Veg exporters suffer as testing lab lies unused for 3 years

The testing lab of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) set up in 2019 has not been operational since the beginning and vegetable and fruit exports are suffering because of lengthy processes at private labs and the questionable results these labs often provide. In spite of that, another project has been approved recently to procure […]

Women in Agriculture: How I’ve operated ‘on credit’ for years — Farmer

Women in Agriculture: How I've operated 'on credit' for years -- Farmer

Rebecca Isaac is a smallholder farmer in the Federal Capital Territory. She cultivates cassava, beans, groundnut, rice, potatoes and maize. The mother of six, a native of Edo State. In this episode of our Women in Agriculture, shares her experience on how she gets her farm inputs on credit during the farming season. PT: Why […]

Vegetable Prices Drop to Lowest in 3 Years; Farmers Worried

Vegetable Prices Drop to Lowest in 3 Years; Farmers Worried

vegetables According to trade insiders, vegetables in the food basket is the only category that isn’t bothering the government with prices at their lowest in the last 3 to 4 years. At wholesale marketplaces, practically all vegetables, including daily essentials like […]

Natural breeding of vultures increases from 44% to 57% in five years

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A number of white-rumped vultures, also known as ‘Raj Shokun’, spotted in Mongla, Bagerhat Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Communities are being engaged in the conservation of the dwindling species of vultures Vultures, termed natural cleansers, have become nearly extinct with nearly 50% of all vulture species either wiped out or on the verge of extinction. […]

Weather, climate disasters surge fivefold in 50 years

Weather, climate disasters surge fivefold in 50 years

Landslide buries house at Monirghona under Hoaikong union of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021 Dhaka Tribune There were more than 11,000 of disasters attributed to these hazards globally since 1970, causing more than two million deaths and some $3.64 trillion in losses. The United Nations warned Wednesday that weather-related […]

Cost of air pollution: Takes 7.7 years off Dhaka residents’ lives

Cost of air pollution: Takes 7.7 years off Dhaka residents' lives

Pedestrians cover their noses as dust shrouds a dilapidated part of Rampura-Banasree Road. Residents have been subjected to the heavily polluted air for nearly two years. Photo: Star file/ Rashed Shumon “> Pedestrians cover their noses as dust shrouds a dilapidated part of Rampura-Banasree Road. Residents have been subjected to the heavily polluted air for […]

Edible oil consumption rises 20pc in 5 years

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The per capita consumption of edible oil in Bangladesh increased by 20 per cent in the last five years to reach 18.4 kilogrammes (kgs) in 2020, according to a survey by the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC). In 2016, the per capita consumption of edible oil stood at 15.3 kgs. For all latest […]

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development finances projects worth AED102 bn in 97 countries in 50 years

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development finances projects worth AED102 bn in 97 countries in 50 years

ABU DHABI, 10th August, 2021 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), since its establishment in 1971, has financed thousands of development projects that significantly impacted millions of lives in 97 developing countries around the world. The projects have contributed to advancing economic growth, improving access to healthcare and education, and building modern infrastructure, […]