Faridpur Correspondent: Department of agriculture extension (DAE) has taken up a massive programme for cultivation of wheat in nine upazillas of the district during the current season.
Economic Correspondent: Bangladesh has produced around 34.449 million tons of rice, basis milled, in FY 2013-14 (July - June), up about 2.7% from around 33.833 million tons produced in FY 2012-13, according to provisional official estimates from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
Risingbd Desk, USA: At LittleBohemia Creek Farm, the tractor pretty much drives itself, weaving through rows of corn using GPS technology as it injects carefully dosed amounts of fertilizer.
PRAN arranged a training program for mango farmers at its agro factory in Natore recently.
Speakers at a workshop in the district have urged the farmers to use modern technologies in a bid to increase crops production.
Risingbd Desk, LUCKNOW
Veteran mango cultivator Padamshri Haji Kalimullah has developed a new variety of mango and named it ‘Namo aam’ after prime minister-designate Narendra Modi.
Risingbd Desk, Thouars, May 15
Corn farmers in the verdant plains of southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation -- a money- saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel.
Risingbd Desk, DHAKA, May 7: Rising levels of CO2 around the world will significantly impact the nutrient content of crops according to a new study.
Risingbd Desk, DHAKA, May 2: Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves.
Risingbd Desk, DHAKA, Apr 30: Tea prices in Bangladesh rose on Tuesday at the last auction of the current season, snapping a three-week run of declines, although a large volume remained unsold due to higher supplies of end-season poor grade leaf.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Apr 16: Syngenta Foundation Bangladesh and PRAN Agro Business Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Risingbd Desk, ROME, Apr 15: The United Nations warned yesterday of the potential "massive destruction" of the world`s $5.0-billion (3.6-billion euro) a year banana crop as a plant disease spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Apr 7: PRAN Dairy Limited and Land O` Lakes Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to boost the Bangladesh`s dairy sector.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Mar 26: Japan will provide a grant of US$2 million to develop innovative new crop insurance products for giving small-holder farmers of Bangladesh income protection from increasingly severe storms and natural disasters.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Mar 20: Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Thursday said that the government decided to buy 10 lakh tons of rice, one and half lakh tons of paddy and another one and half lakh tons of wheat from farmers in the country.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Mar 18: With theme ‘If you protect jatka, you will get hilsa for 12 months’ the ‘Jatka Conservation Week-2014’ began today and it will continue.
Risingbd Desk, LONDON, Mar 16: A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Mar 12: An independent expert committee is going to be formed to help protect the Halda River, the country’s only breeding ground for carp fish.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Mar 6: The Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Thursday said that any development in the agricultural sector was impossible avoiding socialism.
District Correspondent, JESSORE, Mar 3: Farmers of ten south-western districts under Khulna division see bumper potato production in this current season.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Feb 26: Bangladesh is going to export shrimps to Russia very soon as both the countries have agreed to resolve their differences regarding its export.
Staff Correspondent, DHAKA, Feb 18: The fisheries sector of Bangladesh achieved an average growth rate of six percent in last five years. With this rate the government is expecting to increase fish production to 45.52 lakh m. ton by the year 2021.