34 The environment ministry has approved the feasibility study report for setting up a safari park at Lathitila of Moulvibazar district. The approval was given on Monday after a detailed discussion on the feasibility study report for setting up Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park on 5,631 acres […]

Over 10,000 species risk extinction in Amazon, says landmark report

Over 10,000 species risk extinction in Amazon, says landmark report

REUTERS, SAO PAULO/BOGOTA Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:33 PM Carlos Roberto Sanquetta, a forestry engineering professor at the Federal University of Parana, botanist Edilson Consuelo de Oliveira and Rioterra plant nursery worker Juciney Pinheiro dos Santos inspect a parcel of Amazon rainforest in Itapua do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil, November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Jake Spring “> […]

World Bank report disclosed

World Bank report disclosed

July 10, 1971 WORLD BANK REPORT ON HORROR IN PAKISTAN For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. World Bank board members today received copies of an outspoken report on the dire situation in East Pakistan. The report was prepared by the World Bank and earlier last week Robert McNamara, the World […]

South Asia agriculture and food systems show resilience amid pandemic, says global report

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The severe health and economic impacts of Covid-19 pandemic have disrupted food systems and upended livelihoods in South Asia but it has also led to policies aimed at building resilient food systems, according to the “2021 Global Food Policy Report”. “The pandemic responses have demonstrated the power of well-crafted policies to blunt the impact of […]

South Asia agriculture and food systems show resilience amid pandemic, says a global report

South Asia agriculture and food systems show resilience amid pandemic, says a global report

The severe health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted food systems and upended livelihoods in South Asia, but it has also led to policies aimed at building resilient food systems,  according to the 2021 Global Food Policy Report.  “The pandemic responses have demonstrated the power of well-crafted policies to blunt the impact of […]

Report – Covid-19 hits service sector the hardest

Report - Covid-19 hits service sector the hardest

File photo: Migrant workers at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune 1.12 million lost their jobs last year Although all three major sectors of the labour market— agriculture, services, and industry—were severely disrupted by the pandemic last year, the service sector seems to have hit the hardest. According to the quarterly report of […]

Report: Food commodity prices to ease this decade, emissions to rise

Report: Food commodity prices to ease this decade, emissions to rise

File photo: A woman looks at frozen food products in a supermarket in Beijing on August 13, 2020 Reuters Agricultural commodity prices have surged since last year due to booming Chinese imports and tightening crop inventories Prices of major food commodities are expected to ease in the coming decade after a surge in the past […]

Police report on rice market!

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Shamsul Huq Zahid   | Published: June 27, 2021 21:41:17 What is the basic responsibility of the Bangladesh Police? The answer is simple. The agency with its network reaching up to the grassroots level ensures the safety and security of the citizens. Criticisms notwithstanding, its major focus has been on law and order. Until now, […]