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Category archives for: Organic agriculture

Aquaculture in Bangladesh: Farming without plunder

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Dhaka, 17 January, 2021: Aquaculture, or the farming of aquatic life such as molluscs, crustaceans and fish under controlled conditions, is a direct antithesis of commercial fishing which is often exploitative and destructive to natural ecosystems. By analysing the aquaculture industry of Bangladesh, the lessons learned can be applied to any society with a restorative […]

মাগুরায় মাত্রাতিরিক্ত সিসা থাকায় কৃষিপণ্য বর্জনের পরামর্শ

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ঢাকা, ২ জানুয়ারী, ২০২১: বারাশিয়া গ্রামের মাটি ও কৃষিপণ্যে অতিরিক্ত সিসার উপস্থিতি আছে। তাই সেখানে উৎপাদিত পণ্য পরিহারের পরামর্শ দিয়েছে প্রাণিসম্পদ বিভাগ। মাগুরা সদর উপজেলার বারাশিয়া গ্রামের মাটি ও কৃষিপণ্যের ১১টি নমুনা পরীক্ষায় মাত্রাতিরিক্ত হারে সিসার উপস্থিতি পাওয়া গেছে। এমন পরিস্থিতিতে প্রাণঘাতী সিসার বিষক্রিয়া থেকে মুক্তি পেতে সেখানকার খেতে উৎপাদিত কৃষিপণ্য খাদ্যতালিকা থেকে সরিয়ে নেওয়ার পরামর্শ […]

Grafting method increases tomato yields

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Dhaka, 10 December, 2020: A few days back, on a sunny November morning, I went to Tingaon village in Habiganj's Madhabpur upazila. The rural areas of the country have changed a lot, while some are in process. For example, farmers used to come to the field in early morning as farm work usually starts in […]

Youth engagement in agriculture in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 25 November, 2020: Agriculture has been the most significant sector in Bangladesh economy. This sector generated 38.58 per cent employment in 2019 as against the global average rate of employment of 26.86 per cent employment in agriculture (as a percentage of total employment). Agricultural production has increased in the last few years. However, due […]

Spinach bringing profit for Bogura farmers

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Dhaka, 12 November, 2020: Farmers are making a substantial profit from the early winter variety spinach in Bogura district thanks to a bumper yield and fair market price of the vegetable. They are selling each kilogram of spinach at Tk70 to Tk 90 in the retail market and at Tk 60 to Tk 65 in […]

Organic food is a ‘Human Right’, says leading food scientist

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Dhaka, 15 October, 2020: To stamp out pesticides from our fragile food systems is to protect those most prone to ill health, Friends of the Earth’s senior staff scientist, Kendra Klein explains to Yasmin Dahnoun. From seed to harvest, the food that arrives on our plates is far from its natural form. Whilst the majority of the population trust in farmers, supply […]

The remarkable floating gardens of Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 20 September, 2020: In the lowlands of Bangladesh, people are turning to a centuries-old form of hydroponics to keep afloat. Ripening squash, bitter gourd and okra loom over a mass of water hyacinth. Birds fly low over the surface of the water. Bijoy Kumar, a farmer in the low-lying Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, stands knee […]

Is Nepal ready for organic farming?

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Dhaka, 5 September, 2020: Jumping into organic farming immediately without having sufficient inputs and resources, technical services and pest and disease management solutions will be like running into the darkness. Although the modern production system has been found to solve food problem, it has created many other problems. The haphazard use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides has […]

Youth engagement in agriculture in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 31, August, 2020: Agriculture has been the most significant sector in Bangladesh economy. This sector generated 38.58 per cent employment in 2019 as against the global average rate of employment of 26.86 per cent employment in agriculture (as a percentage of total employment). Agricultural production has increased in the last few years. However, due to […]

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 […]

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