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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 »

Amitabh Bachchan pays off debt of 2100 farmers in Bihar

Amitabh Bachchan has been a part of several causes including tuberculosis campaigns and calamity fundraisers. He has time and again made big financial contributions towards families of martyrs and catastrophe stuck areas in the countries. Last year, he paid off the loans of over a thousand farmers in Bihar and this year again, Amitabh Bachchan came to the rescue of ... Read More »

Dhaka to restrict rice import to save farmers: Minister

Dhaka, May 19 – Though stopping rice import entirely is not possible, it can be restricted to save the country’s farmers, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday. “Both agriculture and farmers are the driving forces of the country. So, it’s the moral duty of the government to resolve their problems,” he said. The minister said this when media ... Read More »

Ensure fair paddy price: Farmers urge BD govt

Dhaka, May 18 – Farmers on Saturday urged the government of Bangladesh to save them by ensuring that they get a fair price for paddy. They made the call at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity. It was jointly organised with Bangladesh Auto Rice Mills Owners’ Association (BARMOA). Their demands included ‘identifying real farmers’, disbursing loan at two percent ... Read More »

Farmers’ nationwide sit-in on May 23 seeking fair prices

Dhaka, May 17 (UNB)- Bangladesh Krishak Samity (BKS) on Friday called a nationwide sit-in protest for May 23 in front of deputy commissioners’ offices seeking fair prices for farm produces. “We’ll call non-stop sit-in and nationwide road blockades next month if our demands are not met,” BKS General Secretary Sazzad Jahir Chandan told a human-chain in front of the Jatiya Press ... Read More »

Farmers asked to early harvest Boro paddy

Local office of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has issued a warning for early harvesting Boro paddy aiming to protect the leading food crop of the country from natural calamities. The DAE are disseminating warning messages through using miking in the Bogura district as natural disasters including thunderstorms, nor’westers may damage paddy. A total of 1,88,100 hectares of land have ... Read More »

Farmers produce 63,936 tonnes wheat in Rangpur region

BSS, Rangpur The farmers produced 63,936 tonnes of wheat after completing its harvest last week in all five districts under Rangpur agriculture region during the just-ended Rabi season. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) here told BSS a target of producing 78,418 tonnes of wheat from 23,763 hectares of land was fixed for the region this time. “The ... Read More »

Excellent litchi growth makes farmers happy in Rangpur region

The farmers are happy over excellent growth of tender litchi and expecting a plentiful production of the fruit with better profits in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region this season. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said outstanding blossoming in litchi trees followed by smooth formation of tender fruit amid favourable climatic conditions has made farmers hopeful ... Read More »

Farmers to produce 34 lakh tonnes Boro paddy in Rajshahi

Farmers have cultivated boro paddy on around 8.30 lakh hectares of land exceeding the target set by Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in eight districts under Rajshahi division during the current season. “We had fixed the target of bringing around 8.11 lakh hectares of land under the paddy farming but the growers cultivated the same on 8.30 lakh hectares creating ... Read More »

Record potato output: Fair rice make farmers happy in Rangpur Region

Farmers are happy after getting an all- time record production of over 23.20-lakh tonnes of potato and fair price this season and its trade is getting momentum now in Rangpur Agriculture Zone. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said farmers got quality seed, fertilisers and all assistance timely from officials of DAE and other agriculture related departments and ... Read More »