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Locust Attack in Teknaf ?

M Zahidul Haque ENTOMOLOGISTS said that the insects which attacked some house’s yards in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar is not locust but a locust-like insect, may be a species of the grasshopper family; some opined a Bombay, India origin. However, the damage caused by these insects is no less than those caused by locust swarms. They devoured leaves and twigs of ... Read More »

Addressing the effects of COVID-19 on Bangladesh agriculture

Prof. Dr. Md. Sekender Ali The Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a crisis of a completely different magnitude and it requires a response of unprecedented scale. Public and private Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) of Bangladesh should come together to respond to the immediate threats of the agricultural system to overcome the effects of COVID-19. Read More »

Biodiversity & Agriculture: Nature’s Matrix & Conservation

By Angus Wright, Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer OAKLAND, California, Feb 18 2020 (IPS) – When we were children, a long auto trip would require a stop every hour or so to clean the windshield of the insects that had been intercepted. Today’s windshields are spared this indignity—a convenience for motorists but a terrifying signpost of danger for the well ... Read More »

Farmers benefiting from “BAU Soil Testing Kit”

Mymensingh, Feb 08 – Farmers are benefiting from the use of “BAU Soil Testing Kit”, a special soil testing device developed by the Soil Science department of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). It measures the soil quality of the cultivated land and the amount of fertilizer to be required. Farmers of different areas in Mymensingh district are already delighted to see ... Read More »

Food security and nutrition: ‘Organic is the Future’

By Sapna Gopal HIMALAYAS, India, Jan 30 2020 (IPS) – Vandana Shiva, a pioneer of organic farming in India, is incensed by the 2019 draft law to compulsorily register all seeds used by farmers. On a wintry afternoon, at her farm Navdanya in the Himalayan foothills, the noted ecologist spoke on the future of the organic farming movement in India. Read More »

Loss of biodiversity causes yield reduction

Over the past half-century, the need to feed a growing world population has led to markedly expanded and intensified agricultural production. This transformation has led to the degradation of the global environment. The loss of biodiversity can disrupt key ecosystem services to agriculture, such as crop pollination and biological pest control, which underpin the final provisioning service of crop production. Read More »

15 Children’s Books Celebrating the Power of Food and Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg If you browse the food shelves at a bookstore or local library, you’ll probably find an important selection of cookbooks, memoirs, and journalistic investigations into our food system. Maybe you’ll recognize the names of the authors. One thing stands out: Many of these books are geared toward adults — and we need to include children in the conversation ... Read More »

সাভারে ছাদ বাগানের গাছকাটা নারী আটক

সাভার, ২৩ অক্টোবর – সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যম ফেসবুকে সাভারের এক নারীর গাছকাটার ভিডিও ব্যাপকভাবে সমালোচিত হওয়ার ২৪ ঘণ্টা না পেরুতেই অভিযুক্ত খালেদা আক্তার লাকী নামী ওই নারীকে আটক করেছে পুলিশ। Read More »

Five gardens win AIPH grand awards At EXPO 2019 Beijing

The award ceremony of the International Competition at Expo 2019 Beijing took place on 8th October, after the closing of the six-month-long AIPH approved A1 World Horticultural Exhibition. At the ceremony, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) awarded five gardens an AIPH Grand Award. Read More »