Introducing GE rice!

October 5, 2010
Farida Akhter

Ten years younger than the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) observed its 40th founding anniversary in Gazipur on October 1. A cake cutting ceremony was followed by a colourful procession and discussion sessions to mark the achievements of the institution during last 40 years, established in 1970.
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Budget for agriculture: promoting unsuitable technologies and ignoring farmers

June 18, 2010
Farida Akhter

It is a matter of concern that agriculture is no more an independent sector in the national budget. The budget speech of Abul Maal Abdul Muhit, finance minister of the Awami League-led government on June 10, put agriculture under the section “Agriculture and Rural development”. The finance minister stated that...
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