International Tiger Day: A sustainable way to increase tigers in Sundarbans

International Tiger Day: A sustainable way to increase tigers in Sundarbans

The elusive Bengal tiger spotted in the Sundarbans. Photo: Rakesh Narala “> The elusive Bengal tiger spotted in the Sundarbans. Photo: Rakesh Narala At the last count, there were 114 tigers in 2018 as per the Bangladesh Forest Department—an increase of eight since the 2015 tiger survey. In India, however, there were 97 tigers in […]

Sustainable Agriculture: What we know and how to scale up

Sustainable Agriculture: What we know and how to scale up

Green Revolution-led agriculture in a climate-changing world Arguably, the Green Revolution remains the most defining phase of Indian agriculture in the last century. An input-intensive and technology-focused approach helped India avert potential famines and meet its food security needs by reducing food imports. While the Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs […]

Food in water: Floating gardens may be a sustainable solution to flooding 

Food in water: Floating gardens may be a sustainable solution to flooding 

Floating gardens are made of native aquatic plants like water hyacinths. Farmers arrange the plants together in a river, forming floating raised beds about three feet deep. This farming approach is traditionally used to produce food in the wetlands, especially during the rainy season. Okra, spinach, eggplant, turmeric, and ginger are the common crops grown […]

Sustainable finance presents Bangladesh with verdant possibilities

With its geography largely consisting of low-lying delta plains and its high-density population, Bangladesh is exceptionally vulnerable to climate change. It is ranked as one the seventh most vulnerable countries in the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI). The Bangladesh government has taken a wide range of measures to combat the effects of climate change and […]

PM Hasina for protecting farmland for sustainable agriculture

PM Hasina for protecting farmland for sustainable agriculture

File Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) from the Ganabhaban through a videoconference on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Focus Bangla Her call comes on the eve of awarding the ‘Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Purashkar’ Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon all to pay attention […]

New report highlights best practices for sustainable rural infrastructure

New report highlights best practices for sustainable rural infrastructure

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Clagett Farm uses conservation practices that have been implemented in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Feb. 21, 2018. Their conservation plan addresses soil health, drainage and farm road design. The soil here has been analyzed using a new handheld device […]

Researchers develop new software for designing sustainable cities

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain New technology could help cities around the world improve people’s lives while saving billions of dollars. The free, open-source software developed by the Stanford Natural Capital Project creates maps to visualize the links between nature and human wellbeing. City planners and developers can use the software to visualize where investments in […]

Activists call for mapping out green growth model for sustainable development

FE REPORT | Published: June 21, 2021 10:02:16 Speakers at a webinar on Sunday said the country needed a right kind of green growth model for its successful transition to sustainable development from a polluting one. The model should be formulated in consistent with a broad based policy framework involving other policies, they said. The […]

Call for inclusion of women in sustainable food systems

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Lack of proper recognition left women smallholder farmers at stake, speakers say FE ONLINE DESK | Published: June 04, 2021 13:59:53 | Updated: June 04, 2021 17:46:17 Despite playing a critical role in ensuring food security and proper nutrition for families, women remain common victims to malnutrition, experts have said. They expressed such opinion on […]