Plant nurseries are a vital element of agriculture in Bangladesh. These small, often family-owned enterprises dedicated to fruit and vegetable sapling cultivation are an age-old income generation activity for farming families. However, it’s an entrepreneurial activity that has often bypassed women. A feasibility study conducted […]
In a bold move with far-reaching consequences for the country’s agricultural development, India’s government has issued an order exempting certain gene-edited plants from stringent biosafety regulations. The move exempts SDN1 and SDN2 plants from the cumbersome and time-consuming regulations currently imposed on the commercialization of […]
Wheat is a staple crop in Nepal and is the third major cereal crop grown across the country. To improve productivity and increase the number of farmers growing wheat, the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), since 1962,
Domestic production of wheat accounts for only 16% of domestic use. More than 30 wheat varieties have been released in the past 30 yr by the Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI).
Wheat is one of the most widely grown crops globally, yet for many farmers the exact variety of wheat growing in their fields is a mystery.
In the seven years since Bangladesh approved its first genetically modified crop — insect-resistant eggplant (Bt brinjal) — the number of farmers growing it has increased from just 20 to well over 60,000. This figure includes only farmers who have obtained seeds from formal sources.
Wheat is the world’s largest primary commodity, with global production of over 700 million tons on morethan 215 million hectares, consumed by over 2.5 billion people in 89 countries.
Lower yield and marginalized genetic gains across Nepal have been observed in the last decade mainly due to climatic variations, low adoption of improved varieties and a low SRR of 14%. Although in the Chitwan region more than 19%
The objective of this study was to determine the varietal adoption of wheat in Nepal and Bangladesh using DNA fingerprinting technology. Breeders seeds including landraces and denotified varieties were genotyped for reference
South Asian region enjoys a strategic position as the largest contiguous wheat producing region grown on over 32 million hectares in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan and production of over 102 million tons (FAO, 2017).