Funding gap in climate financing: Why ‘adaptation’ is neglected

Sabit Ibtisam Anan | Published: February 25, 2023 16:22:10 There was this interesting analogy about Actions against Climate Change: you are on a boat which has experienced a sudden leakage, and water is rushing in. Now your priority is plugging the hole, but what of the water that is already in? You must act on […]

City Bank signs MoU with Bangladesh Agricultural University

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: February 25, 2023 12:02:32 City Bank recently signed an agreement with Bangladesh Agricultural University at City Bank Center. Under this agreement both organizations will work together to establish a knowledge partnership which will assist education and human resources development in the field of agriculture with the objective to increasing agricultural […]

Salt prices halve in peak season

Farmers count losses, blame ‘syndicate’ for it NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL, CHATTOGRAM | Published: February 25, 2023 11:12:24 The salt farmers are incurring losses due to a fall in prices of the commodity. The ground-level price of salt was Tk 500 per maund and mill-gate price Tk 570 per maund in the first week of this month. […]

Canada wants to assist Bangladesh in developing food storage

Canada wants to assist Bangladesh in developing food storage

Published: February 24, 2023 17:42:02 | Updated: February 25, 2023 09:05:53 Canada is keen to collaborate with Bangladesh in the agriculture sector particularly in the development of food storage and small-scale farmers. Canadian Minister of International Development Harjit S Sajjan expressed this interest during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the her […]

Clean energy in focus as air pollution rising

Countries which mostly emit the greenhouse gas do not take the lead to reduce it FE REPORT | Published: February 24, 2023 08:30:15 Speakers at a seminar on Thursday laid emphasis on increasing the use of clean energy to cope with the climate change impact on the country’s people. The seminar titled ‘Global Policy Narrative […]

PM asks scientists to boost research on agriculture for increasing production

Published: February 23, 2023 18:19:19 | Updated: February 23, 2023 23:02:20 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to scientists to put extra efforts on research to attain excellence in agricultural production. “I always think that without research it is not possible to attain excellence. As we are an agriculture-dependent country, we have given […]

30pc people cut down meal intake due to climate change impacts

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: February 20, 2023 20:27:58 | Updated: February 21, 2023 08:19:09 Around 30 per cent of people lessened the intake of their meals due to the climate change impact while the same percentage of people were also unable to afford food items beyond rice and lentils, according to a new study. […]

Responsible behaviour of the tourists necessary to save the Sundarbans

MINHAZUR RAHMAN SHIHAB | Published: February 20, 2023 19:23:12 The Sundarbans is the world’s largest uninterrupted tidal mangrove forest, covering 10,000 square kilometres. Approximately 6,017 square kilometres are located in Bangladesh, with around 69 per cent being land and 31 per cent submerged.  This unique forest is characterised by its diversity of wildlife and the […]

No specific research on zinc level in rice

The country has no specific research to measure zinc level in rice after it is cooked, experts said at a roundtable on Sunday. According to them, such research is needed as the government has bet a big on biofortified zinc rice varieties aiming to fight its deficiency among millions of adults and children. Speakers at […]

Obstacles in the way of a greener BD

Saleemul Huq and Mizan Khan | Published: February 19, 2023 21:23:15 [The second part of the three-part article on Just and Green Transition in Bangladesh]   In Bangladesh, economic growth has been the priority focus for policymaking. For the last three decades, Bangladesh has achieved an average growth rate of around 6 per cent. As […]