Reaz-Ahmad

Reaz Ahmad

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Seedlings crisis worries farmers

With crops on 6.11 lakh hectares of land damaged by floods, farmers in 32 districts are in dire need of Aman seedlings to recoup their losses by producing the foodgrain. ...

August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017

Global efforts to fight wheat blast

Global scientific resources have been pooled under an international collaboration to combat wheat blast in Bangladesh so that the

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Farm growth slows down

The growth of the country's farm sector has slowed down over the last five years and an expert from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) attributed this largely to the fall...

August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017

Haor project put on ice

People in the country's northeastern haor areas remain at the mercy of nature. Every year, pre-monsoon floods come and submerge vast swathes of land, destroying the only crop in the region --...

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Food import to double

The government is going to double the amount of food grains it planned to import a few months ago amid high rice prices, fast depleting stocks and a flood ravaging crop fields in the north.

August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Govt to further slash duty on rice import

In a desperate bid to stabilise rice price, the government has decided to further reduce the duty on import of the staple and strike a deal with Thailand to buy rice.

August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Dredger purchase beats snail's pace

This is a classic case of inertia, a case that clearly shows how things move in government offices. ...

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Fish revolution

With a 25-fold growth in farmed fish market over the last three decades, Bangladesh has been experiencing a quiet revolution in aquaculture. ...

August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017

Divorce doubles, separation triples in one decade

The rate of people getting divorced and living separately from their spouses almost doubled over the last decade, revealed a recent

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

Cambodian rice brings respite

In a desperate move to replenish the dried up food silos and boost rice supply in domestic market, the government has struck a deal with Cambodia to import 2.5 lakh tonnes of the staple in three...