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Category archives for: Organic agriculture

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


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?


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


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


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 […]



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


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


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


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


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 […]


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