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Crab farming recoups loss at virus infested BD shrimp farms

$26.81 lakh earned in five months from crab export KHULNA, DECEMBER 03- The shrimp farmers here who counted suffered repeated losses due to virus attacks in farms and natural disasters are now showing greater interest in crab cultivation as it has proved to be more profitable than shrimp and its demand in the international market is on the rise. Read More »

Hydroponic farming gains ground in saline coastal region

KHULNA – Climate vulnerable households in the country’s costal region are showing interest in adopting soilless hydroponic farming system to grow vegetables to meet their nutritional demand. “We have already introduced the hydroponic agriculture in our locality as arable land is not adequate here to cultivate vegetables through conventional farming…salinity also affects vegetable farming here,” Ripon Kumar Mondal, chairman of ... Read More »

Organic farming changes life in Madaripur

Organic farming or chemical free farming has changed the lives of many like Kalachand Madbor, who once struggled to make the ends meet and provide for his family. Five years ago Kalachand, 70, and his family including his wife, three sons and two daughters fell on hard times. They migrated to the district town and planned to start vegetable farming. ... Read More »

39,200 farmers get incentives for Aush farming in Rajshahi

A total of 39,200 farmers got incentives of seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of Aush paddy on 39,200 bigha of lands in all eight districts under Rajshahi division in the current season. According to the officials of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), most of the beneficiary farmers were given seed of BRRIdhan-48, a drought tolerant paddy variety innovated by ... Read More »

Commercial banana farming gains ground in Rajshahi

With grassroots farers reaping a sound profit, commercial farming of banana has been gaining ground in the region including its vast Barind tract. Currently, the banana is being adjudged as one of the cash crops here. Though the farmers were dissatisfied over market price of the crop last year they are very happy this year with the sale proceeds. Mijanur ... Read More »

Strawberry farming makes many youths self-reliant in Rajshahi

Kawsar Habib, 32, has brought economic emancipation in his life through strawberry farming which has also enhanced his level of confidence to a greater extent. Habib, a resident of Kalupur village under Shibganj upazila in Chapai Nawabganj district, is now very much hopeful of making profit worth around Taka five to six lakh this season. “I have spent around Taka ... Read More »

Net house potato farming gains ground in Rajshahi

Potato farming through net house system for multiplying the tissue-culture based potato seed successfully has been gaining popularity in Rajshahi region. That opens up a new door in the cash crop farming. Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, a commercial farmer of Mollikpur village under Paba upazila, said number and acreage of the modern farming method has been enhanced significantly for the ... Read More »