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April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

Commercial snail farming gains pace

People mainly from the ethnic community of Ramchandrapur village under Kaharol upazila of Dinajpur usually spend a portion of their day catching snails in Dhepa river, which once was a significant source for edible breeds of the shelled gastropod.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

Litchi growers eye bumper yield

With litchi season creeping ever closer, farmers in Dinajpur are spending busy days caring for their orchards in order to ensure maximum output of the mouth-watering tropical fruit, weather permitting.

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

Garlic farmers fret over losses for 2nd year running

Garlic farmers in the country’s northern districts have been left dismayed as the price of the highly-popular cooking ingredient has fallen at wholesale and retail levels due to a supply glut amid the ongoing peak harvesting season.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

Plastic recycling takes hold in northern districts

Bangladesh’s northern region has turned into a plastic recycling hub as many people in eight districts are now engaged in turning hazardous waste such as discarded PET bottles and disposable syringes back into resources for these products.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

Dwarf coconut trees offer shortcut to success

Kazi Abu Saad Chowdhury, a resident of Ghoraghat upazila in Dinajpur, has found an answer to his financial woes in the form of Vietnamese dwarf coconut trees.

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

Hard-rock dealers violating contract

The hard-rock mined by Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL) in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur is getting costlier for end-users as dealers are charging higher rates than that of the state-run company.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

Farmers sell wheat spikes to make higher profit

In a worrying trend, a group of farmers in northern districts are selling wheat spikes as cattle feed in order to make a higher profit since they don’t get fair prices for the final produce.

February 28, 2022
February 28, 2022

Higher input cost makes boro cultivation costlier

Farmers in Dinajpur and Rangpur are spending busy days in their fields to cultivate boro, the largest crop in Bangladesh.

February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022

Sunflower overtakes tobacco in Rangpur as farmers switch cash crops

Sunflower cultivation in Rangpur is expanding as farmers in all eight upazilas in the district are opting for the oilseed crop considering its higher profitability compared to tobacco.

February 6, 2022
February 6, 2022

Rains trigger fear of loss among farmers in north

Vast swathes of cropland in the northern districts have been affected due to water-logging caused by rainfall that lasted from Friday morning until early the next day, with farmers apprehending losses.