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Resistance against the corporatisation of global food systems

The protest against the UNFSS process, including the pre-summit, is part of a much more long-term confrontation with industrial agriculture that has ruined farmers and food sources for people Large biotech corporations are introducing various GMOs and other technological fixes to food and  (Read This Article)


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Covid-19 Bangladesh


Oxygen crisis and the fault in our healthcare system

A lack of oxygen support systems in Bangladesh’s public healthcare system are a serious detriment in the battle against Covid-19 The government did not use the time they had over one year to e (Read This Article)


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Tobacco


Conditions of women workers in Smokeless Tobacco factories in Bangladesh

Investigation by UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative) Smokeless tobacco use in Bangladesh In Bangladesh, 20.6% of adult population (22 million) uses smokeless tobacco. The mostly used smokeless to  (Read This Article)


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Development


Farmers feed people

THE report on the State of Food and Agriculture: Innovation in Family Farming (2014) by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation estimates that 500 million small family farms, owning less than a hectare of land, are the source of more than 80 per cent of the world’s food supply. In Banglad (Read This Article)


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Enviornment & Ecology


Aman rice and seed sovereignty

THIS year, aman rice suffered severe loss due to a series of floods and untimely rain. At the household level, the farmers will have shortage of rice for consumption and selling, while at the national level people will inevitably face crisis of food since aman paddy cultivation provides 35 per ce  (Read This Article)


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Biodiversity , Knowledge and Culture


Rice Diversity and Food Festival

As seeds play a pivotal role in maintaining biodiversity in our ecology, Nayakrishi farmers’ movement has been emphasizing its role in preserving diversity of seeds through the Community Seed Wealth Centers. Farmers use diverse variety of seeds, particularly of rice, in the daily lives as w (Read This Article)


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GMOs & Genetic Engineerings


Resistance against the corporatisation of global food systems

The protest against the UNFSS process, including the pre-summit, is part of a much more long-term confrontation with industrial agriculture that has ruined farmers and food sources for people Large biotech corporations are introducing various GMOs and other technological fixes to food and  (Read This Article)


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Women's Issues


Goats, Women and International Women’s Day

On the international women’s day, I would like to talk about goats and climate change and will argue why these issues are fundamental for women’s movement as an international concern. This is very important to bring our senses back and ground them on real and concrete life experiences (Read This Article)


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Food Sovereignty


Organized Training Workshop on Participatory Plant Breeding

A training workshop on Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) for food Sovereignty and sustainable Agriculture was jointly organized by UBINIG (Policy research for Development Alternative) and PBGSB (Plant Breeding and Genetics society of Bangladesh) at Bangladesh Jute research Institute (BJRI), Mani  (Read This Article)


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Btbrinjal & Corporate Politics


Bt brinjal: Alliance for Crooked Science & Corporate Lies

IntroductionBrinjals, locally called Begun (in Bangla) by the people of Bangladesh, are the most common and favourite vegetable. On 17 May, (Read This Article)


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Climate Change


Local rice varieties are relatively tolerant to cyclone

Zianagar Upazila, Pirojpur Dtitrict (Rice) Rice growing areas at Zianagar upazila can be categorized into high and los lands. Low land areas occupy about 85 percent and high land about 15 percent. Local varieties of rice are grown in m  (Read This Article)


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New Reproductive Technologies


Commercialisation of women's infertility

Nobel Prize for IVF or dehumanizing technology? Robert G. Edwards is awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for physiology/ medicine for the development of human in vitro fertiliz (Read This Article)


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Rice


Cultivation of aman rice: second attempt to maintain seed

Most of the fields of aman rice were submerged due to flood in Delduar upazila, Tangail district. Not only the local variety but also High Yielding Varieties (HYV) including BR 11, BINA 7 and BRRI dhan 49 were also damaged. Even then the farmers did not lag behind. The farmers had again transplan  (Read This Article)


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Trafficking & Migration


Trafficking & Threat of US Sanctions

Trafficking & Free Movement of Labour: Bangladesh on Tier 2 Watch list! Bangladesh is placed on Tier 2 Watch List, according to the 9th Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2009 published by the Department of State of the (Read This Article)


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Health & Health Policy


COVID 19 Pandemic and Denial of Healthcare

In a country where health care facilities are already inadequate, how can the government and private hospitals are shutting down their medical services? A largely unnoticed, undeclared and sinister shut down of outdoor, indoor and emergency services raises serious questions about the right to hea  (Read This Article)


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Maternal & Child Health


Maternal and child health care: Daighors & strategic services

Context of maternal health Reduction of maternal mortality rate is one of the most important health goals of the government of Bangladesh. The present rate of maternal mortality is 194 per 100,000 live births showing that Bangladesh cou (Read This Article)


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Chatka, Bamboo Binding


Construction of Bamboo Binding -Resisting River Erosion

Location: Bantiar, Sonatoni, Shahjadpur, Sirajganj Project: Nayakrishi farmers effort to combat disaster (river erosion, flood, drought and water logging) in the context of climate change and natural calamities. The work for cons  (Read This Article)


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River & Floods


Seed & Crop Damages of Flood 2017 in Delduar

Flooding, first started in the northern bioregions of Bangladesh and gradually affected the middle sections, submerged more than a third of the low-lying country during July to September, 2017; it took away at least 132 lives and affected more than 7.5 million people. Crops on more than 10,000 he (Read This Article)


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Nayakrishi Andolon


Bangladesh: Community Seed Wealth Centers and stress-tolerant crop varieties

Brief history and functions of community seedbanks In the late 1980’s, small-scale farmers practicing monoculture and chemical-based agriculture experienced loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation. The costs of producti  (Read This Article)


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Mangrove and Coastal Region


Protection of Mangrove forest

Badarkhali Union of Chokoria Upazila, Cox,sbazar district is located in between the Matamohuri river and the Maheskhali channel. This union is prone to cyclone and tidal surge. Heavy damage to life and property had happened due to the cyclone in 1991. Badarkhali Union is a part of the recently er (Read This Article)


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