Most of the villagers have started incorporating zinc rice into their daily diets. Begum played a central part in making this happen.
Tag: Food & nutrition
Europe to soon feast on luscious Bangladeshi mangoes
The supple flesh and intense flavour of the luscious mango from Bangladesh’s Satkhira district are all set to drive Europeans mad.
MasterChef Australia : Kishwar moves to next round
The homemaker made her way to MasterChef Australia Season 13 with her sardines in green mango broth, served with black lentils, beetroot and blood orange bhorta.
16 Resources for Eating Seasonally Around the World
Eating seasonally is not a magic solution to this injustice, but it certainly can be more nutritious, fresh, and economically vibrant for everyone.
Youth with Social-Emotional, Tech Skills good in Agriculture
“Input supplies should go beyond basic inputs like seeds and fertilisers, we should also encourage the use of digital tools across the agricultural value chain,” Amolegbe added.
Planet-friendly milk: Singapore firm makes dairy with algae
The world-first algae milk uses a fraction of the energy, water and land as cow’s milk, but is just as nutritious, says its inventor.
A Year On, Covid-19 Still Shows Fragility of Food Security
More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, food and nutrition security continues to show its fragility.
Struggle for the future of food
Producers and consumers seem helpless as food all over the world comes under fast growing corporate control.
ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় ক্যাম্পাসে ইশা ছাত্র আন্দোলন-এর সাহরী বিতরণ
আজ পহেলা মে-২১ ইসলামী শাসনতন্ত্র ছাত্র আন্দোলন এর উদ্যোগে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের টিএসসি, পলাশীর মোড়, শহীদ মিনার, কার্জন, শেখ রাসেল টাওয়ার ও চানখারপুল মোড়সহ বিভিন্ন এলাকায় ছিন্নমূল মানুষের মাঝে সাহরী বিতরণ করা হয়।
Resisting Big Tech’s Take-Over of Digital Agriculture
The world’s biggest technology companies and distribution platforms, such as Microsoft and Amazon, collectively known as Big Tech, have started entering the food sector.
ত্রাণ সহায়তায় এগিয়ে এলো বিসিএস ৯ম ব্যাচ ফোরাম
কোভিড-১৯ এর দ্বিতীয় ঢেউয়ের কারণে চলাচল সীমিতকরণের নির্দেশনার পরিপ্রেক্ষিতে কর্মহীন মানুষের মানবিক সহায়তায় এগিয়ে এলো বিসিএস নবম ব্যাচ ফোরাম।
A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India
I am here to fight and I am here to stay, come what may, they have made their people’s leader, and I am not going to let them down,” says Nodeep.
IFAD, IsDB commit $500 mn to address hunger, climate change
Using their own resources, IFAD and IsDB will jointly finance priority projects in some of their 57 common member countries over the next five years with a cofinancing target of $500 million ($250 million from each institution).
Mozambique humanitarian catastrophe beyond epic proportions
The UN and partners are “following with deep concern” new reports of violations against civilians in northern Mozambique, the UN Spokesperson said on Thursday.
Transforming Global Food Systems – on Path to Zero Hunger
The FAO has since then formalized support for “Scaling Up Agroecology” while continuing to promote the kinds of chemical-intensive agriculture associated with the Green Revolution.
Acute hunger at staggering levels in DR Congo, say FAO, WFP
Around 27.3 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have said.
Soft drinks, celebrities and children
Celebrities, sports figures all over the world are participating in making promos for different brands of soft drinks for which companies pay them handsome amount.
Panic buying at kitchen markets ahead of lockdown
Dhaka dwellers crowded kitchen markets for panic buying after the government announced a countrywide ‘lockdown’ for seven days from April 5-11 to tackle the second wave of COVID-19.
টিসিবি কর্র্তক ভোগ্যপণ্যের মূল্য বৃদ্ধিতে ওলামা মাশায়েখ পরিষদ-এর উদ্বেগ
আজ এক বিবৃতিতে নেতৃদ্বয় বলেন, টিসিবি কর্তৃক নতুন করে চাল, ডাল, তেল ও চিনির দাম বৃদ্ধির এ সিদ্ধান্ত জন দুর্ভোগ সৃষ্টি করবে। মুসলিম প্রধান দেশে কিছুতেই এধরণের সিদ্ধান্ত মেনে নেয়ার মত নয়।
Bangladesh Welcomes Newest Zinc Rice Variety: BRRI dhan100
The Bangladesh National Seed Board has approved the release of the newest biofortified zinc rice variety in the country: the BRRI dhan100.
Acute hunger set to rise in over 20 countries, say FAO, WFP
There is a likelihood of further deterioration in acute food insecurity in over 20 countries in the coming months, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Prices of kitchen market items rise sharply ahead of Ramadan
Prices of most vegetable items have doubled in the capital’s kitchen markets compared to a week before, according to consumers.
Amari Dhaka to Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan
This Ramadan, Amari Dhaka will be captivating Gulf of Arabic traditions with modern flair yet again, by offering a number of dining tastes and cuisines at Amaya Food Gallery & Cascade Lounge.
UN Food Systems Summit: How Not Respond to Urgency of Reform
At a critical juncture on the road to the UN Food Systems Summit, three UN rights experts warn that it will fail to be a ‘people’s summit’ unless it is urgently rethought.
Amari Dhaka announces appointment of new Executive Chef
A tremendous excitement surrounds his joining as he promises to introduce a modern contemporary line of dishes, many of which are a first here in Bangladesh.
Women, girl empowerment crucial to sustainable food security
Hunger and famine will persist and there will be unequal recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic unless more women in rural and urban areas hold leadership positions with increased decision-making power.
‘Drastic’ action needed to reset progress on hunger
Scientific solutions that link interdisciplinary research with local communities are vital to tackling global hunger, amid the perfect storm of climate change and COVID-19.
Nutrition needs joined-up thinking to weather food shocks
Cross-cutting strategies that tie nutrition to wider agricultural, health and social protection systems, the climate agenda and other SDGs are needed to build more resilience against future shocks to food systems.
Seven Food Justice Actions in Honor of World Justice Day
In celebration of the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice on February 20th, Food Tank is highlighting seven ways you can fight for justice in food and agriculture.
Edible oil prices upped in line with int’l market trend
The National Committee on Daily Essential Commodity Marketing and Distribution has re-fixed the prices of edible oil, said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday.