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How Can ‘Aquaponics’ Farming Help Create Sustainable Food Systems?

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Dhaka, 4 May, 2021: Global Citizens everywhere are increasingly recognizing the need for more sustainable career options to increase global food security. According to a 2020 report from UNICEF on the state of food security and nutrition in the world, almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, or 8.9% of the world population. This is due, […]

There’s a new ‘organic’ food that fights global warming

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Dhaka, 26 April, 2021: Regenerative farming relies on crop rotation and leaving the ground as undisturbed as possible The pandemic turbocharged many trends that were already underway when the coronavirus struck the US early last year. One of them was consumer demand for food labelled "organic," as shuttered restaurants and lockdowns forced many to see […]

The era of urban farming

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Dhaka, 6 April, 2021: Mujibor Rahman (not his real name), an expatriate living in the Middle East for the last 15 years, returned to his home-country in May last year due to the economic fallout in the country of his employmentand the subsequent termination of his job. Rahman, already in his late 50s, worked as […]

Organic vegetable farming favours Gaibandha man

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Dhaka, 28 March 2021: Saidur Rahman is a village doctor by profession. But he was struggling to make ends meet with the money he earned by serving the people of Ramnatherbhita village in Gaibandha Sadar upazila. Years back, to find a way out, he started growing rice on the one bigha land that he owns. […]

The era of urban farming

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Dhaka, March 21, 2021: Mujibor Rahman (not his real name), an expatriate living in the Middle East for the last 15 years, returned to his home-country in May last year due to the economic fallout in the country of his employmentand the subsequent termination of his job. Rahman, already in his late 50s, worked as […]

Bangladesh: Poison-free vegetables being produced in five Cumilla villages

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Dhaka, 10 March, 2021: Poison- free vegetables are being produced in the crop fields of five villages of Elliotganj South Union in Cumilla's Daudkandi upazila. About 1,200 metric tonnes of vegetables will be produced from the fields this season. This is the lone union in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions where poison -free vegetables have been […]

Revitalising Bangladesh’s agriculture sector

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Dhaka, 4 March, 2021: Agriculture has consistently been the largest sector in Bangladesh, as in several other developing economies. About 50 percent of the population are employed in this sector and about 70 percent people overall depend on agriculture for their livelihood. A significant proportion of the poor relies on agriculture as the key source […]

Organic farming brings smile to Kalapara farmers

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Dhaka, 28 February, 2021: Farmers in 15 villages of Nilganj union in Patuakhali's Kalapara upazila had no other choice but to produce just a single variety of crop in a year due to salinity in the cultivable land. Rest of the time of the year, they used to catch fish or work as day labourers. […]

Is floating agriculture a nature-based solution?

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Dhaka, 18 February, 2021: Farmers of the south-central districts of Bangladesh, namely Barishal, Gopalganj, Madaripur, and Pirojpur, have been practicing floating agriculture for decades, if not centuries. But over the last two decades, this indigenous, wetland-based agrosystem has turned into something of a "climate celebrity". During monsoon months, floating beds are traditionally made with compactly […]

How a Bangladeshi woman scripted a success story in vermi venture

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Dhaka 2 February, 2021: ‘Vermicompost improves the fertility conditions of soil by increasing the availability of nutrients for plants, in turn increasing the farm production’ In 2016, she started small—out of the same premises she lives with her family—more of an experiment than a business. Today, Nasrin Sultana, a resident of Jhikargachha upazila's Barbakpur village, […]

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