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Jute yield, market price low in Faridpur

Faridpur district sees harvesting of jute by the growers in a flamboyant mood but its production, despite going beyond target, could not come up to the amount to satisfy them. Read More »

Bumper jute production, lower price frustrates farmers

RANGPUR, Aug 30, 2013 (BSS) – The farmers have become frustrated following lower market price despite getting bumper jute yield exceeding its production target in Rangpur Agriculture Zone this season, farmers and official sources said. Read More »

Farmers cultivating vegetables on water in Khulna

Growing vegetables on floating beds made of water hyacinth and beside the land of shrimp gher(field) has turned out to be a boon for farmer Nurul Islam Morol at Paikgacha upazila here. Read More »

Rajshahi jute growers deprive of fair price for middlemen

Since beginning of the harvesting season, the jute growers are being deprived of fair price due to dominance and malpractices by the middlemen and traders gang at different hats and bazars in the district. Read More »

T-Aman paddy cultivation target achieved in Gaibandha

Cultivation of T-Aman paddy, a high value crop, has been achieved in all the seven upazilas of the district during the current season with an expectation of bumper production. Read More »

Transplanted Aman farming target exceeds in Rangpur

Farmers have exceeded the fixed target of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) farming in Rangpur agriculture region by yesterday though the seedling transplantation process will continue till first week of September. Read More »

Aus harvest continues, bumper production in N-region forecast

Harvest of Aus paddy continues in full swing now predicting bumper production in northern Bangladesh this season, farmers, experts and officials in the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said. Read More »

Char people expecting huge profits selling sacrificial animals

Hundreds of people, mostly women, living in the remote char areas in ten northwestern riverine districts are expecting huge profits by selling their locally reared sacrificial animals before the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. Read More »

Mechanised application reduces 50pc urea consumption

Application of granular urea using mechanised devices reduces consumption of the fertiliser by 50 per cent to yield normal rice production saving farming cost side by side improving environment and ecology. Read More »

BMDA provides irrigation to 7.52 lakh hectares

The Barendra Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) has now been providing irrigation to 7.52 lakh hectares of farming fields including 2.61 lakh hectares of irri-boro land through operating 14,090 power-driven deep tubewells (DTWs) almost everywhere in the country’s northwest zone.  Read More »

Raise Voice to stop genetically modified Bt brinjal

The cultivation of genetically modified, or GM BT brinjal poses risks to the environment and possibly to human health, said speakers at a view exchange meeting on Saturday in the capital. Read More »

Family farming: Key to alleviating hunger and poverty

Chicago  – After decades of failed attempts to eradicate hunger, development agencies, international research institutions, non-profit organizations, and the funding and donor communities now see family farmers as key to alleviating global poverty and hunger. Recent estimates show that currently, 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty, and at least 870 million go to bed hungry every ... Read More »

Ribbon retting of jute not yet popular in Rangpur

Farmers have continued rotting their jute plants in all rivers and water bodies in the district causing pollution of water as ribbon retting method, a technology for rotting jute plants with less water to get quality fibre, is yet to gain popularity in the region. Read More »

Rangpur records bumper Haribhanga mango output

The farmers of Rangpur witnessed a bumper production of over 21,000 tonnes of the fibre-less, fleshy and tasty local variety Haribhanga mango worth over Taka 160 crore this year, official sources said here today. Read More »

Enhancing Aus cultivation amid adverse climate stressed

Experts at a crop cutting ceremony here yesterday stressed for popularising and enhancing Aus cultivation, mostly using rain water, under changed climatic conditions to attain food security. Read More »

Low prices frustrate potato growers in Bogra

The potato growers in Dupchanchia upazila of Bogra district have become frustrated due to low prices though the vegetable has grown abundantly this year. Read More »

Global crop yields fail to keep pace with demand

MEXICO CITY – The world is not increasing yields of major crops quickly enough to meet future food demands from an expanding population, presenting a “looming and growing agricultural crisis”, according to a study. Yields of maize, rice, wheat and soybean — responsible for providing 43 per cent of global dietary energy and 40 per cent of protein — must ... Read More »

Monsanto drops GM crop plan in EU

Biotechnology giant Monsanto is scrapping plans to win approval to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union. Read More »

The Many Benefits of Crop Rotation

From: Editor, ENN Crop rotation is a common farming practice where different series of crops are planted in the same area each sequential season. Planting different crops on the same piece of land has been used since Roman times and has been proven to improve plant nutrition, benefit soil health, and control the spread of disease. Read More »