Editorials

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

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 »

Lumpy Skin Disease: Economic Importance and Its Control Measures

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is considered as a major economically important disease of cattle, with substantial impacts on livelihoods and food security, particularly among smallholders. It is a viral disease of cattle caused by the lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV). Morbidity rates vary between 10 to 20% with a 1-5% »

Role of Reporters and Media for Agricultural Transformation in Bangladesh

The media have played an instrumental role in agricultural transformation of Bangladesh in last 50 years. Starting with the state-owned TV channel and radio in the early days, reporters now use both print and electronic media to shape the agricultural sphere of the country. We now have 34 electronic media »

Innovative Management Practice for Further Growth in Aquaculture

Maintaining appropriate dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in aquaculture ponds is critical for adequate fish production. Fish farmers must concentrate on maintaining required amounts of dissolved oxygen in the pond which is between 5 and 10 ppm. Fish production in pond aquaculture has been increased more than 10 times during the »

Private Sector Capacity Building in Agricultural R&D

Agricultural research and development in Bangladesh have been mostly led by public institutions. The success of these institutions, especially in variety development, plant and animal breeding, and biotechnological interventions, is remarkable. For example, both biotic and abiotic stress-tolerant crop varieties are developed which can perform better against diseases, heat, drought, »

Post-Harvest Capacity Building in Bangladesh: The Way Forward

We need to build post-harvest capacity to reduce the losses of our farmers. For that, we need to promote efficient harvesting techniques, storage, and transportation facilities. With enhanced post-harvest capacity, farmers will be better positioned for bargaining a fair price and increase their incomes. This will help intermediaries and other »