Development Journalism

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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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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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

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

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