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December 29, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Boithakata floating market adds spice to life

Boithakata floating market adds spice to life

Dear readers, a few days back I went to the southern part of Bangladesh. A floating market in Pirojpur’s Boithakata, selling diversified agricultural products including seedlings, and even fuels, on boats, specially attracted my attention. Continue Reading

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

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

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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Tangail villages set laudable example of organic farming

The whole country is now focused on growing more and more vegetables. There are some specific regions for cultivating vegetables. For example, Dainnya and Krishnapur in Tangail Sadar are famous for growing vegetables. Continue Reading

January 21, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on An unlikely patch of green in a grey mega city

An unlikely patch of green in a grey mega city

Sufia Akhter Jahan is passionate about her garden. Vegetables, fruits and herbs, she knows when each variety is thirsty or needs attention. She talks to the plants, sometimes gently strokes them to encourage growth. Continue Reading

January 11, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Gazipur floodplain fish project a great success

Gazipur floodplain fish project a great success

The night is dark, the weather cold. Through winter’s silence, I move
from Kashimpur in Gazipur towards Namabazar. The clock says it’s the
time when the world is supposed to rest, when people usually sleep. Continue Reading

September 27, 2015 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Healthy cow fattening good for livestock and consumers

Healthy cow fattening good for livestock and consumers

In the days before Eid-ul-Azha those in the know will make a special
trip to an unlikely destination: Ramergaon village in Munshiganj. There,
people will seek out three brothers: Binu Matbor, Abul Hossain and
Monir Hossain, who have established quite a reputation. The brothers are
renowned for selling quality cows. Continue Reading

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