1d ago| Agriculture

Owning Non-Agri Land: Govt mulls a 40-bigha cap

The government is likely to limit the individual ownership of non-agricultural land to 40 bighas in an attempt to cope with the scarcity of farmland in the country.

2d ago| Agriculture

16 Northern Districts: Rising input cost worries Boro farmers

Saiful Islam has lately been busy preparing his five bighas of land to grow paddy. But he reckons he will have to spend Tk 25,000 more than he did last season for the cultivation as the cost of just about everything has gone up.

4d ago| Agriculture

Let's Talk on 'Smart Agriculture and Innovation' held at BAU

Young Bangla of Centre for Research and Information (CRI) recently hosted its policy forum Let's Talk on "Smart Agriculture and Innovation" at the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh.

Most traditional paddy varieties go extinct in Pirojpur

Once farmers of Pirojpur used to cultivate more than 50 varieties of paddy during Aman season. But currently, only five to six varieties exist as the rests appeared to have vanished, according to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).

Boro farmers getting Tk 170 crore incentive

The government is extending Tk 170 crore as incentive to boost cultivation and production of boro paddy.

Identify, take action against those responsible for hiking rice prices: JS body

Expressing resentment over the hike in rice prices despite high yields of paddy, the parliamentary standing committee on agriculture ministry today asked senior officials of the ministry to identify and take action against those responsible.

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

Nipa palm molasses, little-known but has immense potential

People have been producing molasses from nipa palm trees—popularly known as Gol Pata trees—for several years in different villages Kalapara upazila, including Nilganj, Nabipur, Mithaganj and Pakhimara.

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

Paddy varieties going extinct

Once farmers of Pirojpur used to cultivate more than 50 varieties of paddy during Aman season. But currently, only five to six varieties exist as the rest appear to have vanished, according to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).

December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022

Most traditional paddy varieties go extinct in Pirojpur

Once farmers of Pirojpur used to cultivate more than 50 varieties of paddy during Aman season. But currently, only five to six varieties exist as the rests appeared to have vanished, according to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).

December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Boro farmers getting Tk 170 crore incentive

The government is extending Tk 170 crore as incentive to boost cultivation and production of boro paddy.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Identify, take action against those responsible for hiking rice prices: JS body

Expressing resentment over the hike in rice prices despite high yields of paddy, the parliamentary standing committee on agriculture ministry today asked senior officials of the ministry to identify and take action against those responsible.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Northern farmers find hope in solar-powered irrigation

Life is easier now for Abu Taleb, 45, a potato farmer of Saddyo Puskuruni village in Rangpur. A year ago, high irrigation costs for diesel-run pumps, which he bore out-of-pocket, made it difficult for him to provide for his three children.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

Rice prices still high despite higher yield

Aman paddy harvesting season has begun, but the general mass is struggling to buy rice as the price of the staple food is still high in the local market.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Northern smile

The bumper yield of Aman paddy and good prices has brought big smiles to the faces of rice growers in six northern districts.

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.