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Razzaque for exporting agro products to Germany

BSS Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque has underscored the need for exporting high-value crops, such as fruits, vegetables and herbs, to Germany and other EU countries. “Bangladesh produces a huge variety of agricultural products. There are enormous potentials for exporting high-value crops such as fruits, vegetables and herbs to Germany and

PRAN aims to collect 30,000 tonnes of cassava this season

BSS Representative Image/Photo: Collected The country’s farmers are showing interest to harvest cassava and local business conglomerate PRAN aims to collect 30,000 tonnes of cassava from farmers in this season. At this moment, about 2,000 farmers are now harvesting cassava under the PRAN’s contract farming. Cassava is a root crop which is planted

RAKUB to help farmers’ recoup losses caused by Covid-19, flood

BSS Photo: IFAD Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has been working relentlessly to recoup the existing losses being caused by the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and flood in the country’s northwest region. The specialized commercial bank has been providing loans to the potential and other worst affected agricultural sectors so that the borrowers can

Proper use of PM’s stimulus package for agriculture stressed

BSS Branch managers of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) were asked to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty for the best uses of the Prime Minister’s stimulus package fund for agriculture in the country’s northwest region. The instruction was given in a meeting of evaluating progress of disbursing loan

GDIC with WFP and Oxfam Bangladesh launches a new insurance scheme for agri laborers

Green Delta Insurance Company (GDIC) Ltd including the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Oxfam Bangladesh recently launched a new insurance scheme to protect casual agricultural laborers in Bangladesh from the ongoing floods. The ongoing flood has affected more than one million people in the South Asia, WFP press release said yesterday. Recognising

Banks show exemplary performance in disbursing agricultural loan

Specialized, state-owned and private commercial banks, including foreign commercial banks operating in the country, have already disbursed 88 per cent agriculture and non-farm rural credit in past 10 months from July to April 2017-18 financial year. The schedule banks have disbursed a total of Tk 17,952.89 crore till April while the