International Biodiversity Day 2020: This year’s theme for UNGA occasion conceptualised in 1993 is ‘our solutions are in nature’ Renewable energy can be part of solution for Illinois Japan committed contribution to provide malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone Organic guava farming brings healthy returns করোনা: পরিচ্ছন্নতাকর্মীদের খবর রাখছেন না কেউ করোনা ভাইরাস: পরামর্শ বা উপদেশ করোনা ঠেকাতে ভিটামিন ডি Naga tribes of Myanmar face loss of land and forest under new law Protecting food security in Africa during COVID-19 মাস্ক-গ্লাভস বর্জ্য থেকে জীবাণু খাদ্যচক্রে প্রবেশ করতে পারে
Category archives for: Organic agriculture

Organic guava farming brings healthy returns


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


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 […]

BARI sees success in hydroponic farming in Chittagong


Dhaka, 7 May, 2020: During a recent visit to the research station, it was found that strawberry, tomato, capsicum and lettuce were being farmed in a netted house using the hydroponic method Bangladesh is a densely populated country where arable land is shrinking gradually, due to conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural use. Under such […]

China is going organic and emerging as a leader in sustainable agriculture

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It’s August and 38C outside a greenhouse on a fruit farm in suburban Nanjing, China. Inside the farmhouse, customers sample organic grapes and peaches. Ms. Wang, who owns the farm, carefully lifts the cover off a large bin of earthworms. She is raising thousands of them to produce organic fertilizer for her farm. Wang is […]

Brick kilns exhaust farmlands of topsoil in Panchagarh


Near about 500,000 to 1,000,000cft (Cubic Feet) topsoils are being used to make 3 to 4 million bricks every year Large-scale use of topsoil from vast areas of farmlands for brick manufacturing in Panchagarh has been inflicting catastrophic damage on agriculture as well the environment. Vast agricultural lands have been losing fertility as well as […]

Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief


Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told negotiators on Monday that as agriculture and food systems are “at the heart of the concept of sustainable development”, they are central to deliberations regarding the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, which is expected to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference in October. “Biodiversity is fundamental for ecosystems, for human beings, and is the basis of food diversity," said Mr. Qu, opening the […]

Farming Without Pesticides: How Can We Make Agriculture Greener?

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Hanging on a gate is a sign reading: "Potatoes — healthy and delicious." The slogan, to which the word "rare" could justifiably be added, is in line with Cornel Lindemann-Berk's philosophy of quality over quantity. "We don't have enough rain in the summer," he tells DW. "And since we don't want to water them, we've […]

2020 Gardening Trends: Sustainability is The Key


Gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Their forecast is based largely on market observations and feedback from people seeking information from Extension offices. Interest is […]

Organic farming in Southeast Asia

Organic farming in Southeast Asia

There is a growing interest in organic produce in Southeast Asia. In reaction to rapidly changing farming practices, organic farming is an alternative agricultural system that strives for sustainability, the enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity. The farming method of rotating crops and applying mulch to empty fields can stabilise soils and improve water retention.  Read […]

Malta farming sees success in Jashore


Delicious fruit malta sees successful cultivation in Keshobpur upazila of Jashore. Four years ago, Abdus Selim of Pathra village under Keshobpur upazila decided to grow organic malta on his land after learning that fruits grown with chemical fertilizers pose threat to human health. “I planted 200 plants of Bari-1 variety of malta on my two […]


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