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31 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh Rice Production Forecast at Record High
BANGLADESH - Harvesting of the 2014 Aman season rice crop is expected to start in early November and continue until mid-December....
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Escorts Launches Two New Tractors in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH - India’s leading tractor brand, Escorts has launched two new series of tractors in Bangladesh....
07 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Total Rice Area, Production for Bangladesh Revised Down
BANGLADESH - For marketing year (MY) 2014/15 (May to April), Post’s estimate for total rice area and production is revised down to 11.8 million hectares and 34.6 million tons on lower Boro...
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh's Raw Cotton Imports Projected to Increase
BANGLADESH - MY 2013/14 and MY 2014/15 production levels are projected at 115,000 and 120,000 bales on good weather and increased hybrid seed usage....
04 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014 Wheat Production Estimated Higher
BANGLADESH - Harvesting of the 2014 mostly irrigated small wheat crop was completed by April. FAO’s latest estimates point to a production increase of 2 percent from last year’s good level...
10 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh MY 2013/2014 Rice Production Projected to Rise Slightly
BANGLADESH - Marketing year (MY) 2013/2014 (May to April) rice production is projected to rise slightly to 34.6 million tons on higher yields due to good weather....
27 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Rice Seed Aids Bangladesh’s Cyclone Recovery
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh’s rice farmers recovering from Cyclone Mohashen, which hit the country last week, will receive free packages of flood-tolerant rice seed that they can plant next season...
21 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Poultry Sector Seeks Ban on Maize Export
BANGLADESH - Poultry industry has sought export ban on maize, a key raw material of the poultry feed, for stabilizing chicken and egg prices amid fresh price hike of different feeds in the international...
08 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Agriculture Minister of Bangladesh Calls on India's President
BANGLADESH - Begum Matia Chowdhury, Agriculture Minister of Bangladesh has called on the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to reiterate the importance of co-operation between the two countries....
11 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Floods Destroy Crops and Leave Thousands Food Insecure
BANGLADESH - Thousands of people have been left food insecure after extensive flooding, landslides and flash floods in eastern Bangladesh at the end of June. Crops and seed stocks have been badly...
14 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh Wheat Production Estimated at 1.15 Million Tons
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh wheat production in MY 2011/12 is expected to reach 1.15 million tons, bringing import demand to 1.7 million tons. Bangladesh rice production is estimated at 33.5 million...
22 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bird Flu Hits Bangladeshi Feed Producers
BANGLADESH - Maize growers fear losses as demand for poultry feed slumps, after bird flu wiped out 25,000 poultry farms in the last year....
06 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh Cotton Imports to Decline
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh raw cotton imports in MY 2011/12 are estimated at 3.25 million bales, a 12 percent decrease from the MY 2010/11 import level. ...
02 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh USDA GAIN: Bangladesh Grain and Feed Annual 2012
BANGLADESH - Assuming normal weather conditions, Bangladesh’s food grain production in MY (marketing year) 2012/13 is forecast at 35.4 million tons with 34.2 million tons of rice and 1.2 million...
28 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh IDCOL to Install Biogas Plants in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH - The Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) will set up 1.5 million biogas plants by 2016 to supply clean fuel across the rural homestead of Bangladesh, said a senior official...
30 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Dinajpur Mills to Start Sugarcane Crushing
BANGLADESH - Joypurhat Sugar Mill and Setabganj Sugar Mill in Dinajpur will start sugarcane crushing for the season on 2 December amid fears of failure to achieve the target due falling sugarcane...
28 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh Issues Tender for 50,000 Tonnes of Wheat
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh's state grains buyer issued a tender yesterday, Sunday, to import 50,000 tonnes of wheat as part of efforts to boost reserves, a procurement official said. ...
07 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Call for More Stress-Tolerant Varieties
BANGLADESH - Against the backdrop of concern about global food security, experts suggested use of more hybrid and stress-tolerant varieties as well as modern technologies in agriculture to...
25 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Biotech Rice To Defeat Vitamin A Deficiency
BANGLADESH - Agriculture scientists in Bangladesh have plans to develop a genetically-engineered variety of rice enriched with Vitamin A in five years. ...
15 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Govt To Explore High-Yielding Cane Varieties
BANGLADESH – The government in Bangladesh is reportedly exploring the opportunity of producing hybrid sugar cane varieties, in a bit to make the country self-reliant in meeting demand for the...
01 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Climate Change 'A Threat To Rice Crop'
BANGLADESH – Rice production in Bangladesh could be severely damaged by the impact of climate change within the next 40 years if authorities do not intervene, experts have warned....
14 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Wet Conditions Halt Crop Growing
BANGLADESH - Many parts of Bangladesh have become too salty to grow crops, leaving thousands at risk of poverty and hunger. ...
06 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Scientists Developing Climate Resistant Crops, Improving Irrigation
BANGLADESH - Scientists in Bangladesh are working on new species of climate resilient crops and ways to improve irrigation....
18 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bumper Maize Crop Expected
BANGLADESH - Maize farmersin Bangladesh are expecting a bumper crop this year thanks to favourable weather and better farming techniques....
16 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Salt-Resistant Paddy Aids Fight Against Climate Change
BANGLADESH - A new salt-resistant paddy could aid farmers in southern Bangladesh who have been hit by climate change....
07 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Paragon Prepares for Poultry Power
BANGLADESH - Poultry company, Paragon Group, is to set up three of the country's largest biogas plants. ...
03 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Credit for Bangladesh Power Project
BANGLADESH - The World Bank on Friday has given the go ahead to credit worth $130 million for Bangladesh to finance the installation of affordable solar home systems in rural areas. ...
11 August 2008
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Bangladesh Aglow with Solar Power
BANGLADESH - Millions of people in Bangladesh will soon be lighting up their homes with solar power if an initiative carries on its successful trend....
04 January 2008
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh First biomass plant in Bangladesh generates rural electricity from rice husks
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh's state-owned Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL) has sponsored a micro energy company called DreamsPower which, in collaboration with the World Bank and the...
18 December 2007
Crop Industry News from Bangladesh Biofuels: Benefits and risks for developing countries
BANGLADESH - Global production of biofuels is growing steadily and will continue to do so. Biofuels offer greater energy security, reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and particulates, rural...

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