Bangladesh has had a 25-fold growth in the farmed fish market over the last three decades.
The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing to implement the Bt brinjal impact assessment study. On 6 August 2017, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Agricultural Policy Support Unit (APSU), and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) organized a day-long training of trainers at BARI-Gazipur for 17 senior agriculture extension officials (Upazila Agriculture Officers and Additional Agriculture […]
Bangladesh is the first South Asian country to approve commercial cultivation of a genetically modified food crop: brinjal (eggplant). Although advancements in agricultural biotechnology like Bt brinjal could accelerate food production to meet the demand of Bangladesh’s growing population, farmers’ and consumers’ food safety remains a top priority. To this end, the Ministry of Agriculture […]
Seed sector development is crucial for sustaining Bangladesh’s agricultural growth and improving nutrition outcomes. In August 2017, IFPRI - in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture - is organizing a National Seed Policy Seminar. The purpose of this seminar is to assess the state of seed policy reform in Bangladesh, discuss new approaches for cultivating […]
Researchers of different international organisations on Thursday said that an improved food system to promote diversified crops enriched with nutrition was needed to ensure healthier diets for people. At a media briefing at a city hotel, they said although nutrition is improving in Bangladesh, many were still consuming diets lacking essential nutrients while others overconsumed […]