June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

National Tea Day: ‘Can’t even get a good night’s sleep’

Monaf Mia, a 65-year-old tea worker in Mominchhara tea garden of Sylhet’s Fenchuganj, works in the gardens all day, only to come back home at night to get soaked in rainwater, due to the dilapidated condition of the roof over his head.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Floods ruin paddy yield prospects in Chalan Beel

Paddy farmers in the Chalan Beel region of Rajshahi, Pabna, Sirajganj and Natore are concerned about whether they can achieve their expected yields this year as early floods have badly damaged their crops in the vast wetland.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Farmers harvesting half-ripe paddy

Several hundred bighas of Boro fields in Pabna’s Bera and Santhia upazilas have been submerged due to torrential rains and farmers are fearing loss while they are harvesting half-ripe crops.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Cultivating paddy alongside sugarcane? Agri engineers come up with new method

Agriculture engineers of Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute (BSRI) have come up with a new technology of cultivating paddy as co-crop with sugarcane.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Japan's Yanmar wants to produce combined harvester in Bangladesh

Japanese agricultural machinery manufacturer Yanmar has expressed interest to set up a factory in Bangladesh to manufacture combine harvesters for reaping paddy.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Mango growers fear lower yield

Yusuf Ali, a mango grower in Chapainawabganj, did not benefit much despite having an ample yield last year as the price of the popular fruit was unusually low due to the lockdown-induced disruption.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Govt faces higher import costs for fertiliser

The country will have to import fertiliser at higher prices from the international market in the wake of the global price hike due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Price of finer paddy goes up

Prices of paddy, particularly the finer varieties, are on the rise in the producing regions in Bangladesh amid worries of crop damages and lower yield inflicted by the recent flash floods in the haor districts and cyclone Ashani-induced rainfalls.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Bad weather hampering Boro harvest

Rice yield is likely to dwindle to some extent in eight districts of Rajshahi division during this Boro season due to bad weather during the harvest period, officials and farmers said.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Akib’s fishing baits being exported to Asia and Europe

H Ataur Rahman Akib started fishing when he was four and he was largely focused on his hobby and making baits until 2018.