BB to launch 3,000C agriculture loan refinance scheme

BB to launch 3,000C agriculture loan refinance scheme

File photo of the main entrance of Bangladesh Bank in Motijheel, Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune The interest of the loan will be highest 4% for the farmers while banks will be charged 1% by Bangladesh Bank to receive the loan Bangladesh Bank has decided to set up a Tk3,000 crore refinance scheme for the agriculture […]

China steps up fight with emissions trading scheme

China launched its long-awaited emissions trading system yesterday, a key tool in its quest to drive down climate change-causing greenhouse gases and go carbon neutral by 2060.  The scheme was launched with China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, seeking to take a global leadership role on the climate crisis in the lead up to a […]

Dairy farmers in Cornwall and Brittany to go green thanks to new two-year scheme

Dairy farmers in Cornwall and Brittany to go green thanks to new two-year scheme

Dairy farmers in Cornwall and Brittany are to take part in a new scheme to help them go green. As part of the two-year programme, 80 farmers on both sides of the Channel will receive help to reduce their greengas emissions and improve productivity. The scheme, called Agriculture Bas Carbone for Dairy (ABCD), will support […]

PM Modi releases eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme

PM Modi releases eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eighth instalment of the financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing on Friday. As part of this instalment, more than Rs19,000 crore was transferred in the bank accounts of over 9.5 crore beneficiary farmer families. This is the highest amount paid by […]

Lower Kuja Irrigation Scheme faces hurdles as farmers abandon land

Lower Kuja Irrigation Scheme faces hurdles as farmers abandon land

Richard Odhiambo at his rice farm, Lower Kuja Irrigation scheme. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard] Rice farmers are abandoning huge tracts of land in the Lower-Kuja irrigation scheme, threatening the survival of the three-year Sh5.4 billion national government project that was commissioned by ODM leader Raila Odinga in May 2019. Kevin Omondi, who has 10-acres in the scheme, […]

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of Organic Farming Scheme

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of Organic Farming Scheme

CORK farmers considering an application to the Organic Farming Scheme have until April 30 to do so, following the re-opening of the scheme earlier this month with an additional budget of €4 million for 2021. This additional funding was confirmed by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa […]

Fast Fashion Giants Back Bangladesh Recycling Scheme In Industry Push To Go Circular

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3 Mins Read Big fashion labels are hopping on the sustainable bandwagon, backing a new recycling scheme in Bangladesh garment factories. The program will see brands like H&M, Bershka, Marks & Spencer, Bestseller and others forge commercial partnerships with textile and garment manufacturers and recyclers to reintroduce post-production fashion waste back into their products, as […]

Climate action in fashion, as big clothing brands back Bangladesh recycling scheme

Garment employees work at Fakhruddin Textile Mills Limited in Gazipur, Bangladesh, February 7, 2021. Reuters

The Circular Fashion Partnership, announced this week, brings together more than 30 international brands, Bangladeshi recycling firms and garment manufacturers in a push to reuse textile waste from clothing factories to create new products. If successful, the initiative could be replicated in other countries, such as Indonesia and Vietnam, and help cut the broader fashion […]

What is China’s carbon trading scheme?

FILE PHOTO: Birds fly over a closed steel factory where chimneys of another working factory are seen in background, in Tangshan, Hebei province, China, February 27, 2016 Reuters The scheme, which launched on February 1, effectively puts a price on emitting carbon China has launched the world’s biggest carbon trading system to help lower carbon […]

Farm loan waiver scheme kicks off in Jharkhand, 9 lakh farmers to benefit

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Molindra Besra, 45, became Jharkhand’s first farmer to receive the benefit of JMM-led government’s ambitious farm loan waiver scheme. Out of total ₹91,693.26 loan burden on him, the state government has waived ₹50,000 of the total burden. He will now have to pay remaining ₹41,639.26 to the bank, officials said on Tuesday. Besra, a resident […]