food crisis

Millions of Afghans go hungry as winter cold bites

Thousands of people are still sleeping in tents in Herat province after successive earthquakes in October destroyed or rendered uninhabitable 31,000 homes.

Agri ministry takes Tk 7,214cr project

The agriculture ministry is planning to take up a Tk 7,214 crore project to promote crop diversification and ensure food safety, aiming to gradually reduce the country’s dependency on imports. 

Bangladesh needs proper policies to combat a food crisis

Dr Fahmida Khatun speaks to us regarding how Bangladesh can shield itself from a possible food crisis.

'Global cereal prices stable for two weeks' 

The agricultural and cereal price indices remained stable over the past two weeks and are currently one percentage higher compared to two weeks ago, said the Food Security Update of the World Bank.

“Stop war, stop politics with food”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (October 17, 2022) once again called for stopping the Russia-Ukraine war blaming the conflict for disrupting the global food supplies leading to increased cost of food.

World Food Day / Cultivate all fallow lands to avert food crisis, PM urges

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to raise food production and bring fallow lands under cultivation to protect Bangladesh from the brunt of looming food crisis worldwide.

What should be Bangladesh’s food security strategy?

The rapid increase in global food prices in recent months have put many countries including Bangladesh in a crisis.

India likely to consider limiting rice export

India is now likely to consider imposing restrictions on rice export in a bid to ensure adequate availability in the domestic market and prevent a rise in prices, sources said.

Rains, floods batter Boro cultivation

Natural calamities, including the recent flash floods in haor areas caused by heavy rain amid cyclone Ashani, have damaged the production of 78,987 tonnes of boro rise this season, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017

Going regional to tackle local food crisis

The food security situation in Bangladesh has been in troubled waters all through the year. The metaphor stands true in the literal sense as well, since the recent threats to food security are largely a result of the damage caused by two successive floods: the flash flood during April and the monsoon flood since late June.

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Violence, food crisis set off fresh exodus

An estimated 12,000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh yesterday as severe food crisis and violence in Myanmar have triggered a fresh exodus. Besides setting fire to Rohingya homes in Rakhine State, the Myanmar army and local Buddhists are burning shops, markets and even crops fields, claimed the newly arrived refugees.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Hunger stalks life in remote Thanchi

The very existence of indigenous people deep inside Thanchi upazila of Bandarban remains shrouded in dense jungle; local representatives and other authorities remember them on rare occasions, like elections, and seldom pay heed to their problems.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

Why food crisis in Thanchi?

The report in this paper, carrying the news of a large number of families in near starving condition in Thanchi upazilla of Bandarban is grim as well as shocking.

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