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World News: Bangladesh
Bangladesh | 13 August 2015
Farmers coming back to wheat

Farmers are slowly returning to wheat cultivation, encouraged by higher yields and good prices in recent years, farmers and agricultural analysts said. Wheat acreage increased to 4.37 lakh hectares...

Bangladesh | 30 June 2014
Toxic poultry feed threatens Bangladesh’s poor

Bangladesh’s leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and the surrounding neighbourhood to toxic chemicals. And recent studies show that poultry feed produced from industry scraps ma...

Bangladesh | 6 June 2014
Bangladeshi farmers caught in row over $600,000 GM aubergine trial

Farmers growing a landmark genetically modified food crop in Bangladesh – Bt brinjal, or aubergine – have found themselves at the centre of a power struggle between the government and activists trying...

Bangladesh | 2 April 2013
Bangladesh strikes devastate rural farmers

Sidiqur Moyez' farm has not seen such tough times since the huge 1998 floods in Bangladesh wiped out his fruits. This time his crop is perfect. However, much of it is going to waste in the hot sun ...

Bangladesh | 24 August 2012
Bangladesh farmers caught in cycle of flood and debt

Seven-year-old Mili Begum knows her classroom like the back of her hand. She should, because she's been living in it for the past six weeks. The flood waters that surged through her village in the Sun...

Bangladesh | 25 June 2012
PM for strengthening ties with Vietnam in agriculture

Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina Sunday laid emphasis on strengthening ties between Bangladesh and Vietnam in different areas of agriculture, especially setting up agro-based industries in joint vent...

Bangladesh | 22 June 2012
Building capacity for sustainable agricultural growth

A five-day capacity-building training course on the theme of "conservation agriculture-based crop management" was conducted in Rajshahi recently, avowedly to increase food production in the face of mu...

Bangladesh | 3 May 2012
Subsidy to agriculture sector

Ballooning subsidies, particularly to the agriculture sector, during the current fiscal have created an unsettling effect on the government’s fiscal management. The government has been compe...

Bangladesh | 28 December 2011
3000 poultry culled over bird flu scare

Over 3,000 poultry were culled and 1,300 eggs destroyed at a poultry farm in Bangladesh following detection of the bird flu virus...

Bangladesh | 19 September 2011
Bangladesh to help make bird flu vaccine

Bangladesh will share a new strain of bird flu virus, identified as a possible pandemic threat...

Bangladesh | 28 August 2011
21,500 chickens culled in Chuadanga

As many as 21,590 hens infected with bird flu were culled at a poultry farm in Chuadanga.

Bangladesh | 9 May 2011
Ban poultry import from India say breeders

n the wake of bird flu ’outbreak’, poultry farm and hatchery owners have demanded a ban on import of chicks and eggs from India.

Bangladesh | 2 May 2011
Bangladesh: we don't need wheat from India

Bangladesh does not need Indian wheat as its granaries are full, its food minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said. This could disappoint India as it considers allowing exports after a bumper harvest...

Bangladesh | 25 March 2011
Bird flu costs million jobs in poultry sector

Over one million people have been rendered jobless in recent months as avian influenza...

Bangladesh | 23 March 2011
Bird flu costs Tk 2bn in 3 months

Avian influenza has cost the country’s poultry industry Tk 2 billion in the first three months of the current fiscal year.

Bangladesh | 15 March 2011
Girl found infected with bird flu

The first case of human infection of avian influenza or bird flu this year has been detected in Dhaka...

Bangladesh | 27 January 2011
Panic-buying to double rice imports

Bangladesh, South Asia’s biggest rice buyer, doubled its import target for this year to cool domestic prices that surged to a record...

Bangladesh | 10 December 2010
Crucial tests for shrimp exports to EU in March

EU team will visit fish farms and processing plants here to find out whether the country’s products match the quality required by European consumers.

Bangladesh | 10 December 2010
Arsenic threatens rice production

Cultivation of rice remains a dominant economic activity in rural Bangladesh and is key to sustaining food security.

Bangladesh | 2 December 2010
Short duration paddy farming sees huge success

Trial farming of the short-duration variety of paddy locally called ’Parija dhan’ being cultivated in the northern region has shown great potential in addressing food security and coping w...

Bangladesh | 28 November 2010
Farmers expect bumper bean yield in Pabna

Farmers of Pabna are expecting a bumper bean production during the current season as vast areas were brought under cultivation and weather remained favourable.

Bangladesh | 28 November 2010
Big plan to cultivate mustard in Gaibandha

An extensive plan has been taken to cultivate mustard in all the seven upazilas of the district during the current Rabi season.