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    Strong case for value chain system in agriculture

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    IT IS worrying that bumper winter vegetable production has spelt disaster for the growers having no access to proper marketing channels. They, as New Age...

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    Farmers to produce 34.48 lakh tonnes potato in Rangpur division

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rangpur | Updated at 12:44am on November 25, 2018

    The Department of Agriculture Extension fixed a target to produce 34.48 lakh tonnes of potato from 1.64-lakh hectares of land in Rangpur division during this...

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    Govt urged to allow farm workers to form trade unions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:21am on November 25, 2018

    The country’s farmer leaders on Saturday urged the government to allow millions of self-employed farm workers to form trade unions to protect their rights.They also...

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    Concerted efforts to check wheat blast

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 12:44am on November 11, 2018

    Agricultural scientists and researchers at a workshop held in Rajshahi called for collective efforts from all government and non-government organisations for boosting wheat production through...

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    AL pledge to enhance agricultural economy still elusive

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2018

    INTERVENTION by the government in agricultural economy has not furthered farmer’s cause as the ruling Awami League pledged in its manifestos....

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    Farmers’ woes remain

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:07am on October 21, 2018

    Farmers’ lot remains as wretched as ever as fair price of their produces, warehouse to store them and bank loan on easy terms — all...

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    Govt to give Tk 80 crore in agriculture incentive

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 08, 2018

    The government will give seed and chemical fertiliser worth nearly Taka 80 crore among the country’s small and marginal farmers free of cost under the...

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    Argentina bets on $600m satellite to boost agriculture sector

    Reuters . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an...

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    Pesticide residues pose serious threat to human health

    | Updated at 12:27am on September 14, 2018

    The effects of residues of pesticides being indiscriminately used in Bangladesh for crop production became a cause of serious human health concern, noted agriculture scientist...

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    Strong case for value chain system in agriculture

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 11, 2018

    Participants in a seminar on sustainable farming in Dhaka on Sunday rightly said that the absence of functional value chains makes farmers and consumers losers....

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