Three crises converge to unsettle flour market

Tight supply and higher prices of wheat has driven flour prices to go up

Analysis / Global 2024 staple food supplies to be strained by dry weather, export curbs

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Russia, Ukraine now major sources of wheat for Bangladesh

Russia and Ukraine have become major sources of wheat for Bangladesh after India’s ban of its shipment, thanks to a United Nations and Turkey brokered grain deal that allowed moving the cereal from Ukraine over the Black Sea. 

Wheat cultivation prospect in south brightens

Farmers in Patuakhali have successfully cultivated wheat through a method known as relay cropping, raising hopes that lands left fallow during the dry season can now be used for growing the cereal grain.

Wheat acreage expands on record prices

Farmers, buoyed by soaring prices of flour in the domestic market because of the decline in imports, have brought more areas under wheat cultivation this season in a welcoming development.  

Ex-Vegan Bear Grylls is now 'Against Vegetables'

Once a strong advocate for the vegan lifestyle, Bear Grylls revealed that he longer supports the lifestyle he once led religiously. The bravest man on television revealed in a recent interview that he is actively ‘against’ eating nuts, grains, wheat and vegetables after they negatively impacted his health.

Russia offered to export 2 lakh metric tons of wheat to Bangladesh

Russia has already given offer to export two lakh metric tons of wheat to Bangladesh, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder told the parliament today (June 23, 2022).

Bangladesh seeking wheat from Russia, officials say

Bangladesh is trying to secure wheat supplies from Russia in a government-to-government deal after its biggest supplier India restricted exports of the grain last month to contain local prices, government and trade officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

‘India to allow wheat export’

Nearly a fortnight after deciding to curb wheat supplies abroad, India today said it would continue to allow the export of the crop to neighbouring and vulnerable countries.

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

Take back Brazilian wheat if returned, HC tells govt

The High Court orders the government to take back wheat imported from Brazil if any department or organisation wants to return as criticism continues over its quality.

July 7, 2015
July 7, 2015

Wheat shown in media not same as imported: Food minister

The picture of insect-infested wheat appearing in newspapers is not the wheat imported from Brazil, Food Minister Qamrul Islam claims.

June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015

Report on edible status of Brazil wheat: HC

High Court asks the government to report in three days whether the wheat imported from Brazil is fit for consumption.

June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015

Maya, Qamrul should resign: TIB chief

The ministers for relief and disaster management and food should resign willingly over corruption allegations, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) says.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Writ challenges wheat imported from Brazil

Writ filed with the High Court challenges legality of import and distribution of “substandard” wheat from Brazil worth Tk 400 crore.

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.

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