April 23, 2012
A surge in potato prices has come as a sigh of relief to many farmers who incurred losses as massive production in the past two years has driven down prices. Prices of potato climbed 41 percent to Tk 18-Tk 20 a kilogram in the city yesterday from Tk 1...
April 11, 2012
Working in partnership with the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC), Worldfish, and Bangladeshi partners, CIP recently launched a bold program to raise incomes and improve nutritional health through greater use of potato, sweetpotat...
December 06, 2011
Poverty affects 40 percent of people in Bangladesh, and malnutrition is among the highest in the world, with 56 percent of preschoolers underweight. In an effort to combat these alarming numbers, the International Potato Center (CIP) is launching a ne...
October 08, 2011
Potato cultivators and traders in 8 districts of Rangpur division (Bangladesh) are in a dilemma as they are about to lose their investments despite a bumper production of their produce last season. In the hope of earning better profits, farmers and tr...
May 06, 2011
Bangladesh Potato exports surged 71 percent to 16,570 tonnes in the first ten months (July-April) of the current fiscal year, exceeding the total quantity of the tuber exports last year.
April 17, 2011
Export of potato from the northern districts of Bangladesh has generated a ray of hope for the farmers and traders which, if continues till June, may help them break even.
March 27, 2011
In Bangladesh, over a hundred 'contract potato growers' of Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts blocked Debiganj-Nilphamari road at Debiganj upazila headquarters
January 30, 2011
iant Agro Processing Limited plans to produce some 1000 tonnes of virus- free potato seeds this year, which include breeder seeds, foundation-grade seeds and mini tubers, a top official said.
January 28, 2011
The government of Bangladesh has planned to give 20 per cent cash incentive to potato shipment for the next five years in an effort to boost production and make it a top export item, officials said Thursday.
January 13, 2011
In the North of Bangladesh, USAID has started to assist potato farmers, workforce and entrepreneurs by launching a five year term (2009-2013) project entitled PRICE (Poverty Reduction by Increasing Competitiveness of Enterprises).
November 25, 2010
Authorities yesterday suspended the license of a Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) seed dealer in Rajshahi after they seized 118 sacks of 'illegal' potato seeds from his possession the previous night.