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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 »

Bumper production of mustard achieved in Gaibandha

A bumper production of mustard has been achieved in all the seven upazilas of the district during the current Robi season. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set a target to cultivate quality mustard on 7,244 hectares of land.Later, the cultivation target fixed by the department was exceeded and finally, a total of 7,820 hectares were brought under the farming ... Read More »

Transplantation of Boro seedlings progressing fast in Gaibandha

Transplantation of Boro seedlings has been progressing fast in all the seven upazilas in the district during the current Boro season amid much enthusiasm to the farmers to get desired yield. Office sources said the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set a plan to bring 1,25,325 hectares of land under the cultivation this year with the production target of ... Read More »