Song of the farmers as boro begins

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01 February, 2023, 11:00 pm Last modified: 02 February, 2023, 01:40 pm As alarm bells began to go off around the world about a looming food crisis, the news soon reached farmer Tarek bin Mahtab of Golai village in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi. He had planted boro paddy on 7 bighas of land last year. […]

In Bangladesh, tubewell owners are extorting desperate drought-stricken farmers

In Bangladesh, tubewell owners are extorting desperate drought-stricken farmers

In late August, Fulu Mia was confronted with a stark choice: whether to spend the little money he had on treating his wife’s medical condition, or to buy water for his paddy fields, which were drying up even though it was the middle of the rainy season. His wife, initially diagnosed with pneumonia, now suffers […]

Farmers Collaborating with Environmentalists – AG INFORMATION NETWORK OF THE WEST

Tim Hammerich

Farmers Collaborating with Environmentalists Tim Hammerich News Reporter This is Tim Hammerich of the Ag Information Network with your Farm of the Future Report. Despite tensions in the past, it is possible for farmers and environmentalists to work together collaboratively. Farmer Trey Hill says he’s been surprised at what can be accomplished when the two […]

Project taken to support small-scale farmers, entrepreneurs with jackfruit export

Project taken to support small-scale farmers, entrepreneurs with jackfruit export

A new project, to be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, will support small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs to benefit from the country’s national fruit jackfruit. An inception workshop was held at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) in Dhaka on Tuesday, according to a press release. The project is […]

Former IAS, Defence and other officers launch website for farmers and farm sector

Former IAS, Defence and other officers launch website for farmers and farm sector

CHANDIGARH:  Kirti Kisan Forum inaugurated its website named as kirtikisanforum.com today at Shaheed Udham Singh Bhavan, Chandigarh in the presence of its members. With the help of experts related to IT, the members of the forum will be putting content on the website for the solution of the farm sector and other issues required to be […]

Coloured cauliflowers bring joy to Tanagil farmers

Coloured cauliflowers bring joy to Tanagil farmers

For the first time, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Tangail  has succeeded in growing coloured cauliflower on an experimental basis. After seeing the success of the new variety in Bhuapur Upazila, local buyers are showing a keen interest in the crop. Many people have cultivated the variety of cauliflower in their yards and […]

‘Water lords’ extort drought-stricken farmers in Bangladesh

‘Water lords’ extort drought-stricken farmers in Bangladesh

Abid Hasnain*, a Muslim resident of same village as Paal, said he had the same experience. “They will force you to buy water for low-lying land if you ask for water for a high-land paddy field,” the 55 year-old told The Third Pole. “If one motorwala enhances the rate, others will immediately set the same rate,” said […]