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Irrigation crisis hits Boro farming in Rangpur

Irrigation on 60,500 hectares of Boro land under the Teesta Barrage project area is facing setback in the current season due to abnormal fall of water flow in the Teesta following unrestrained withdrawal of water at the upstream of the river in India. Sources at the Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB) said the flow of water was recorded 600 cusec ... Read More »

Crop research instt (ICRISAT) chief gets biotech special award

Hyderabad, India  – In recognition of his relentless efforts to improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder farmers is Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Dr William Dar, Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), was conferred the prestigious Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) Special Award 2014. Read More »

Food security thru sustainable agri in southern region urged

Agricultural experts at a programme have called for boosting agriculture for achieving food security and reducing malnutrition through increased environmentally sustainable agriculture production in the country’s southern region. Addressing a seminar organised by BRAC at its Mohakhali head office on Tuesday, they said salinity, water logging, lack of proper irrigation facilities and natural disasters are hampering agriculture in the region, ... Read More »

Agri officials for reintroducing Aus paddy in northern districts

Dhaka – Rain-fed Aus should be reintroduced in the country’s northern region, where great stretches of land have turned fallow due to the depletion in levels of groundwater, observed officials on Tuesday. They also noted that the related research institutes in the country should focus more on the varietal development of Aus to improve its yield. The observations came at ... Read More »