3d ago| Agriculture

Teesta project helps farmers save nearly Tk 95cr in irrigation costs

Farmers in three northern districts, living in the area covered by the Teesta Irrigation Project, saved around Tk 95 crore in irrigation costs during the ongoing Aman season as they got surface water from the Teesta through the canal network at a cheap rate.

4d ago| Agriculture

Dhankurani’s Indurdhan: A farmer-friendly tradition that helps ultra poor

A Dhankurani can collect between five to eight kilogrammes of paddy from each rathole. Every season, each of them collects around three to four maunds of paddy by digging between 25 to 30 ratholes in 10 to 12 days.

5d ago| Agriculture

Phulpur villagers’ lives turned around by fish farming

One can see the Garo hills, green horizon, vast croplands and ponds after ponds from Balia village in Mymensingh’s Phulpur upazila. Once paddy and jute were the main staple crops of this region, but in the last three decades it has flourished in fish farming. Fish production is increasing here even more as new entrepreneurs continue joining the business.

3w ago| Business

FBCCI, USDA team up to share agricultural information

Bangladesh has barely tapped its potential in the global market for agricultural and agro-processed products as the country does not have an international certification system, according to Md Jashim Uddin, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).

3w ago| Agriculture

Govt to enact a law against rice polishing: minister

The government will enact a law to stop polishing of rice as it loses its inherited nutritional value in the process, said Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder yesterday.

4w ago| Agriculture

Rice production to decline marginally

Bangladesh’s rice production may decline in marketing year (MY) 2022-23, which began in May, as severe floods damaged pre-monsoon crop Aus in the north and northeastern regions during planting, said a USDA report released on Monday. 

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Teesta project helps farmers save nearly Tk 95cr in irrigation costs

Farmers in three northern districts, living in the area covered by the Teesta Irrigation Project, saved around Tk 95 crore in irrigation costs during the ongoing Aman season as they got surface water from the Teesta through the canal network at a cheap rate.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Dhankurani’s Indurdhan: A farmer-friendly tradition that helps ultra poor

A Dhankurani can collect between five to eight kilogrammes of paddy from each rathole. Every season, each of them collects around three to four maunds of paddy by digging between 25 to 30 ratholes in 10 to 12 days.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Phulpur villagers’ lives turned around by fish farming

One can see the Garo hills, green horizon, vast croplands and ponds after ponds from Balia village in Mymensingh’s Phulpur upazila. Once paddy and jute were the main staple crops of this region, but in the last three decades it has flourished in fish farming. Fish production is increasing here even more as new entrepreneurs continue joining the business.

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

Govt to import 1.4 lakh tonnes of fertiliser

The government yesterday approved import of 1.4 lakh tonnes of fertiliser to meet domestic demand for uninterrupted agricultural production.

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

Inflation hurting landless farmers in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram

Sixty-year-old Mansur Ali, who has no arable land apart from his homestead on 15 decimals land.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Banks asked to disburse more farm loans than target

Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked private banks to speed up their farm loan disbursements to enhance the country’s food security.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

WFP says no chance of famine in Bangladesh

Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque today said after discussing the food situation in Bangladesh, World Food Programme Country Director Domenico Scalpelli has said that there is no possibility of famine.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Govt hikes OMS price for wheat flour by 33%

The food ministry has increased the prices of both loose and packet wheat flour by Tk 6 per kg at the open market sale.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Boro season: Govt building fertiliser stock

The government yesterday approved import of 1.8 lakh tonnes of fertiliser so that farmers do not face any crisis in the Boro season by the end of December.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

There will be no famine

Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque yesterday ruled out any possibility of famine in the country.