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Category archives for: Organic agriculture

Organic farming gets all the hype, but it doesn’t feed the world

Natural does not mean non-toxic or safe. Synthetic does not mean toxic or harmful. Organic farmers are permitted to use pesticides and herbicides. Organic produce should be washed before it’s eaten. Conventional or organic, we’re all farmers. In June, the federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced a $992,131 investment in the Canadian Organic Trade Association […]

Organic farming makes Majid a pioneer

He makes pesticides with natural ingredients and organic fertiliser with the compost of cow dung, water hyacinth and other plants. He takes these to the farmers in the fields, recommending that they to use this fertiliser and pesticide instead of chemical fertiliser and toxic pesticides. He makes the farmers aware of the benefits of organic […]

Organic farmers association in Kerala wins international award for innovative farming

The Organic Medal of Honour was given by a Chinese municipality in association with IFOAM Asia in South Korea.  The Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi, a 25-year-old organic farmers group in Kerala, has won global recognition for their efforts in innovating organic farming. The association is one of the two winners of the Organic Medal of […]

Pesticides still being applied on mangoes

Anwar Ali A number of mango growers are spraying toxic pesticides on their orchards in Rajshahi region, despite a High Court order to deploy police in the areas to prevent the harmful practice. Following the order delivered on April 9, local administrations of Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi, Natore and Naogaon have begun monitoring the orchards. But the […]

‘Organic village’ of female farmers

This year's theme of International Women's Day — “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” aptly fits with the achievement of women farmers at Maheshwarchanda village in Jhenidah's Kaliganj upazila, where the change-makers' innovative steps help promote gender equality and women's empowerment. Kaliganj is very rich in agricultural diversity. Walking beside the Chitra river, one […]

Organic farming’s growth only part of answer to food sustainability

While only a tiny proportion of the world’s agricultural land is devoted to organic farming, some argue that it punches above its weight in contributing to more sustainable farming practices. “Its influence goes far beyond the 1 per cent of land that is managed organically,” says Verena Seufert, assistant professor at the Institute for Environmental […]

Homemaker to trendsetter

Once a homemaker, Rina Begum is now revered as an agricultural trendsetter in her village Mamudpur in Tangail. The 48-year-old has been into organic farming for over a decade. Rina is fondly known as “the model farmer” in her locality. Through hard work and dedication, she has been leading “poison-free” agriculture in the area. She […]

Organic vegetable farming brings smiles to farmers of Gopalganj, Pirojpur

With organic farming, farmers have been able to avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers in Gopalganj and Pirojpur districts are enjoying the cultivation of safe vegetables in the front and backyards of their homes throughout the year using only organic methods. Safe vegetables are healthy for the human body, and more flavorful as well.  That […]

Use of vermicompost fertilizer increases in Tangail farmlands

Farmers are making more profits through this with less expenditureThe use of biological or vermicompost fertilizer has increased in Delduar upazila in Tangail district. As a result, this compost will revive the quality of the soil and help produce chemical-free crops and fruits. Thus, farmers are making more profits with less expenditure. Crops produced using […]

Avoid using excessive pesticide in vegetable farming: Khasru

Dhaka, Jan 26 (UNB) – State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru on Saturday urged farmers to avoid excessive use of pesticide in vegetable farming as well to be refrained from marketing premature vegetables. The minister came up with the call while visiting the three-day-long National Vegetable Fair 2019 at Krishibid […]

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