Connect with us

Entertainment

Bangladesh: World Bank Supports Food Security and Higher Incomes of Farmers Vulnerable to Climate Change

Published

on

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank on Tuesday signed a $120 million financing agreement to help improve the irrigated agricultural and fisheries production and increase the incomes of 170,000 poor people vulnerable to climate change.

The Climate-Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project will improve climate resilience by modernizing flood management, drainage and irrigation infrastructures. The project will help with climate resilient and improved irrigation, flood management and drainage service covering 120,000 hectares of land, which will reduce damage to crops from floods by 60 percent.

“Bangladesh’s success is well-rooted in the agriculture sector. With a large population and scarce arable land, it is a major accomplishment for the country to achieve its level of food production today. But the climate change and increased natural disasters pose threat to food security,” said Dandan Chen, Acting World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan“The project will help Bangladesh sustain food security by protecting crops and fisheries through better flood management, irrigation and drainage systems with active participation of local communities, and with particular emphasis on regulating the excess water during the monsoon and water deficits in the post-monsoon.”

The project has identified 19 Flood management, Irrigation and Drainage schemes in poor and climate change vulnerable areas for rehabilitation. It will also provide training to 100,000 farmers on climate-smart agricultural technologies, diversification of crops, and post-harvest management. The project will also support conservation of indigenous species and improving disease control and management.

Advertisement

It will also support rice and fish/shrimp farming through setting up of cold storage facilities and improvement of local markets. This will improve the productivity of fisheries by almost 37 percent, vegetables by 10 percent and rice by 7.5 percent.

The agreement was signed by Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Government of Bangladesh and Dandan Chen on behalf of the Government and the World Bank, respectively. 

The credit is from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), and has a 35-year term, including a five-year grace period. 

Bangladesh currently has the largest ongoing IDA program totaling $14.8 billion. The World Bank was among the first development partners to support Bangladesh and has committed more than $35 billion in grants, interest-free and concessional credits to the country since its Independence. 

Advertisement
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

Nusraat Faria returns home from hospital

Published

on

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Nusraat Faria was admitted to the hospital on Thursday around 11 pm due to severe illness, rendering her unconscious. Her physical condition showed slight improvement after receiving overnight treatment, leading to her return home on Friday afternoon.

Faria’s mother, Ferdousi Parveen, shared with the media that the actress has returned home. She noted a slight improvement in Faria’s condition l, compared to when she was admitted to the hospital last night. Despite the scheduled CT scan, there were no duty doctors available on Friday.

Due to the actress’s ongoing physical illness and mental strain, the CT scan has been rescheduled for two days later. Her mother mentioned that the actress has not consumed any food since yesterday when she was only given saline.

Nusraat Faria has been tirelessly working alone day and night in recent months. According to her mother, she has been experiencing persistent headaches for the past two months. Although a recent check-up ruled out migraines, she continues to struggle with headaches and has difficulty sleeping. The intensity of her headaches tends to worsen on days when she works in well-lit environments, especially during shooting sessions.

Advertisement

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Nawshaba undeterred, Nawshaba undeniable

Published

on

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Making her silver screen debut in 2013, Nawshaba Ahmed has experienced numerous ups and downs in her career and personal life. Despite the challenges, her ever-optimistic persona is poised to debut in Tollywood after years of experience in the entertainment industry.

With her upcoming film in Tollywood under the direction of Anik Dutta, the film “Joto Kando Kolkatatei” (The Calcutta Case), will present her alongside the esteemed Abir Chatterjee. Nawshaba’s transition to Tollywood signifies a new chapter in her illustrious career. With roles that have earned her acclaim as a talented actress on the theatre stage, television, film, and OTT platforms.

Reflecting on her journey of working in Kolkata, Nawshaba shared, “I have always wished to work with the directors beyond the border, and while working with Anik da, I felt that I could explore my inner artiste.”

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Entertainment

From ‘girl next door’ to multifaceted star: 10 years of Safa Kabir

Published

on

Reading Time: < 1 minute

From “@18: All Time Dourer Upor” to “Parul”, Safa Kabir evolved from ‘the girl next door’ to portraying multidimensional characters that captivated audiences. The tenacious actor, who has completed a decade in show business, wanted to be a fashion designer growing up.
The gorgeous actor dropped by The Daily frntline office to share her childhood dreams, projects, and more.
Is Anatoney Kelly really your name?

This name holds a special meaning for me- my grandfather wanted to give me a foreign name as my father was living abroad. However, my dad was keen on naming me Safa Kabir, and thus I decided to keep both of them.
You looked gorgeous in ‘Barbie’ premiere. How did it inspire you?

Growing up, I had only one Barbie doll and I really loved making her dresses all by myself. This inspired me to become a fashion designer; however, destiny had other plans and I ended up becoming an actor. At the premiere, I wore a pink fluffy dress which fully embodied my bubbly spirit. It was really nice seeing real life artistes portraying Barbie on the silver-screen.

Sometimes you are seen selling newspapers; other times you are working as a bus conductor. Have you fallen on hard times?

Advertisement

Haha! That’s my part time job. Jokes apart, those are my characters- it was really challenging to portray the harsh realities of a hawker and a bus helper as they have to work hard under such tiresome conditions. I am really grateful to my directors for bringing such unique stories to me and for being confident enough to take me for these roles.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Daily Frontline. Bangladesh Independent Daily. e-mail:dailyfrontlinebd@gmail.com