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Diversify crops, change diets

A rice-centric agriculture would not help much in addressing the challenges of malnutrition in Bangladesh, experts opined at a workshop in the capital yesterday underscoring the need for policy support to diversify both crops and diets. "People in Bangladesh depend on rice for 71 percent of their total calorie intake and 57 percent of protein. Rice cultivation alone takes up nearly 77 percent of total farmlands in the country," states a report presented at the workshop titled "Evidence-based Policy Options...

Bird survey today at Hakaluki haor

Bird survey today at Hakaluki haor

Bangladesh Birds Club will do a survey on an endangered migratory bird, waterfowl, at Hakaluki haor today. A team of 15 experts led by prominent bird specialist Enam Ul Haque is conducting the survey under the Coastal and Wetland Bio-diversity Management Project of Directorate of Environment (DoE). He is also the national coordinator of waterfowl...

US for immediate dialogue, election

US for immediate dialogue, election

US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena today reiterated his country’s stance for dialogue between two major parties of the country as well as holding an election as soon as possible. The US government issued a statement in this regard on January 6 and the stance has not changed, he said during a meet-the-press...

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