Khwabnama: One of the greatest Bengali novels depicts the socio-political scene in rural pre-partition Bangladesh

Khwabnama: One of the greatest Bengali novels depicts the socio-political scene in rural pre-partition Bangladesh

Khwabnama by Akhtaruzzaman Elias, translated by Arunava Sinha is a beautiful mosaic of magical realism, lyrical poetry and prose that captures the politics of majoritarianism that wreaks havoc on the lives of the common men and women. Arunava Sinha’s translation of one of the greatest Bengali novels depicts the socio-political scene in rural pre-partition Bangladesh. Akhtaruzzaman […]

UN officials says rural Afghans have critical need for aid

UN officials says rural Afghans have critical need for aid

Four million Afghans are facing “a food emergency” and the majority live in rural areas where $36 million is urgently needed for the coming months to ensure the planting of winter wheat, feed for livestock, and cash assistance for vulnerable families, the elderly and disabled, a U.N. official said Tuesday. Rein Paulsen, director of the […]

OP-ED: Rural, but not agricultural

OP-ED: Rural, but not agricultural

Non-farm activity was once a minor appendage to farming in rural Bangladesh. But now, such activities are an important source of income for rural people In my previous column, I had pointed out that all districts in Bangladesh have not experienced the same degree of poverty reduction and that one of the factors explaining this […]

Bangabandhu’s rural and agro-based development outlook and the ethical finance strategy

Bangabandhu's rural and agro-based development outlook and the ethical finance strategy

Shah Md Ahsan Habib | Published: August 14, 2021 21:44:21 | Updated: August 14, 2021 21:55:17 Bangabandhu’s development approach and the outlook on ethical finance in independent Bangladesh was embodied in the founding of the First Five Year Plan (1973-1978) of the country. In line with the need of the war-devastated and highly exploited inhabitants, […]

Farmer, doctor encourages rural communities to get vaccinated – Farm and Dairy

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Farm and Dairy file photo By Dr. Kevin Sharrett Farmers put up with a lot of misinformation about modern agriculture. There are numerous articles on the many misconceptions that exist. Talk with just about any farmer, and he or she will welcome discussions about safe and abundant food production and the groceries you buy, land […]

New farm check-in app is latest tool in fight against spread of pests and diseases

More than 16,000 banana plants have been killed by biosecurity officers on a Tully farm

Biosecurity is one of the greatest challenges for agriculture, with exotic pests, diseases and weeds already costing the sector millions of dollars every year. Key points: The ‘Farm Check-In’ app has been launched as a new biosecurity measure Farmers are hopeful it will assist to prevent the spread of pest and diseases between properties Concerns […]

IFAD projects helped 123m rural people across the globe in 2020

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: July 29, 2021 19:54:08 | Updated: July 30, 2021 08:31:06 The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) projects were able to reach 123 million rural people across the globe in 2020 including Bangladesh, says a report published on Thursday. The organisation stepped up its fight against hunger, poverty and […]

Organic crops join push to ease rural poverty in Ivory Coast

Organic crops join push to ease rural poverty in Ivory Coast

Agathe Vanie looks proudly at the products on the shelves of her shop, the first organic stall in the southern central Ivory Coast city of Divo. “We can make money,” she says. A farmer by profession, Vanie is the president of Walo, a non-profit organisation she founded to bring local women together to grow and […]