November 09, 2010
In Bangladesh, the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken up an extensive plan to cultivate potato in all the seven Upazilas [subdistricts] of the district Gaibandha during the current Rabi [dry] season.
October 30, 2010
A 'volatile' supply from India and a bad crop this year may lead to an increase in potato prices in Bangladesh ahead of the season approaching Bakr Eid, a media report said.
October 10, 2010
Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) on Saturday urged the government to double the cash incentive from its current level of 10 percent to boost exports of the vegetable stored in 313 cold storages across the country.
September 19, 2010
Productores y comerciantes de papa en Bangladesh temen que cerca de un millón de toneladas de tubérculos (10 lacs) puedan permanecer sin vender este año debido a la sobre producción y a una menor tasa de consumo, según la agencia de noticias BSS. La p...
September 19, 2010
Hundreds of thousands of potato growers in Bangladesh face uncertainty despite bumper production of this major cash crop in the current year
September 19, 2010
Potato growers and traders in Bangladesh are apprehending that about one million (ten lakh) tonnes of stored potatoes may remain unsold this year in the country due to over production and less consumption ratio, reports BSS.
September 02, 2010
The Ministry of Agriculture in Bangladesh is eying to increase the production of tuber crops, especially quality potato seeds and their preservation and distribution in a bid to ensure food security and thus alleviate poverty, reports UNB.
April 28, 2010
Hundreds of farmers blocked roads in Dinajpur and Rangpur yesterday demanding compensation as thousands of bags of potatoes they kept in cold storage have rotten due to alleged negligence of the authorities.   The affected farmers said the authorities ...
February 17, 2010
The government of Bangladesh has planned to subsidise potato export to boost its shipment after a bumper harvest saw cold storages teeming with the new crop and farmers worrying over major slide in prices, officials said Sunday.The move comes after pot...
February 16, 2010
We came accross this Letter to the Editor (by Popy Sultana) in the Financial Express, a Bangladesh Newspaper. We include the letter here in PotatoPro, because the letter so rightfully stresses the stabilizing role of the potato processing industry on ...
January 21, 2010
Over 40,000 farmers in Munshiganj (District in Bangladesh , see map) have cultivated potatoes this year, beating all records of potato acreage in the alluvial floodplains of the district. But farmers are daunted by persistent foggy weather in the last...
January 21, 2010
A large number of small and marginal potato growers in Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts are worried before harvesting the produce as they failed to book space for potato preservation in the local cold storages. Farmers have blamed 'nexus' [a link] ...