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Bangladesh 3rd in global vegetable production



DHAKA: Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) said Bangladesh ranked third in vegetable production but it remained in the lower position in intake. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a healthy individual should take 220 grams of vegetable daily of which Bangladeshis intake only 70 percent of need. The concerned and the experts has asserted that Bangladesh will lag behind from other countries in vegetable intake if the yearly wastage is not marginalized, not increase of cultivation and production and change of people’s food habit to intake more vegetable. Chief scientific officer and head of Vegetable Departmental of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) Dr Golam Morshed Abdul Halim told banglanews that becoming third in the ranking of producing vegetable, it is a great success for Bangladesh. But in vegetable intake, Bangladesh ranked in lower level. To improve the situation, vegetable intake habit of people has to be changed, he added. Dr Golam Morshed Abdul Halim also said that 35 percent of the vegetable is wasted in the country. Pro-Vice Chancellor of Shere Bangla Agricultural University said, ‘We produce a lot, but we don’t get to eat. How do we enjoy success in producing vegetable then? We need to increase awareness about taking vegetable.’ He also opined that the amount of cultivation and cultivable land must be increased as well. Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has informed that in the fiscal year of 2015-16, the government has set target the production of 143,47,000 Metric tons of vegetable from the 8.05 lakh hector cultivable land. DAE source further said right now more than 150 types of vegetables are being cultivated in Bangladesh. The Agronomists’ opined that beside expanding research over different varieties of vegetables, new types of vegetables should be spread to the farmers. Agronomist Dr. G Halim said, “We mostly concentrate over taking meat, fish and other non-vegetarian food. We ignore that the vegetable is an important factor for the health as well. Vegetables provide all kind of vitamins”. “There is no alternative of vegetable to supply necessary nutrients to the human body”, the agronomist opined. BDST: 1615 HRS, JAN 29, 2016 AIK/RS

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BRAC ranked top NGO for 2nd straight year



DHAKA: BRAC was ranked the number one NGO in the world, for the second consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the nonprofit sector. BRAC reserved the top spot as part of the 2017 Top 500 NGOs World rankings, said a press release. “It is an honor to see that BRAC has retained the number one position once again,” said Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. “Every day, more than 100,000 of our staff across the world continue to empower people living in poverty. We are committed, now more than ever, to keep looking for answers to poverty and deprivation – to find out what works and apply the lessons.” NGO Advisor announced the new rankings on its website Monday (January 9). This is the third best-in-class ranking for BRAC in four years. BRAC was praised for its holistic approach to fighting poverty, treating it as a system of interrelated barriers that must be addressed concurrently. The ranking also highlighted the organization’s systems-based structure, ensuring sustainability through a variety of revenue streams. “Again in 2017, BRAC is the leading organization in the Top 500 NGOs World rankings, meaning number one in terms of innovation, impact, and governance. The agile giant keeps challenging itself to serve more and more communities around the world,” said NGO Advisor Editor-in-Chief Jean-Christophe Nothias in a statement. The new rankings include several important organizations. Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, claimed the second position and The Skoll Foundation, a social entrepreneurship foundation based in Palo Alto, California, was number three. Oxfam and Save the Children rounded out the rankings in the seventh and eleventh spot, respectively. BDST: 1735 HRS, JAN 09, 2017 BD/SMS

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