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Manpower shortage in livestock offices hampers growth of dairy sector

SYLHET, Jan 27: At least 550 dairy farm owners along with the common cattle rearers in Sunamganj district are facing immense suffering due to the shortage of manpower at the local livestock offices for long. They are deprived of minimum consultancy service on minor problems and treatment of their livestock....

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Boro paddy cultivation starts in Khulna, Gopalganj districts

KHULNA, Jan 27: Transplantation of Boro seedlings have begun in the nine upazilas of the district this season. With the improvement in the cold wave situation, farmers have begun transplantation of paddy seedlings to make the farming successful. Sources said a good number of paddy farmers have switched to other...

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Irregular, erratic rainfall in northern region cast a devastating effect on environ

RAJSHAHI, Jan 27: A devastating effect on environmental balance involving agriculture, fisheries, forestry and navigation is being felt distinctly since the rainfall in greater districts of Rajshahi has become irregular and erratic with a little scope of charge of subterranean level of water due to over use of surface and...

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Peasants grow various crops in Rangpur char areas

RANGPUR, Jan 27: Farming of different varieties of crops is changing the socio-economic condition of the people living in char (shoal) areas in Rangpur division in recent years.Sources said, once crop cultivation did not prove successful in the sandy char areas under the region, consequently huge amount of char land...

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Farmer finds hope in ‘Chia’ farming

BENAPOLE, Jan 27 (UNB): At a time when losses are forcing many farmers to turn to cash crops, a farmer has found hope in 'Chia' cultivation in Manirampur upazila of Jashore - with a little help from his agriculturist brother.Highly nutritious Chia seed shares similarities with sesame seed and the...

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