Bangladesh can produce additional  2.6m tonnes of mustard oil seeds a year

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE REPORT | Published: May 09, 2021 10:14:44 Bangladesh can produce an additional 2.6-million tonnes of mustard oilseeds annually by adopting a new crop arrangement. Agriculture minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said this on Saturday. Cultivating mustard during the fallow period between Aman and Boro seasons, he said, farmers can grow this big volume of […]

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

On the list of things not to do during a pandemic, holding big international gatherings is close to the top. But European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers are meeting in Portugal on Friday for two days of talks, sending a signal that they see the threat from COVID-19 on their […]

CPD survey: 61% lost their jobs this time last year

CPD survey: 61% lost their jobs this time last year

Average loans of the households doubled in the last year; 86% of individuals not earning enough to meet daily necessities A recent survey found 61.57% people had lost jobs in March and April last year, due to the adverse economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a study by the Center for Policy Dialogue […]

Austerity During Pandemic: No work order in rest of fiscal year

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

As the government sticks to austerity in face of the pandemic, it has asked all ministries, except health and agriculture, not to issue work order for any physical works during the remainder of the current fiscal year. The finance ministry came up with a circular in this regard Monday and forwarded it to all ministries […]

Crucial Boro Harvest: Labourers more available than last year

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Farmers in many areas have started harvesting Boro paddy. Unlike last year, farmers of most areas are not facing any crisis of labour. Furthermore, many affluent farmers are now using combine harvesters to smoothen their harvesting. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Combine harvester is a versatile machine for reaping, […]

2021 US Farmer Survey: COVID-19 Response and Crop Year Outlook

Download Our Farmer Survey Report - COVID-19 Impact & Crop Year Outlook

The voice of the farmer is easy to get lost amid all the noise, especially during this past year. That’s why early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Farm Market iD, in partnership with DTN, conducted a survey of farmers to better understand their concerns and challenges. That survey provided detailed insights on how farmers were […]

2020 second highest year for U.S. ag exports

2020 second highest year for U.S. ag exports

Last year was the second highest year for U.S. agricultural exports, according to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) “2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook.” Total exports were nearly $146 billion, an increase of approximately 7%. This is the second highest level on record, after 2014. FAS said the primary factor for the increase in exports was […]

Higher chemical fertiliser demand for next year

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The demand for chemical fertilisers has increased by four lakh tonnes for crops cultivation across the country in the upcoming fiscal compared to the current year. For 2021-22, the demand for chemical fertilisers was fixed at 66 lakh tonnes whereas the demand was 62 lakh tonnes in 2020-21, agriculture ministry officials said, our Rajshahi correspondent […]