Bangladesh to ask for restoring GSP

Sixth TICFA meet likely in early December Sixth TICFA meet likely in early December REZAUL KARIM | Published: September 25, 2022 08:59:39 | Updated: September 25, 2022 17:55:20 Bangladesh would request the USA to restore the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for widening the market access of its products to the single largest export destination, […]

How climate change is fuelling hurricanes

Published: September 24, 2022 20:26:52 After a quiet start to the season, Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico and then battered the Dominican Republic, leaving more than 1.0 million people without running water or power. By Saturday the storm had hit Canada’s east coast, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, […]

Europe’s vegetable farmers warn of shortages as energy crisis bites

Published: September 23, 2022 17:35:38 Emmanuel Lefebvre produces thousands of tonnes of endives on his farm in northern France annually, but this year he may abandon his crop because of the crippling energy costs required to freeze the harvested bulbs. Across northern and western Europe, vegetable producers are contemplating halting their activities because of the […]

Govt against egg import to protect interests of local poultry farmers

Agriculture minister tells the press FE REPORT | Published: September 23, 2022 09:16:32 | Updated: September 23, 2022 13:11:32 Government will not allow import of eggs in order to protect interests of the local poultry farmers, Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said on Thursday. “We (the government) will not allow import of eggs. Let […]

PM expresses concern over Covid-19, Russia-Ukraine war challenges

Published: September 22, 2022 11:24:18 | Updated: September 22, 2022 11:45:35 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed concern about financial and commercial challenges alongside the food and energy crisis facing the developing countries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the Russia-Ukraine war. The Premier expressed this worry while Executive Chairman of World […]

Team Bangladesh shines

International Earth Science Olympiad SHADIQUE MAHBUB ISLAM | Published: September 22, 2022 00:42:37 The International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO), founded by International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO), aims to promote geoscience education at all international levels to encourage and develop public awareness of geoscience to work on the improvement of the quality of geoscience education all […]

BB asks banks, FIs to frame own policies

Green bond financing Achieving SDGs require significant investment in infrastructures, it says FE REPORT | Published: September 21, 2022 08:20:22 | Updated: September 21, 2022 14:02:25 Bangladesh Bank (BB) has requested banks and financial institutions (FIs) to formulate their own green bond-financing policies to facilitate investment in green projects and help achieve sustainable development goals […]

Pangas output witnesses sharp fall

It affects entire value chain of cultured fishes YASIR WARDAD | Published: September 20, 2022 08:41:54 | Updated: September 20, 2022 11:51:19 Production of ‘pangas’ fish, one of the comparatively cheaper key protein sources, has witnessed a notable decline in the last five years, raising concerns among the poor. It fell 21 per cent to […]

Protecting poultry industry 

Published: March 22, 2022 22:38:33 The report carried in the Sunday’s issue of this paper that manufacturers of poultry and fish feeds have been forced to cut down their production by 20 per cent is concerning. As could be learnt from the leaders of the industry, it is the soaring prices of raw materials for […]

2.0pc crops come under mechanised harvesting

Bangladesh farmers should be brought to forefront of development debate: Experts

FE REPORT | Published: March 22, 2022 11:00:41 Only 2.0 per cent of the country’s total crops have so far been brought under mechanised harvesting, experts revealed at a two-day workshop on Monday. Mechanised fertiliser application and seed sowing have been implemented only on 3.0 per cent and 2.0 per cent land respectively, says Department […]