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Crab farming recoups loss at virus infested BD shrimp farms

$26.81 lakh earned in five months from crab export KHULNA, DECEMBER 03- The shrimp farmers here who counted suffered repeated losses due to virus attacks in farms and natural disasters are now showing greater interest in crab cultivation as it has proved to be more profitable than shrimp and its demand in the international market is on the rise. Read More »

A $650 mn pledge aimed at eradicating extreme hunger by 2030

By Thalif Deen UN, Nov 22 2019 (IPS) – When a coalition of international donors pledged more than $650 million to provide assistance to over 300 million smallholder farmers in developing countries, the primary aim was to help increase agricultural and livestock production besieged by droughts, floods and other natural disasters triggered by climate change– mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and ... Read More »

Teaching nutrition with comics

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is working to harness the power of storytelling by launching a comic book project to teach nutrition to adolescents in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Read More »

Thai food festival at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka, November 2019 – Amari Dhaka is bringing the festive tastes of Thailand for Dhaka city dwellers and food enthusiasts. Prepared by Thai culinary maestro and Amari’s newly appointed new Thai Chef Nong from 21st till 30th November 2019 at Amari Dhaka. Read More »

Innovator Barbara Stinson World Food Prize body President

November 12, 2019 – (Des Moines, IA) – The World Food Prize Foundation, the foremost international organization recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world, announced today that Barbara Stinson has been named President of the organization, effective January 4, 2020. Read More »

Food waste in tourism bigger issue than previously thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognised and can be estimated and calculated, but as the tourism industry is becoming more and more diverse, so are the sources ... Read More »

Fish consumption up, price down in BD for ‘blue revolution’

Dhaka, Oct 27 – Bangladesh’s recent aquaculture growth has defied predictions so much that it deserves to be called a “Blue Revolution.” Even though aquaculture has enabled over 2 million Bangladeshis to escape poverty from 2000-2010, the country’s fisheries policy has yet to adapt to these changes. Creating greater access to fish as a source of nutrition among poor households ... Read More »