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  • Shykh Seraj

    Shykh Seraj

    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.

  • Good prospect in commercial net-house gerbera farming

    A few days back, I watched a movie called 'Tulip Fever'. It showed the history and atmosphere of the Tulip Mania Period that took place in The Netherlands during the 17th century.
  • Foreign vegetables boon for young farmer

    In 2012, I read a report about the production of vegetables in India in The Times of India. At that time, a government project for exporting vegetables to Europe was running in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • Protecting farmers from lightning

    Dear readers, perhaps you may remember Haru Ghosh from Manik Bandopadhyay's novel 'Putulnacher Itikatha'. He was standing under a colossal banyan tree and lightning struck him. If he didn't stand right under the tree, rather 10-12 feet away, he probably could be alive. Haru stood right under the tree to save himself from the thunderbolt. But, he was undone.
  • Returning to roots: Beyond borders

    Dear readers, a few months back I went to USA's Westchester Tarrytown. It is an hour's drive from New York. The signboard, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture was visible from the road. In fact, my destination was there. It is a private agricultural institution.
  • Seaweed door to blue economy

    Dhaka University's Botany Professor Dr Abdul Aziz invited me to visit Cox's Bazar a few years back. I've been to Cox's Bazar many times. I asked him what new he would show me. He answered, "Come. I am waiting for you with something new." Two years later I could finally take the trip to Cox's Bazar. Although Dr Aziz wasn't there he made sure that I could see what he wanted me to.