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Category archives for: Organic agriculture

Organic Farming Brings A Breath of Fresh Air in Kashmir

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Dhaka, 6 August, 2020: When Insha Rasool came back to Kashmir after working as a research scholar in South Korea, she was inclined to work independently and start something of her own. A pass-out of Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru, Insha started Home Greens, an organic farm, on her family land. “I come from human science […]

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

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Dhaka, 29 July, 2020: Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with a population of over 165 million and a projected population, based on current growth trends, of well over 200 million by 2050.  This demographic burden places tremendous economic, social and environmental strain on the country and dramatically affects its ability to […]

Facing Covid-19 challenges with agriculture

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Dhaka, 16 June, 2020: Plagues and epidemics have ravaged humanity throughout its existence, often changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations. Over the last century quite a number of plagues, epidemics have pulverised the human race. The Spanish Flu (1918-1920), Asian Flu (1957-1958), H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic (2009-2010) are […]

PPP to boost organic agriculture in Mahaweli

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Dhaka, 2 July, 2020: Agriculture Minister issues Gazette notification demarcating boundaries of area to be used for farming in 3,600 ha in Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Mahaweli ‘F’ zone  Area declared as green organic zone, free from agro-chemical, pesticide use Program to be implemented under public-private partnership Products to be supplied to local and foreign markets under ‘Mahaweli […]

Macon County organic farmer cultivates ambitions with ag startup

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Dhaka, 27 June, 2020: Lifetime Natural Organic Farm, which includes about 25 acres of raised-bed bio-intensive organic vegetables, this year invested an additional $500,000 to increase plantings and seek new business. The move, which brought the farm’s total capital investment to $1 million, is paying off in a big way. Lifetime, already a supplier to Whole […]

Bangladesh’s floating gardens – a global farming heritage

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Dhaka, 22 June, 2020: These pictures of floating gardens shot in Barisal’s Banaripara is a testament that how farmers in Bangladesh, through various adaptive and coping mechanisms, are staying productive and facing the challenges of climate change effectively Farmers in some parts of Bangladesh have developed floating gardens in which plants can be grown on […]

Vegetable farming on floating beds gets popular in Sylhet

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Dhaka, 12 June, 2020: Vegetable farming on floating beds made of water hyacinth and bamboo in waterbodies or ponds, has drawn huge response from farmers in different areas of Sylhet district . This method of vegetable cultivation is gaining popularity among farmers as it requires less fertilizer and pesticides. Besides, the demand for these vegetables […]

Overuse of chemical fertilizers threatens Kushtia soil fertility

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Dhaka, 31 May, 2020: The district was always acclaimed for its fertile soil and high productivity with a recent trend of overusing chemical fertilizers instead of organic ones, to grow larger batches of crops, thus ruining  the soil Cultivating with chemical fertilizers is increasing crop production in Kushtia but threatens the fertility of the soil […]

Organic guava farming brings healthy returns

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Dhaka, 20 May, 2020: Guava cultivation is gaining popularity among farmers in the eight upazilas of Jashore district for repeated abundant yield and fair prices.Sources said, a good number of farmers have shifted to guava farming as the fruit brings healthy returns. Over 935 hectares of land have been brought under guava cultivation this season, […]

Rice-fish farming system in India is in urgent need of conservation and promotion

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Dhaka, 16 May, 2020: Rapid human population growth poses many challenges, especially food shortages, malnutrition, limited means of irrigation and shrinking land resources besides deteriorating environmental quality. Sustainable intensification of agricultural production systems is needed today to address the ever-increasing pressure on food and the environment. Rice, an important food grain, roughly feeds 50 per […]

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