Mangrove forest species ''Passur'' | Sundarbans, Bangladesh
The floral species of Sundarbans forest are diversified and each characteristically unique. Species from Malvaceae and Euphorbiaceae family dominate Bangladesh's mangrove forest. More specifically, the flora of Sundarbans is distinguished by the abundance of sundari (Heritiera fomes), gewa (Excoecaria agallocha), goran (Ceriops decandra) and keora (Sonneratia apetala), all of which take place prominently throughout the region. While Passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis), from meliaceae family is also an important species with significant uses.
Characteristics of Passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis)
Importance and uses of Passur
Post prepared by:
Md. Ahihul Islam, Specializations: Plantations, Forest and Climate Change
Former official of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute.
Dated: 12 November 2019.
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Study abroad | International student admission and scholarship
How to start study in abroad?
It is a common query with students on how to go abroad to study and how to get a scholarship? How to receive offers of admission from international high-rank/good universities? What if I start my foreign study with self-finance, and then how can I get a waiver or funding opportunity from the university? How can I meet the English requirements of international university? Many such questions arise in the mind of students around the world. Often students seek help from other students who are currently studying abroad, send them some messages, emails, and even calls them on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype and use many other Social Media. This can be a good starting point but many of the information available online with relevant international universities. However, part of them wants to know how to go abroad to study; and believe the processing can be done through an education consultancy firm only. How much do you need to pay for an education consultancy firm? How much will the total cost etc. eventually? The following article on how to go through study opportunities abroad can be useful for the student community who are seeking studies at international levels at different capacities.
From where to start an international study?
First thing first, that is to say, if you intend to study abroad, it is just foolish to process or ask for information from an education consultancy firm or depends on others for information. This is because the questions you are asking can be answered on the internet in a proper way with certain relevancy. These days with the progress of online resources, every international university provides plenty of useful information through its website. Now the Internet is in the hands of every student. You have to spend some time everyday/weekly roaming around international university websites and browse relevant sections about admission, international students, study area, tuition fees, funding, and scholarships, etc.
What information would you like to know on the Internet? Get started with a simple Google search query. Suppose you want to study in Australia or America or England or Sweden or Germany or Denmark or Belgium or Canada; whatever you choose your educational destination country. Find the relevant university through google search and then browse your intended university website for more information. To be more specific, it is your job is to search Google and collect information from the universities of these countries. All university websites worldwide have their admission information and, in most cases, can be applied online. Thereafter, the information you collect now is what qualifies you for admission to those universities or getting a scholarship. For most universities you will see separate sections, such as admission, international students, funding, etc. Where requested, English test score you may need such as IELTS, TOFEL or any other test that deemed suitable. That is, see carefully how much you need to score in the English Test to be eligible for study in your subject. English test requirements vary from science to business schools. Also, how much should you have the minimum CGPA and any particular subject requirements at a Bachelor's level such as Mathematics, Chemistry, etc?
In addition, for some universities, you may find that they are seeking a higher test score in English. In many places, your eligibility may be the same but can differ from university to university. Again, there may be universities where the test may not be required for you because your Bachelor study medium was in English or you may earn your first secondary degree from an English speaking country. All you must do to know this information specifically by visiting the university's website regularly. Try to seek and collect as much information possible for your admission as well as scholarships. This way you will get time to devote to the whole process, depending on your qualification, you can apply to some university eventually. And if you find it difficult to find out necessary information, you can seek the help of an education consultancy firm (for example British Council, IDP Education) as convenient for you and importantly relevant for your goals of study abroad.
It's easy to study abroad if there is willpower, academic eligibility and you can manage your sources of necessary funding. If you intend to study abroad, those who need information about studying abroad can read or keep this article. Please also share this article with other students at your university.
Preparation for study abroad: Things you need to consider
The offer of admission and visa application: Looking forward to new life
For example, for most universities like in Australia, the offer of admission includes all the necessary information related to how to accept an offer of admission and how to pay university tuition fees. You will need Confirmation of Enrollment for student visa application in Australia. However, try to seek as much information possible in connection with the university's relevant authority before applying for your student visa in a country with a university. Although there are some differences between countries in the world of granting visas, almost all the rules are the same. Applying for a visa is not a problem at all as long as you are following guidelines appropriately and meeting documents requirements. On the university website, where you got the admission, you may also see a separate link, the migration board of that country. From there you will know how to apply for a visa. To be brief on it, suppose you received admission from a university in Europe. Now you have to apply for a visa or residence permit. In some cases, the educational institution provides the visa application forms. For example, the Wageningen University of Netherlands helps students deliberately for applying visa in connection with student home country Embassy of Netherlands. However, you can also contact Embassy/Consulate Section of that country in Bangladesh. They are sitting there to give you information regarding your visa application.
Some student thinks facing the Embassy can be scary experience. But this is a completely wrong idea, they are sitting there to give you information or give you a visa so that you can start your studies at their institute. You just have to follow their rules and obligations, which varies country-to-country and even between institutes of a country. The visa application form should be collected from the specified embassy with the correct information and submit to the embassy along with all the necessary documents and the visa should be collected through interview on the specified day.
