Archive for September, 2008

We try and work hard: Gani

We try and work hard: Gani

Osman Gani (a Farmer, Parkunda, Ranishankhail, Thakurgaon) and his father work their 113 decimals between themselves. They cannot afford to hire hands even during the peak seasons when the job has to be done in a few days if not hours. “That’s especially the case when we find water levels rising and the paddy is […]

September 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Slim and Yunus plan to form a lending institution

Slim and Yunus plan to form a lending institution

One of the world’s richest men, Mexican telephone tycoon Carlos Slim, linked up with the world’s best-known microfinance guru on Monday in a bid to help poor families out of poverty. Slim and Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus plan to form a lending institution that in a first phase will give out more […]

September 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Heeding Climate Change Warnings

Heeding Climate Change Warnings

With a predicted sea level rise of one metre by 2100, Vietnam may end up being one of the nations worst hit by climate change. Such a rise would affect five percent of the land area, 11 percent of the population and seven

September 29, 2008 | By | Reply More
The quantity of livestock I possess has come down significantly: Karuna Rani Sarker

The quantity of livestock I possess has come down significantly: Karuna Rani Sarker

“Previously, an area stretching out to about two to three bighas would yield an estimated amount of eight maunds of rice, now, my two bighas barely yield two and a half maunds”, says Karuna Rani Sarker, a resident of the Dumuria village, Phulbaria, Khulna. “I own eight cows along with 5 calves but the quantity […]

September 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
School feeding programme begins in 5 districts

School feeding programme begins in 5 districts

School Group Feeding Programme has been introduced in five districts of the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) by the year 2010. The main target of introducing the programme is to reduce number of dropouts in primary schools, ensure quality education, increase number of children in primary schools, combat malnutrition and ensure cent […]

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