Asif finds success in muskmelon cultivation

A youth in Narsingdi has found success in commercial cultivation of muskmelon, also known as “Sammam”, an exotic fruit which orginated in the deserts of East Africa and Middle East.

1d ago

First consignment of 45.8 tonnes of hilsa sent to India

The export price was $10 a kilogramme

1d ago

Off-season watermelon shows prospect

Farmers in Sharankhola upazila are delighted by growing off-season varieties of watermelon, which is usually a summer fruit, thanks to the introduction of a new farming method.

2d ago

Turning the page

After finishing his MBA from a private university in 2017, Habib Khan, 32, landed a job in the garment sector in the same year. After four years in the much-coveted job, he was still struggling to support his family.

2d ago

79 firms to export 3,950 tonnes hilsa to India

The permission will remain in place until October 30

2d ago

Julfikar finds success in persimmon farming

Persimmon, a Japanese fruit variety, is being cultivated for the first time in the Jessore region, thanks to the favourable growing conditions.

1w ago

Green malta brings smiles to farmers

Farmers in Sylhet division have seen tremendous success from the cultivation of green malta in the fallow lands this year.

2w ago

Low price, high labour cost frustrate jute growers

Jute growers in different upazilas of the district are becoming frustrated due to fall in jute price and high labour cost this season.

2w ago

‘No more infrastructure on triple-cropping lands’

Land minister says at Dhaka Chamber's event

2w ago

Two more products now eligible for BB's green finance

The interest rate of the refinance scheme has been lowered to 5% from the previous 6%

3w ago

Tk 16.2 crore incentive for summer onion growers

The move comes when India imposes 40% export duty on onion

3w ago

Mango Export: Growers innovate farming practices

The rising quantity of mango exports has been changing the farming practices of the fruit in Rajshahi region as farmers are now opting for more chemical-free mango production, agriculturists say.

3w ago

New Indian duty unlikely to affect local rice market

Rice millers say Bangladesh has 'adequate' rice stock

3w ago

Bangladesh starts growing genetically-modified cotton

The variety, Bt cotton, will increase local cotton production by 7.5 times

3w ago

Jute production in Rangpur region: Farmers unhappy with low price

Maqbul Hossain, 65, a jute farmer of Gokunda village under Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila, cultivated Pratiman variety of jute on five bighas of land and produced 35 maunds of the golden fibre for a production cost of Tk 80,000.

4w ago

Turn Barind into export-focused agri hub: experts

Experts at a workshop in Rajshahi yesterday advocated for transformation of the Barind region from a rice bowl to an export-focused agricultural hub to save the declining water resources.

Bangladesh adopts GM cotton

Bangladesh released two varieties of a genetically modified (GM) cotton for domestic cultivation, aiming to increase yields and reduce import dependence. 

Onion prices go up after India slaps export duty

Although Bangladesh produces enough onion, a significant portion is imported each year to meet domestic demand