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    The corporate capture of agriculture

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    MANY lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range...

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    Floods damage crops on over 72,000 hectares in 23 districts

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:26am on July 19, 2019

    Devastating floods damaged over 72,000 hectares of standing crops, mostly aus, aman seedbeds and jute in 23 districts, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension....

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    Razzaque for exploring newer export markets

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on July 08, 2019

    Agriculture minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque on Sunday laid stress on exploring newer overseas markets to increase exports of agricultural products to make this sector...

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    Golden rice beta carotene disappears fast: study

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:29am on June 27, 2019

    After studies have confirmed that vitamin A, converted from beta carotene, is very low in genetically modified golden rice, new evidence shows that the rice...

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    Agri secy says US farmers are ‘casualties’ of trade war

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:29am on June 26, 2019

    US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged that American farmers are ‘casualties’ of president Donald Trump’s trade war with China, according to an interview broadcast...

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    Paddy procured 12pc but rice 42pc, JS told

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on June 21, 2019

    The government has procured 12 per cent of the paddy in two months targeted for the current boro season as the collection will end in...

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    Agriculture’s share in GDP drops amid lack of govt support

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 12:20am on June 15, 2019

    Growth rate of the agriculture sector and its contribution to the country’s economy have dropped amid lack of government support and initiative for modernising the...

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    Agriculture sector gets reduced allocation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:31pm on June 13, 2019

    The allocation proposed for the agriculture sector in the national budget for fiscal 2019-20 was less in percentage terms compared to the allocation for the...

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    Proper agriculture census for attaining SDGs stressed

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rangpur | Updated at 01:34am on June 10, 2019

    Officials at a discussion on Sunday stressed on conducting the Agriculture Census-2019 properly to develop agriculture sector, make farm activities more...

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    Govt to increase direct procurement from farmers

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:32am on June 10, 2019

    The government is planning to increase direct procurement of un-husked rice from the farmers, officials in the ministries of food and agriculture told New Age...

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