Balancing Carbon Footprint: Tracking Agricultural Emissions for a Sustainable Future

Bangladesh stands 34th in green house gas emission in the world in 2022 (Source: Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research - EDGAR). Surprisingly, Agriculture emerges as the largest contributor, responsible for a staggering 42.15% of the nation's emissions. The figure is notably higher than in analogous rice-producing countries such »

CRISPR Interference (CRISPRi) for Gene Suppression

CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) is a powerful technique derived from the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which originally evolved in bacteria as a defense mechanism against invading viruses. CRISPRi allows for precise control over gene expression by using a modified Cas protein (usually Cas9) to target specific DNA sequences and inhibit gene transcription without »

Promoting Collaboration: Sonalika Tractor Network Partner Meets

In April 2024, ACI Motors hosted the Sonalika Tractor Network Partner Meet. This collaborative event brought together Sonalika Tractor's network partners, tractor owners, and drivers, fostering dialogue, collaboration, and innovation in the agricultural sector. The Sonalika Tractor Network Partner Meet, held in six strategic locations across the country, provided a »

ACI Motors hosts Sonalika Tractor Demos, highlights Fuel Efficiency

April 2024 marked a month of innovation and education as ACI Motors, Bangladesh's leading provider of agricultural machinery, organized dynamic Sonalika Tractor demonstrations in ten strategic locations across the country. These demonstrations aimed to showcase the exceptional performance and fuel efficiency of Sonalika Tractors while providing valuable insights to farmers, »

ACI Fertilizer held Field Day on "Chuk Chuk Thun Thun"

In Vulli, a prominent chili-growing area in Thakurgaon district, ACI Fertilizer organized a Field Day focusing on Korean Bio Microbial Fertilizer in April 2024. Over 100 dedicated farmers, including Mr. Abdul Kader, who cultivates chilies on his 25-decimal land, participated in the event. The spotlight was on ACI Fertilizer's innovative »

ACI Seed’s Sunflower Hysun 36: Towards Self-Sufficiency in Edible Oil

On 27 April 2024, ACI Seed organized a field day program for Hysun 36, a promising sunflower variety, at Aajgarkathi, Naltona, Sadar, Barguna. Mr. Md. Abu Zubair Hossain Bablu, Joint Secretary and Director General, Seed Wing, Ministry of Agriculture, graced the occasion as the chief guest, delivering a speech emphasizing »

Replacing Fishmeal with Microbial Protein

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Temasek Polytechnic have successfully replaced half of the fishmeal protein in the diets of farmed Asian seabass with a 'single cell protein' cultivated from microbes in soybean processing wastewater, paving the way for more sustainable fish farming practices. The use of »

Japanese Scientists Boost Beta-carotene in Eggplant

Researchers from Ryukoku University and Osaka Metropolitan University in Japan have grown transgenic eggplants with high beta-carotene content. These crops were grown under artificial lighting. Eggplants only have few carotenoids, like beta-carotene, compared to tomatoes. That is why scientists are searching for ways to boost the amount of beta-carotene in »

Gene Editing to Improve Postharvest Life of Tomato

Chinese researchers explore the function of the NAC transcription factor NOR-like1 gene in tomato fruit softening. The findings of their study are reported in Postharvest Biology and Technology. Softening in fleshy fruits is a critical aspect that significantly influences their overall quality and shelf life. Previous studies show that the »