food security

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Coping with the twin shocks of inflation and depleting forex reserves

Dealing with these two major challenges is essential for macroeconomic stability

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

How erratic weather has affected our food production

More investment is needed in research work to understand the dynamics and impact of loss and damage in climate-vulnerable communities.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

OMS rice sale at subsidised prices a welcome move

OMS rice sale at subsidised prices will bring some relief to the poor

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

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).

December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

How can we tackle climate change and food shortage in Asia?

Climate change and food security issues are multifaceted and transcend national boundaries.

June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020

Future of food security: How social enterprises are keeping up during Covid-19

When the shutdown in Bangladesh was announced on March 23, agricultural activities were not included in the closure. But now as similar lockdowns in exporting-countries are being prolonged, fears have begun to grow about a possible food crisis.

October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

Gulf crisis broadens definitions of food security

Food security has taken on a new dimension almost five months into the Gulf crisis that pits a UAE-Saudi alliance against Qatar and for which there is no resolution in sight.

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.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Middlemen take it all

In a seminar on food security and media's role, representatives from the government and other stakeholders discussed the problems...

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

Working towards a better economic future

The good news is that Bangladesh is making progress in terms of gender equality, poverty reduction and promotion of maternal and child health. The bad news is that the overall participation of women in the labour force remains at a scant 36 percent.