Live crab, eel fish exporters seek 30pc cash incentive

FE REPORT | Published: June 13, 2021 10:18:00 The country’s live crab and eel fish exporters have sought 30 per cent cash incentive on their export earnings as the sector is now in a tight corner due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Live and Chilled Food Exporters Association (BLCFEA) has recently requested the authorities concerned […]

Experts seek more allocation on health, environment in FY22 budget

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 10, 2021 20:19:38 More allocation is needed in the health and environment sectors in the proposed budget as the crisis is deepening in the health sector while Bangladesh is largely vulnerable to climate change, experts observed. They also said that the country needs to change its focus from a […]

Farmers seek funding to help cut peatland carbon emissions

Paludiculture trial East Anglia fens

Farmers and conservationists are pioneering ways to reduce the environmental impact of farming on peat, as pressure mounts to cut emissions from UK peatlands. There are also calls for specific funding focused on peatlands to help farmers switch to more sustainable systems. Lowland agricultural crop and grassland peat soils which have been drained, ploughed and […]

Meat processors seek similar privileges to agriculture industry

Meat processors seek similar privileges to agriculture industry

They have to import trading equipment at high duty, restricting the potential growth of this sector As an emerging sector, meat processing industry wants all the privileges the agriculture sector receives, such as lower corporate tax rate, more access to finance, and lower borrowing rates. The Bangladesh Halal Meat Processing Industries Association issued a press […]

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn waste into resources

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn waste into resources

SINGAPORE — Thousands of wriggling larvae won’t deter this self-declared “urban farmer.” Chua Kai-Ning is one of the founders of Singapore’s first urban insect farm, Insectta — a high-tech farm that rears the black soldier fly to help turn food waste into biomaterials for industrial use. “The black soldier fly is a way to contribute to […]

Agri, leather sectors’ trade bodies seek tax benefits

WB approves $120m loan for improving food security in Bangladesh

Trade bodies from agriculture and leather sectors on Sunday demanded a number of tax benefits, including withdrawal of source tax on procurement of agro-products and reduction in corporate tax, in the forthcoming national budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022. At a pre-budget discussion with the National Board of Revenue, the associations sought the tax benefits […]

Bangladeshi overseas workers seek local jobs as loans mount | Post Bulletin

Bangladeshi overseas workers seek local jobs as loans mount | Post Bulletin

But the COVID-19 crisis suddenly escalated, flights were cancelled and Parvin’s joy soon became a nightmare “scramble for survival” as she scoured for ways to provide for her family. “I went mad looking for jobs … nobody was hiring,” the 35-year-old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at a small cafe in the capital, Dhaka, where […]

FEATURE-Bangladeshi overseas workers seek local jobs as loans mount

(Photo essay: https://tmsnrt.rs/3rbmkHF) By Mohammad Rakibul Hasan and Naimul Karim DHAKA, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Hamida Parvin returned home to Bangladesh for a holiday from her job as a nanny in Qatar last February, she was excited to see her 17-year-old son after a year apart. But the COVID-19 crisis suddenly escalated, […]