Editorials

Editorials by Dr. F H Ansarey, Managing Director and CEO of ACI Agribusiness.

Agricultural Drone: Next Generation Safe & Precision Farming

Agricultural drones can make our farming safe and precise. The prime role these drones will play is in the application of fertilizer, pesticides and nutrients including the liquid and foliar ones. Such applications are not only precise but also efficient. Our farmers will be saved from health hazards caused by »

Harvester – a Precursor for Sugarcane Production Revival

In Bangladesh, sugarcane is a major cash as well as industrial crop and the only source of domestic white sugar. Bangladesh has an annual demand of 25 lakh ton of sugar per annum. Among which 24 lakh ton (96% of demand) in imported and the remaining 1 lakh ton is »

Reducing Calf Mortality through Appropriate Farm Management

The calf mortality in our country is 12.28% and represents significant economic losses in commercial dairy farms. Besides, high calf mortality rates hamper genetic potential for herd improvement and impede progress toward replacing cull cows. However, the risk of calf death is highest during the first three weeks of »

AI Technology Adaptation for Efficient Aquaculture

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has found its way to aquaculture. However, the technology is yet to reach maturity and massive adaptation especially in a country like ours. At first we need to assess the benefits associated with the technology. In terms of operations, fish feed is the single highest cost for »

At the Heart of Precision Farming: GPS Tech

Global Positioning System or GPS is a vital component of today’s Precision Farming. GPS enables farmers to fill the yield gap across the farmlands by effectively using data for yield mapping and field planning. With accurate navigation using GPS, farmers can collect location-specific soil samples and monitor crop conditions »

Bangladesh Needs Productive Beef Breed Cattle

The price for beef in Bangladesh is one of the highest in South Asia. Compared to many countries, the price of beef is significantly high. The restriction of illegal trade of cattle from nearby countries enabled our farmers to achieve self-sufficiency in beef production. However, price of beef seems ever-increasing »

Towards a Circular Agricultural Economy

In agriculture, the idea of a circular economy revolves around the usage of waste from one agricultural process to another. It is a way to farm sustainably using indigenous knowledge, scientific advances, innovations, and new technologies. The ongoing linear economy’s “take-make-waste” approach can be replaced by it. Eventually, it »

EcoDigester: Smart Waste Management Tech to Produce Bio-Fertilizer

Urban areas in Bangladesh generate 25,000 MT of solid waste per day on an average [Source: Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO)]. Moreover, the per capita waste generation rate is projected to increase to 0.69 kg in 2025 compared to 0.49 kg in 1995. On the other »

Protected Farming: Embrace Mainstream Export Market Potential

The total vegetable export from Bangladesh was USD118.73 million in FY20-21 (Source: Export Promotion Bureau). The major destinations of these exports are UAE, Malaysia, UK and Qatar where large number of NRB and migrant workers reside. Shifting from these traditional or ethnic markets to mainstream markets is crucial for »

Innovative Technologies to Meet the Demand for Animal Protein

ACI Agribusinesses are committed to working for the development and prosperity of country's livestock. Therefore, various innovative technologies are served, such as Robotic Vaccination, Dairy Vaccination, Animal Pharmaceuticals, Advanced Calf Health Management, Reproductive Health Management, Animal Genetics, Diagnostic Laboratory and Clinics. ACI Agribusinesses work with Complete Cattle, Poultry and Aqua »