News from Bangladesh

30-06-2014 08:18 AM
Toxic poultry feed threatens Bangladesh’s poor
Bangladesh’s leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and the surrounding neighbourhood to toxic chemicals. And recent studies show ...
06-06-2014 03:08 AM
Bangladeshi farmers caught in row over $600,000 GM aubergine trial
Farmers growing a landmark genetically modified food crop in Bangladesh – Bt brinjal, or aubergine – have found themselves at the centre of a power st...
02-04-2013 09:50 AM
Bangladesh strikes devastate rural farmers
Sidiqur Moyez' farm has not seen such tough times since the huge 1998 floods in Bangladesh wiped out his fruits. This time his crop is perfect. How...
24-08-2012 09:09 AM
Bangladesh farmers caught in cycle of flood and debt
Seven-year-old Mili Begum knows her classroom like the back of her hand. She should, because she's been living in it for the past six weeks. The flood...
25-06-2012 11:38 AM
PM for strengthening ties with Vietnam in agriculture
Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina Sunday laid emphasis on strengthening ties between Bangladesh and Vietnam in different areas of agriculture, especia...
22-06-2012 12:04 PM
Building capacity for sustainable agricultural growth
A five-day capacity-building training course on the theme of "conservation agriculture-based crop management" was conducted in Rajshahi recently, avow...
03-05-2012 07:25 AM
Subsidy to agriculture sector
Ballooning subsidies, particularly to the agriculture sector, during the current fiscal have created an unsettling effect on the government’s fi...
28-12-2011 13:05 PM
3000 poultry culled over bird flu scare
Over 3,000 poultry were culled and 1,300 eggs destroyed at a poultry farm in Bangladesh following detection of the bird flu virus...
19-09-2011 09:07 AM
Bangladesh to help make bird flu vaccine
Bangladesh will share a new strain of bird flu virus, identified as a possible pandemic threat...
28-08-2011 16:38 PM
21,500 chickens culled in Chuadanga
As many as 21,590 hens infected with bird flu were culled at a poultry farm in Chuadanga.
09-05-2011 08:21 AM
Ban poultry import from India say breeders
n the wake of bird flu ’outbreak’, poultry farm and hatchery owners have demanded a ban on import of chicks and eggs from India.
02-05-2011 09:32 AM
Bangladesh: we don't need wheat from India
Bangladesh does not need Indian wheat as its granaries are full, its food minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said. This could disappoint India as it con...
25-03-2011 09:02 AM
Bird flu costs million jobs in poultry sector
Over one million people have been rendered jobless in recent months as avian influenza...
23-03-2011 08:44 AM
Bird flu costs Tk 2bn in 3 months
Avian influenza has cost the country’s poultry industry Tk 2 billion in the first three months of the current fiscal year.
15-03-2011 07:35 AM
Girl found infected with bird flu
The first case of human infection of avian influenza or bird flu this year has been detected in Dhaka...
27-01-2011 08:35 AM
Panic-buying to double rice imports
Bangladesh, South Asia’s biggest rice buyer, doubled its import target for this year to cool domestic prices that surged to a record...
10-12-2010 20:04 PM
Crucial tests for shrimp exports to EU in March
EU team will visit fish farms and processing plants here to find out whether the country’s products match the quality required by European consu...
10-12-2010 20:02 PM
Arsenic threatens rice production
Cultivation of rice remains a dominant economic activity in rural Bangladesh and is key to sustaining food security.
02-12-2010 18:40 PM
Short duration paddy farming sees huge success
Trial farming of the short-duration variety of paddy locally called ’Parija dhan’ being cultivated in the northern region has shown great ...
28-11-2010 18:14 PM
Farmers expect bumper bean yield in Pabna
Farmers of Pabna are expecting a bumper bean production during the current season as vast areas were brought under cultivation and weather remained fa...
28-11-2010 18:00 PM
Big plan to cultivate mustard in Gaibandha
An extensive plan has been taken to cultivate mustard in all the seven upazilas of the district during the current Rabi season.