Shykh Seraj is Bangladesh's pioneer development journalist. He received country's two highest civilian honours, Swadhinata Puroshkar and Ekushey Padak, respectively. He is an Ashoka and Bangla Academy Fellow. He also received highest award for agricultural journalism from the United Nations, FAO A.H. Boerma Award, Gusi Peace Prize (Philippines) and many other prestigious accolades at home and abroad. At Channel i, he's the Founder Director and Head of News. He's also Director and Host of Channel i's popular agro-documentary, Hridoye Mati O Manush.
Nurul Haque received the gold medal for successfully producing Mola fish fingerlings at a hatchery, after collecting the fish species from natural water resources and different waterbodies. Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque handed him the award a few days back. It was Nurul’s fifth national award.
Nowadays, there are thousands of successful women farmers across the country and many of them have become entrepreneurs and created employment opportunities for both men and women. Johora Akhter is one such innovative woman farmer.
Adverse effect of climate change is affecting the whole world. While global warming, increase in salinity, rise in sea level and destruction of biodiversity are affecting us, the world is facing another bigger challenge of ensuring food security. Of the 7.9 billion people in the world, about 850 million are still facing hunger. In Bangladesh, over 20 million people do not have well access to food. As a result, One out of six people in the country is suffering from malnutrition. Rice is the staple food in your daily diet. I went to Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) in Gazipur in the first week of June this year.
Farming means everything to Habibul Bahar Sujan. The successful young man wanted to be a farmer since his childhood. But success does not always come easily. People have to be skilled to be successful.
The international conference on 100-year Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100), which began yesterday, is ending today (May 27). The outline of the conference is to focus on issues and challenges regarding implementation of BDP 2100.
For Nipu Tripura life was full of uncertainty like the other women in the hills. During the bad days of COVID-19 she couldn’t even run her grocery store. But overcoming all obstacles she has now became an agricultural entrepreneur.