Bangladesh tackles climate change by fusing rice paddies with fish farms

2 03 2013

By combining aquaculture with wet paddy farming in its coastal areas Bangladesh can meet food security and climate change issues, says a report.

The approach promises more nutritious food without causing environmental damage, and has the potential for a “blue-green revolution” on Bangladesh’s existing crop areas, extending to about 10m hectares (25m acres) and an additional nearly 3m hectares that remain waterlogged for four to six months.

Full story: The Guardian

Tree plantation awards 2011

1 06 2011

Forty-eight people and organisations are getting national awards for their significant role in tree plantation.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute the awards on Wednesday at the inauguration of the National Tree Plantation Movement and Tree Plantation Fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, this news is from the state minister for forest and environment Hasan Mahmud.

Full story: BD News 24

Farming regions getting more power

2 04 2010

The country’s power plants generated over 4000MW of electricity on Tuesday by diverting more gas to the plants, with farming regions getting more power as a result, officials said on Wednesday.

The level of electricity generated was 500MW more than the previous day, with the country’s northern region being the principal beneficiary of the additional power.

Full story: BD News 24