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Artificial insemination boosts livestock output

Livestock sector has an immense role in ensuring food security, nutrition and overall socio-economic development. Its contribution to the GDP is 2.51% and the growth is 3.39%. Even after facing many difficult barriers, livestock sector is moving ahead. Continue Reading

Efforts on to check wheat blast ahead of next season

Wheat fields in the country’s eight southern districts were affected with ‘wheat blast’, a disease caused by fungus, in February this year. There was no option but to burn all the affected wheat fields. Continue Reading

Beef breed Brahman raises hope of meat supply boost

Eid-ul-Azha is around the corner. The Qurbani haats (markets selling sacrificial animals) are already abuzz with activities amid the presence of buyers and sellers. The cows that reach the market are mostly reared in farms around Bangladesh. Throughout the year, cattle farmers concentrated more on fattening in organic and natural methods. Now the customers are more aware about the effects of antibiotics, artificial growth promoters and harmful chemicals. Everyone is looking for the cow that has been reared organically. Even the farmers are now more cautious and they are concerned.  Continue Reading

Belgian Blue can meet demand for cow meat

The day was the 7th of June, 2016 when I arrived in the country of glass. But glass was not my concern. I wanted to see something related to my work. I will try to pass on to the readers my curiosity for visiting the ‘glass-country’. Continue Reading

August 25, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Four crops a year, boon for farmers

Four crops a year, boon for farmers

Dear readers, a few days back I went to Jhakuapara of Gaibandha, a district in the country’s northern region. There, the landscape is different; some lands are higher and some low. On the relatively high lands farmers are cultivating a local variety of Aus, known as Parija. These farmers are cultivating four varieties of crops in a year. Continue Reading

Cuchia, rise of a new hope

Even though, this fish looks like a snake, in reality it’s not a snake. Neither has it had any feature of a snake. In many countries, cuchia (eel) has great demand as a tasty fish. But, I must remind my readers, it’s not an electric eel as well. Continue Reading

Fish breeding declines in Halda

Dear readers, a few days back I went to the bank of the Karnafuli River, near the old bridge at Chittagong’s Kalurghat. Note that Karnafuli flows ahead this way to the Bay of Bengal. The canal that started from the left of Karnafuli is Halda River. Continue Reading

Henna shows the colour of life

During the end of the holy month of Ramadan, I went to Savar’s Shamlashi Bhakurda Union to see mehendi (henna) cultivation. Continue Reading

June 26, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Quality control, sound transport system key to veg export success

Quality control, sound transport system key to veg export success

At the wholesale market in the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, it’s possible to buy fruit and vegetables from around the world. But on a 2014 visit I was shocked to discover not a single Bangladeshi vegetable available, despite the strong demand for Bangladeshi vegetables in several countries including the UK; despite some vegetable export success. Continue Reading

June 13, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Handmade muri in high demand during Ramadan

Handmade muri in high demand during Ramadan

Exports promise bright economic prospects

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