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Addressing poverty, inequality and climate change

The outcome document of Rio+20 conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, 20 years after the Earth Summit was held

Food security prospects

Bangladesh has made substantial progress in enhancing food security by increasing production of food grains, particularly rice and by

The dark horse, not the black sheep

Sustainable development goal 2, is a call to action for leaders in agriculture. As a green nation, Bangladesh has no reason, or excuse,

The keys to unlocking production potentials of the coastal zone

The coastal zone of Bangladesh is the most vulnerable region of the Ganges basin. Occupying about 30% of the country's land area, it is home to the world's poorest and most food-insecure...

The implications of Paris agreement for Bangladesh

A lot has already been written and stated about the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, but little about how san LDC such as Bangladesh may benefit from it.

Farming in the days of climate change

Climate change is a reality and so is the farming sector's resilience to it in Bangladesh.

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Structural transformation of agriculture

One of the dominant aspects of the Bangladeshi economy is its structural change featuring a declining share of agriculture in GDP over the last four decades.

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Water management for agricultural development

In the context of the changing global environment and socio-political and economic conditions of Bangladesh, agricultural development of the country and its sustainability deserve active government...

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Transforming rice breeding

Rice is more than just a food source to us. It is part of our culture, an article of trade to reduce hunger, alleviate poverty and maintain political stability in Bangladesh. Rice covers most of...

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Women's work: Unrecognised and undervalued

Conventionally, work is defined as any activity undertaken in lieu of remuneration. The value of work is determined by the level of remuneration. Therefore, any work undertaken without remuneration...

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Emerging women SME entrepreneurs

It is heartening to note that despite many barriers, a new women's entrepreneur class in the Small and Medium sector has developed in the country taking on the challenge to work in a male...

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Liberty and equality in education, health and wealth

Marie Antoinette famously asked the French poor to “eat cake” if bread was not available. Social disparities leading to a famine caused by rising bread prices, had hit the poor poorly. On 5th...

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Women's economic empowerment to reduce violence

Although women constitute half of Bangladesh's population of approximately 160 million, unfortunately they are not as empowered as their male counterparts.

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Food security: It's not only about production

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to maintain healthy and

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Nutritional security through bio-fortified zinc rice

Bangladesh agriculture has contributed to achieving food self sufficiency through production of about 38 million tons of food grain.

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The dark horse, not the black sheep

Sustainable development goal 2, is a call to action for leaders in agriculture. As a green nation, Bangladesh has no reason, or excuse,