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Nayakrishi women gain command over seeds

“Sisters keep seeds in your own hands” is a powerful slogan of Nayakrishi farmers asserting the feminine role of seed keeping and regeneration of life. Nayakrishi Andolon, a movement of small-scale farmers practising biodiversity-based agriculture, is led mainly by women. Introducing || Read This Article

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Latest Nayakrishi Article


Kohinoor Begum: Nayakrishi brings prosperity

Ajmira Khatun, Coordinator, UBINIG Arshinagar Biddaghor met a Nayakrishi farmer at Shyampur village, Dashuria union, Ishwardi upazila, district Pabna. Her name is Kohinoor Begum. She received Nayakrishi training and other support long ago. Ajmira went to the village to select farmers for Nayakris || 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 enhance the facilities at the district hospitals with equipment and human resources. D ||Read This Article

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Tobacco


Anarchy in the Zarda Market: A Smokeless Tobacco (SLT)

As a part of its regular market monitoring activities, Tabinaj – the Women’s Alliance against Tobacco conducted a survey on a particular SLT product, namely Zarda, from July 11 to 20, 2023 in three marketplaces of the Dhaka city–Mohammadpur Town Hall Market, Krishi Market, and K || Read This Article

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Development


The 360 billion dollar question

THE goal of gender equality is lagging. According to Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2023, there is an alarming ‘$360 billion annual deficit’ in spending on gender equality measures. The reported deficit is quite striking to know in 2024, when we hav ||Read This Article

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Enviornment & Ecology


A violence of modern agriculture

Farming in Bangladesh. — Wikimedia Commons TWO young farmers, Abhinath Marandi, 30, and Rabi Marandi, 27, at Godagari, Rajshahi committed suicide by taking poison (pesticide) near a Barind Multipurpose Development Authority deep tube well project at Iswaripur on March 23 as the tube || 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


Village-level protests against Golden Rice and Bt brinjal

Demanding no approval to Golden Rice and to stop the cultivation of Bt. Brinjal immediately Nayakrishi Andolon and UBINIG, organized a human chain and a discussion meeting involving farmers at Hinganagar village (of Atia union, Delduar upazila) on 28 April 2024 to stop Golden Rice and Bt. || Read This Article

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Women's Issues


IVF: No surveillance for 'solution' business as women continue to bear brunt of infertility blame

1 August, 2023 In 1978, the birth of Louise Brown, the first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or test tube baby, signalled the end of worries for infertile women in rich countries in the West. Here was a solution to fertility issues, a matter which often resulted in further trauma for women w ||Read This Article

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Food Sovereignty


Mandatory fortification is not a solution for malnutrition

The global actors in the food business are now busy finding or creating markets for industrial food products. Countries with a large population, where laws and regulatory authorities are absent or weak, are generally targets. Categories such as ‘nutrition’, ‘micro-nutrients, etc || 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


Untimely flood and the resilience of Nayakrishi farmers

This is a report on the untumely  flood  of this year (2121) in the Nayakrishi Area of Delduar, Tangail. It shows that providing flood tolerant and flood resilient rice varieties through Nayakrishi Seed Network could be an effective strategy to cope with untime || 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


Aman Paddy, 2022 Farmers Horrified for lack of Rain

There was 68% less rain than normal this year in the rainy season (July-August), mentioned Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Meteorologist, Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Worst Drought and Heat Wave in the Rainy Season this Year (2022) in Bangladesh which is the Worst Scenario in the Last 41 Y || 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


Nayakrishi women gain command over seeds

“Sisters keep seeds in your own hands” is a powerful slogan of Nayakrishi farmers asserting the feminine role of seed keeping and regeneration of life. Nayakrishi Andolon, a movement of small-scale farmers practising biodiversity-based agriculture, is led mainly by women. Introducing || 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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