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Five foods surprisingly high in sugar

We need to reduce our sugar intake, says a new campaign group. But some foods have a surprisingly high amount of sugar added to them. Action on Sugar has been launched to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks. The aim is to help people avoid “hidden sugars” and get manufacturers to reduce how much they ... Read More »

Farmers urged to farm flood tolerant paddy to avoid losses

Agri experts in a function here on Wednesday urged the farmers to cultivate flood tolerant paddy on the land of flood prone areas in larger scale to avoid the losses and help the country achieve food security. Read More »

Bangladesh’s Nauman wins Gusi Peace Prize

A Bangladeshi rights activist has been named as one of the winners of a Philippine-based international peace prize this year. AHM Nouman won the ‘Gusi Peace Prize International’ for his contribution “to poverty alleviation and humanitarianism”. Read More »

T-Aman farming exceeds target in Joypurhat

Farmers of the district are now expecting a bumper production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy in the district as they have already exceeded this year’s cultivation target of the crop. Read More »

Flood tolerant paddy farming increases in Gaibandha

Cultivation of flood tolerant paddies has increased in the district this year compared to the last year as the farmers are getting desired yield despite submerging the seedlings of the varieties for 10- 12 days. Read More »

Farmers Field Day programmes held in Chapainawabganj

A farmers’ gathering was held at the Baradadpur paddy filed premises in Gomostapur upazila and Nezampur village in Nachal upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Friday on the Farmers’ Field Day. Read More »

RAKUB disburses Tk 344.06-cr loan in N-W region

Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has disbursed around Tk 344.06 crore as loan to boost rural economy alongside employment generation in the country’s northwest region in the first four months of this current 2013-14 fiscal. Read More »

Harvest of short duration paddies completed in N-dists

The farmers have completed harvest of the short duration Aman paddies in the northern districts to get bumper production combating the seasonal lean period of Aswin and Kartik months this year, experts and officials said. Read More »

Bumper production of sugarcane expected in RSML zones

A bumper production of sugarcane planted in 2012-13 season is expected at eight sub-zones of Rangpur Sugar Mills Limited (RSML) as the plants of the sugarcane have grown well on the land. Read More »

DAE fixes 6.24 lakh tonne mustard production target

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has fixed a target of producing 6.24 lakh tonne mustard from 5.20 lakh hectares of land during this Rabi season in the country, official sources said. Read More »

AWD technology can bring benefit of Tk 5,500 cr annually

Expanded adoption of Alternate Drying and Wetting (AWD) irrigation technology while farming Boro crop can enhance rice production saving enormous underground waters to benefit the nation by Taka 5,500 crore annually. Read More »