February 07, 2016
Scientists in Bangladesh (BARI) have successfully field-tested a genetically modified (GMO) potato resistant to late blight, one of the most devastating potato diseases. Once the regulatory trial is over in February, they will apply for release of the variety.
January 28, 2015
The ongoing campaign of protests and transport blockades by Bangladesh's second biggest political party, BNP, is taking its toll on public life and business activity, including potato farmers.
November 30, 2014
Farmers in Bangladesh's Thakurgaon region harvesting early variety potatoes are making good profit this season.
May 14, 2014
The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (Bari) and Peru-based International Potato Centre (CIP) will introduce a late blight resistant potato for use in next season: Bari Potato - 46
November 25, 2013
In Bangladesh, hoarders and wholesalers have started lifting huge quantities of potatoes from cold storages in the district Dinajpur as prices of the vegetable are rising fast in the local markets.
September 05, 2013
Potato production in Bangladesh in fiscal year (FY) 2012-13 hit a new record of 8.603 million tonnes surpassing the past record of 8.38 million tonnes in FY'11.
February 19, 2013
In Bangladesh, favourable weather conditions and higher acreage are likely to boost potato yield in the ongoing harvesting season and have already pulled down the tuber's prices, agriculture officials and cold storage operators said yesterday.
May 17, 2012
Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) organized two dissemination workshops titled “Increasing efficiency and inclusiveness in Agriculture: Findings of the Jute and Potato supply chain study”.
May 02, 2012
Prices of potato have nearly doubled over the last year, despite having sufficient supply in the market and adequate stock in the country.
April 29, 2012
Farmers in Bogra (Bangladesh) could produce huge quantity of potato this year and they are also getting good price for it. The bumper production of potato as well as its good price has encouraged the farmers to go for more production next season. Pot...