FAO: Urban food waste can be source of renewable energy

FAO: Urban food waste can be source of renewable energy

Dhaka’s fresh markets are estimated to generate over 5,000 tons of organic matter every day, but what is thrown away as waste can be put to good use and prove a valuable and renewable source of energy. Such were the views expressed by participants at a national dialogue arranged on Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities […]

FAO and US provide 9,300 MT of urea fertilizer to farmers in Sri Lanka

FAO and US provide 9,300 MT of urea fertilizer to farmers in Sri Lanka

The United States and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) handed over 9,300 tonnes of urea fertilizer to the Ministry of Agriculture to distribute to more than 193,000 smallholder paddy farmers in Sri Lanka. The fertilizer, procured by FAO with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is the first shipment of USAID-supported […]

Young Swiss farmers making better soil for better food

Young Swiss farmers making better soil for better food

BERN — Matthias and Sam are modern-day farmers who love to experiment. They have been working together on their agriculture project SlowGrow, in Switzerland, since 2018. Their focus is to grow healthy, tasty food while developing future-oriented cultivation methods. They follow the principles of regenerative agriculture, which goes beyond organic farming. The aim of regenerative […]

Global food import costs near record $2 trillion, hurting poorest

Global food import costs near record $2 trillion, hurting poorest

The food import costs are on course to rise to near record $2 trillion this year, around $128.6 billion more than predicted in June, as countries are facing ballooning costs for staples, the UN food agency said Friday. Many economically vulnerable countries, with weak economic forecasts and high debt-to-GDP ratio, are paying more while receiving […]

FAO: Food import costs rise to record in 2022, threatening world’s poorest

FAO: Food import costs rise to record in 2022, threatening world's poorest

Food imports costs across the world are on course to hit a near $2 trillion record in 2022, piling pressure on the globe’s poorest countries who likely shipped in considerably less volumes of food, the UN Food Agency said on Friday. World food prices soared to record levels in March after Russia invaded Ukraine, a […]

World Food Index slips in Oct despite higher cereal prices: FAO

PM stresses finding ways to ensure digital security

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: November 05, 2022 08:58:22 | Updated: November 05, 2022 13:47:50 The United Nations food agency’s world price index edged slightly lower in October, the seventh consecutive monthly fall and some 14.9 per cent down from its all-time high recorded in March. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday […]

Potato farmers lose Tk 2,500cr a year: FAO

Farmers turn to sunflowers for a decent profit

The yield is expected to be more than 11 million tonnes this year but domestic demand is only 7.7 million tonnes For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Potato farmers in Bangladesh lose at least Tk 2,500 crore every year due to unsold surplus production and post-harvest losses. The Food and […]

FAO regional confce to focus on climate crisis in agriculture

Successful pilot run of vessel clears Kolkata-Guwahati operation via Bangladesh

Four-day event kicks off in Dhaka today Star Business Report Tue Mar 8, 2022 12:00 AM Last update on: Tue Mar 8, 2022 07:56 AM Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque was addressing a press conference on the convening of the conference at the secretariat in Dhaka on Monday. Photo: Collected “> Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur […]

PM urges FAO to set up international seed bank

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

Published: March 13, 2022 19:49:59 | Updated: March 13, 2022 21:47:40 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to set up an international seed bank for evading food crisis at any natural disaster. The prime minister made the proposal when a delegation of the organisation, led by its Director General […]

Bangladesh urges FAO to build ‘digital hub’

Bangladesh has urged the Food and Agriculture Organization to set up a digital hub for the Asia-Pacific region so that developing countries can increase their agricultural production using modern technologies. The call was made at FAO’s 36th Session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, yesterday, which was the last day of the […]