Agriculture Minister

Smart agriculture with smart technology

Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017

Flood-hit farmers to get Tk 59cr

The government allocated a Tk 58.77 crore incentive for the flood-hit farmers of 64 districts so that they could recover the losses caused by the recent floods, said Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Smart agriculture with smart technology

Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

A culture of disdain for farmers

Most farmers in this country are cash-strapped but they are not by any means unsuccessful or less civilised than the rest of the community.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

Egypt's government resigns amid corruption probe

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his Cabinet resigns amid a corruption investigation that led to the arrest of the agriculture minister last week.

June 21, 2015
June 21, 2015

Rat damaged grains worth Tk 723cr in 2014-15 FY: Matia

Rats damaged food grains including paddy, rice and wheat worth over Tk 723 crore during the 2014-15 fiscal, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury tells parliament.

March 3, 2015
March 3, 2015

Foreign powers linked to violence: Matia

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury says foreign powers are behind the BNP-Jamaat's ongoing hartals, blockade and violence,