Agriculture

Budget: some thoughts on agriculture

June 11, 2010
CSKarim

It is heartening to see that there has been a positive shift in the government’s mindset in recognising the need for establishing a synergy between agriculture and rural development in the proposed budget. Components under rural development infrastructure, water resources and different aspects of livelihood have been brought under a common roof, which promises...
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Bt Brinjal: India halts, Bangladesh moves ahead?

February 17, 2010
Farida Akhter
Bt Brinjal: India halts, Bangladesh moves ahead?

On 10th February, 2010 the State Minister for Science Yeafesh Osman tabled the “National Institute of Biotechnology Bill-2010″ in the National Parliament in Bangladesh. (http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=153348&cid=2). The National Institute of Biotechnology is going to be an authority to set standards for highly controversial genetically modified (GM) foods and crops in Bangladesh. Four other bills seeking...
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