Women behind silent agri revolution

International Women’s Day was observed throughout the world on March 8. The theme this year, set by the United Nations, is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” while another theme titled “Be bold for change” got popular in the social media. Continue Reading

February 12, 2017 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Heritage of coastal Bangladesh

Heritage of coastal Bangladesh

The southern part of Bangladesh is blessed by nature and its resources. A few days back, I went to Nilganj union of Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali. A village named Nabipur is famous for golpata (nipa palm) juice and gur (molasses). We can take pride on it as it’s one of the most important heritages of our southern Bangladesh. Continue Reading

January 28, 2017 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on A sojourn in the land of hilsa

A sojourn in the land of hilsa

The popular fish regains abundance after government steps to save jatka

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January 12, 2017 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Date palm juice, patali gur on decline

Date palm juice, patali gur on decline

The traditional six seasons of Bangladesh are losing their distinctive features in course of time. Now it’s January, the middle of winter. Along with foggy weather, a little cold is felt in the country’s rural areas, but the people of the mega cities can hardly feel it, thanks to the climatic changes impacted by global warming. Continue Reading

Young entrepreneur shows the way

Innovative and hard working Babul has made 10-acre bottle gourd farm at Hatiber jungle in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka

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Bean boon for farmers

Indiscriminate pesticide use continues in Meherpur, ignoring health risk

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Magic in fish farming on floodplains

Since the 80s of last century, fish farmers and entrepreneurs started commercial fish farming. Before that time, they merely had any idea about farming fish and getting financial benefit out of it. Continue Reading

October 22, 2016 Shykh Seraj Comments Off on Malta brings smile to growers

Malta brings smile to growers

Agri office says there are 300 malta orchards in Narsingdi

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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

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