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Category archives for: Food security

Developing profitable rice production for food security


Dhaka, 4 April 2021: Despite achievements in the nutrition sector, the country is still facing many forms of malnutrition. Can producing a variety of rice ensure food security for Bangladesh? Diving into the issue, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) presented their research with their new upcoming rice varieties at the Gobeshona Global Conference under the […]

Food security deteriorated in Bangladesh: FAO


Dhaka, 21 March, 2021: United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has placed Bangladesh in a list of countries that require external assistance for food to brave "severe localised food insecurity". The list includes 45 countries, including nine Asian countries. Economic constraints due to effects of Covid-19, monsoon floods and high prices of staple foods […]

Revitalising Bangladesh’s agriculture sector


Dhaka, 4 March, 2021: Agriculture has consistently been the largest sector in Bangladesh, as in several other developing economies. About 50 percent of the population are employed in this sector and about 70 percent people overall depend on agriculture for their livelihood. A significant proportion of the poor relies on agriculture as the key source […]

Is floating agriculture a nature-based solution?


Dhaka, 18 February, 2021: Farmers of the south-central districts of Bangladesh, namely Barishal, Gopalganj, Madaripur, and Pirojpur, have been practicing floating agriculture for decades, if not centuries. But over the last two decades, this indigenous, wetland-based agrosystem has turned into something of a "climate celebrity". During monsoon months, floating beds are traditionally made with compactly […]

Gender Equality and Food Security in Rural South Asia: A Holistic Approach to the SDGs


Dhaka, 5 January, 2021: Globally, nearly 690 million people were hungry in 2019. Though the number of people who experience hunger in Asia has declined since 2015, the continent still accounts for more than half of the world’s hungry, or undernourished, at approximately 381 million people. Working toward Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2), “Zero Hunger,” will require […]

Bangladesh needs to better soil health for future food security


Dhaka, 21 December, 2020: Maintaining biodiversity of soil is a must to ensure future food security, experts observed at a seminar on Saturday. To raise food output for a growing population, maintaining good health of soil is an indispensible part of agricultural practice, they viewed. The experts came up with the opinions at the seminar […]

Agriculture Secy: BADC working to ensure food security


Dhaka, 12 November, 2020: BADC seeds need to be more accessible to farmers, the agriculture secretary said Agriculture Secretary Md Mesbahul Islam said Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) will be working to ensure food security in the country and also contribute to the outside world.  He said: "Apart from agricultural production, we want to ensure […]

Experts: Adequate supply of food in Bangladesh


Dhaka, 8 October, 2020: At least 11 million tons of potatoes was cultivated in the current season, which can feed the country for another 11 months Experts on Monday said that there was sufficient supply of rice, wheat, potatoes, lentils and maize in Bangladesh. Additionally, they also said that the stock of rice could meet […]

How do we ensure food security in post-pandemic Bangladesh?


Dhaka, 9 September, 2020: Bangladesh is a service sector led economy, where 52.8 percent of the GDP comes from the service sector, followed by 29.6 percent from industry and 12.6 percent from agriculture. Since independence, the contribution of agriculture to GDP has been decreasing with time. That does not mean that the volume of agriculture […]

Flood damages Tk 13.23b crops


Dhaka, 21 August, 2020: A farmer inspects a papaya fruit tree in a farmland totally damaged by the recent flood at Binadangi of Singair upazila of Manikganj district on Wednesday. — Sony Ramany The ongoing flood has damaged crops worth about Tk 13.23 billion of over 1.2 million farmers in 37 districts between June 25 […]


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