Farida Akhter

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    Early action needed to save women’s health

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2021

    TOBACCO, including both smoking and smokeless tobacco, is one of the most serious public health concerns in the world. In Bangladesh, tobacco use kills almost...

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    Farmers feed people

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on March 26, 2021

    THE report on the State of Food and Agriculture: Innovation in Family Farming (2014) by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation estimates that 500 million...

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    Aman rice and seed sovereignty

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:21am on December 16, 2020

    THIS year, aman rice suffered severe loss due to a series of floods and untimely rain. At the household level, the farmers will have shortage...

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    Agro-ecology, Nayakrishi and women

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    AGRO-ECOLOGY is an evolving art and practice from a multidisciplinary approach to agriculture. It is now officially adopted into international institutions like the Food and...

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    Subsidising business, depriving farmers

    by Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2020

    THE budget for the fiscal year 2020–21 was announced amid the COVID-19 outbreak with rising number of detections and deaths. The infections are constantly rising...

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    Local varieties exist, not GMOs

    by Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2020

    IN RAMADAN, the month of fasting of the Muslims, the demand for brinjal/eggplant/aubergine is the highest as it is one of the most popular items,...

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    COVID-19 and perspectives of the marginalised

    by Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives of people disproportionately, particularly the women, the marginalised and people who remain ‘excluded’ for various reasons. The majority of...

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    COVID-19 and healthcare denial

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2020

    IN A country where healthcare facilities are already inadequate, how are the government and private hospitals informally limiting their medical services? A largely unnoticed and...

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    Shaheen Bagh reclaims land, birth and death

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2020

    THOUSANDS of women have been protesting since December 15, 2019 against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register...

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    Sovereignty and rice

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 10:01pm on December 15, 2019

    FORTY-EIGHT years ago in 1971, Bangladesh emerged as a sovereign nation through a bloody liberation war, Mukti Juddha. We are now a sovereign country with...