Rise in fuel prices also taking a toll on hilsa – Social News XYZ

Rise in fuel prices also taking a toll on hilsa

By Saibal Gupta Kolkata, July 18 (SocialNews.XYZ) The spiralling prices of petrol and diesel in the last one year is not only taking the famous hilsa fish out of the reach of the middle-class Bengalis, but it is also having a far-reaching effect on the population of this ‘silver queen of the river’. The steep […]

Antelope’s fate shrouded by social, political forces

Antelope's fate shrouded by social, political forces

An oribi in Africa. Credit: Keenan Stears If only it were as simple as finding more grassland for an antelope. The story of efforts to conserve the endangered oribi in South Africa represent a diaspora of issues as varied as the people who live there. On its surface, as with the stories of many threatened […]

Govt, ADB ink 250 mln loan deal to strengthen social resilience program

Govt, ADB ink 250 mln loan deal to strengthen social resilience program

Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed a $250 million loan agreement to finance reforms for improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country’s social development and resilience program. Economic Relations Division (ERD) secretary Fatima Yasmin and ADB country director Manmohan Parkash virtually signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB […]

US cities put trust in community hubs to counter climate, social shocks

The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory building in Los Angeles, which the city is seeking to turn into a “resilience hub”. Handout photograph courtesy of the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory.

That prompted concerns about how the city could effectively respond to any crisis situation, now and in the longer term. Ron Harris, the city’s chief resilience officer, said it had faced challenges to faith in government for some time but now people were paying more attention to the consequences. “When you don’t have that trust, […]

Experts suggest job-based social shield expansion

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE REPORT | Published: June 13, 2021 08:57:57 | Updated: June 13, 2021 11:50:20 Experts have suggested expanding employment-based social protection in the national budget in tandem with fast vaccination to combat the pandemic-induced crises. Alongside health infrastructure development, they said agriculture should be a core focus for food security and coping with economic losses […]

OP-ED: How misogyny thrives on social media

OP-ED: How misogyny thrives on social media

The internet is a powerful tool for good, but it can also amplify hateful attitudes The government’s Digital Bangladesh vision seeks to integrate internet access with development efforts in national priority areas, such as education, health care, and agriculture. It is true that technology promises us a prosperous future for our nation, but are we […]

Thieves monitoring social media to target farm machinery – Farmers Weekly

Richard Willcox with a quad bike in a trailer

Criminal gangs are monitoring social media posts by farmers to create “shopping lists” of tractors and quad bikes they then steal from farms. Thieves are using the social media profiles to pinpoint farms where desirable machinery is kept before carrying out raids. Offenders are also joining or “liking” farming Facebook pages, including community groups, rural […]

Govt. set to expand social safety allowances in upcoming budget

Govt. set to expand social safety allowances in upcoming budget

The government is set to expand the social safety net in the upcoming budget as the Covid-19 has pushed at least 2.5 crore people below the poverty line. In the forefront of the beneficiaries are the elderly persons, women left by husbands and widows, said sources at the finance ministry and national board of revenue. […]

Social entrepreneur partners with farmers in a bid to decipher the rice supply chain

Social entrepreneur partners with farmers in a bid to decipher the rice supply chain

Rice is one of the world’s most important crops, with at least three billion people relying on it worldwide. According to the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO), as of 2018-2019, the Philippines ranked eight in the top rice producing countries in the world, producing 15,025,640.73 tonnes in the said time span. […]

How to improve beneficiary targeting in social protection programmes?

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

It is widely acknowled-ged that Bangladesh has been successful in making impressive gains in poverty reduction in the past years. Nevertheless, at the end of 2019, there were still about 16.5 million people categorised as extreme poor. This number has gone up substantially since mid-2020, due to the onslaught of Covid-19 pandemic. The sheer number […]