Agriculture Minister | The Daily Star
  • Flood-hit farmers to get Tk 59cr

    The government allocated a Tk 58.77 crore incentive for the flood-hit farmers of 64 districts so that they could recover the losses caused by the recent floods, said Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday.

  • Smart agriculture with smart technology

    Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

  • A culture of disdain for farmers

    Most farmers in this country are cash-strapped but they are not by any means unsuccessful or less civilised than the rest of the community.

  • Egypt's government resigns amid corruption probe

    Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his Cabinet resigns amid a corruption investigation that led to the arrest of the agriculture minister last week.

  • Rat damaged grains worth Tk 723cr in 2014-15 FY: Matia

    Rats damaged food grains including paddy, rice and wheat worth over Tk 723 crore during the 2014-15 fiscal, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury tells parliament.

  • Foreign powers linked to violence: Matia

    Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury says foreign powers are behind the BNP-Jamaat's ongoing hartals, blockade and violence,