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Living on new land: Char development in Bangladesh
  The coastlines of Bangladesh are constantly moving. Surveys, based on satellite images, have shown that each year there is a net accretion of around 20 km 2 : newly formed land of about 52 km 2 minus eroded land of around 32 km 2 . With an assumed density of 800 people per km 2 , this means that each year approximately 26,000 people lose their land. For many of them, the newly accreted...
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A solution to protect the seedbeds in winter
In winter, protection of seedbeds from cold and dense fog has always been a concern for farmers in Bangladesh. Many seedbeds get yellowish due to persistent cold and foggy weather. Thus farming of crops, especially paddy is greatly hampered due to crisis of seedlings or poor quality of seedlings. This hampers productions and farmers are the losers. But the farmers are no longer to worry about...
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Food policy and growth of rural economy in Bangladesh
Bangladesh achieved self sufficiency in rice production in recent years. Does it mean the country has achieved food security? The answer is no.  Food security is not related to production of crop only. It is also related to nutrition. Still a major part of the population suffers from malnutrition.  According to FAO, the rates of malnutrition in Bangladesh are among the highest in the...
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Face to face with PD NATP
National Agriculture Technology Project (NATP) is project jointly funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank to support the strategy of the Government of Bangladesh in increasing agricultural productivity and incomes of poor farmers. The project is being implemented by seven organizations under the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of...
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Village of Bean
If you visit Kutba Village in Borhanuddin upzilla under district of Bhola, you will see farms of bean everywhere. You will see women are working in the fields—cultivating a new variety high yielding bean called ‘Kartik Kachhim'. The reason is simple --they can make profit Tk 3,000 by cultivating the bean from four decimal of land. The winter vegetable is seen a plenty all the markets at the...
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