Saturday 31 July 2021

BRRI`s Century in Breeding; High zinc rich rice has launched

BRRI`s Century in Breeding; High zinc rich rice has launched

Zinc-rich rice is coming to the field to meet the demand for zinc, one of the nutrients of the body through the rice. The National Seed Board has approved this new variety invented by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute-Brie. The variety called Bri-100 is the 100th rice variety of the research institute. 

BRRI tops in South Asia in food security; 16th in the world

BRRI tops in South Asia in food security; 16th in the world

The Global Think Tanks survey, conducted by the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, has earned the reputation of being at the forefront of research in food security and policymaking in South Asia. 

Farmers benefited from early variety potato cultivation

Farmers benefited from early variety potato cultivation

Farmers in Magura, a district in south-western Bangladesh are inclined to cultivate potatoes day by day. They are now inclined to cultivate early varieties of potatoes in the hope of making more profit. Potato growers are happy to get a good price of early variety potatoes in the market.

Maize production will10 million tons in 5 years in Bangladesh

Maize production will10 million tons in 5 years in Bangladesh

According to the Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute, the production of maize in the country was 750,000 metric tons in 2009, which has increased to 54 million metric tons in 2020. On the other hand, the demand for maize is 65-70 lakh tonnes per annum. The country has produced 12 lakh 50 thousand metric tons of wheat in 2020.