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Farmers in south Bangladesh adapted themselves during monsoon seasons through floating farming with traditional techniques. The land areas which are low to very low in land types, three months dry, rest 9 months water and water, this insisted them to practice floating farming for survival. These farmers live on water for their livelihoods. The farmers create floating bed with hyacinth for farming purpose, and as water come and increase, the beds also rise with water. These beds are very fertile in nature. Farmers grow huge rage of vegetables without chemicals. Farmers create balls of hyacinth materials and natural compost; and put seeds inside the balls. The seedlings grow very well, better than any fertilizers. Crops/vegetables grown in floating farming are vigorous and tasty. Wholesaler come to farmers through boat and buy their additional vegetables, thus farmers are making good money/profits from floating cultivation in Bangladesh. The farmers before went far away for job or employment, but now they practice floating farming and gaining profits during monsoon seasons. The community farmers trains each other how to make floating farm beds and continue farming in water logged areas of South Bangladesh.
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Stop soil pollution to ensure safe food and health, it was the theme of world soil day 2018. Celebrated globally at research institutions, universities, government organizations, international organizations, civil society, farmers and non-government bodies. Nutritious and safe food is essential for healthy life. Healthy soils are also important for soil biodiversity, microorganisms and habitats.
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Writer: JAKIA SULTANA
Experts and scientists (including extension workers) have advised that two-fifths of the arable land of Bangladesh have become deficient in organic materials and plant essential nutrients due to the pressures required to produce multiple crops from the same quantity of lands. According to the Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), about 43.4 lakh hectares of the country's arable lands presently do not have a normal (optimum) percentage of organic matter level in the top soils – and that means about 42 percent of the total arable area of the country. The SRDI director, Md Delowar Hossain Molla, said in the occasion of world soil day that "around three or five percent organic matter is deemed healthy for the soil in general, but at present there is no normal amount of organic matter (or less than 1/2 percent of organic matter) in around half of the country's arable lands." The overuse of chemical fertilizer in the agricultural sector is one of the main causes of organic matter depletion. The data of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics shows that Bangladesh has increased its use of chemical fertilizers (e.g. Urea, phosphate, potash, gypsum, etc.) by 66% from 1999 to 2008, while public subsidies in agriculture sector increased by 340% over the same period. The cropping intensity has been increased about 300% since last few decades to meet the demand for foods. In relation to the excessive use of chemical fertilizers, the growing trend of simultaneous cultivation and the lack of sustainable crop rotations ultimately lead to excessive soil nutrient extraction. It seems like soils are becoming deficient in essential plant nutrients. In past couple of decades, rice cultivation successively substituted traditional rice cultivation practices and replaced leguminous and other crops in rotations. The cultivation of leguminous plants in rice-growing intervals, however, minimizes paddy plant's nitrogen consumption and improves soil fertility. But this practice is becoming rare in Bangladesh, therefore natural recovery of nutrient pools are absent in the agricultural system. However, nitrogen remains organically and inorganically in the soil, and more than 90% of the soil nitrogen is connected with organic matter but our soils are lacking organic materials. The former Director-General, the Department of Agricultural Extension, Hamidur Rahman, said "The soil health of Bangladesh has deteriorated dramatically in the last few decades and is in reverse with the objective of producing more crops (two, three or even four crops in a year) from the similar small amounts of per capita arable land area."
In one piece of land every year, farmers now produce even more hybrid and modern crop varieties with conventional agro-chemical based farming, which deliver more yield and cash, while ultimately affecting soil health and land degradation. The need to use chemicals and multiple crops to meet the growing demand for foods has not been denied, however, farmers should be encouraged to use more organic fertilizer together with recommended chemicals to recover their soil's health. Soil test based fertilizer recommendation can be very helpful in this regard, but this requires extension activity and farmer supports to test their soil samples. Unless the soil fertility condition of our arable land will deteriorate further in the years to come. Future generations food security will become vulnerable to achieve. The SRDI documents also indicate that approximately 3.7 million hectares of soil are phosphate deprived, with 2,72 million hectares deprived of potassium, 3,31 million of hectares deprived of sulfur, 275,000 of zinc and 2,49 million of boron and 300,000 of calcium and magnesium deprived. The farmers should alternately cultivate various crops in their arable lands with recommended fertilizer because various plants remove various kinds of nutrients from the soils. The use of organic manures (e.g. cowdung, compost) and addition of crop residues are essential to maintain fertility and increase organic matter of arable lands in Bangladesh.
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Journal article, one author
Ku, G. (2008). Learning to de-escalate: The effects of regret in escalation of commitment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 105(2), 221-232.
Journal article, two authors
Sanchez, D. and King-Toler, E. (2007). Addressing disparities consultation and outreach strategies for university settings. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 59(4), 286-295.
DOI: 10.1037/1065- 9218.104.22.1686
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Van Vugt, M., Hogan, R. and Kaiser, R. B. (2008). Leadership, followership and evolution: Some lessons from the past. American Psychologist, 63(3), 182-196. DOI:10.1037/0003-066X.63.3.182
Frank, R. H. and Bernanke, B. (2007). Principles of macro-economics (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. p. 79
Gibbs, J. T. and Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (2001). Children of color: Psychological interventions with culturally diverse youth. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Young, R. F. (2007). Crossing boundaries in urban ecology: Pathways to sustainable cities (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis database. (UMI No. 327681).
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Hammond, K. R. and Adelman, L. (1986). Science, values and human judgment. In: H. R. Arkes & K. R. Hammond (Eds.), Judgment and decision making: An interdisciplinary reader, pp. 127-143. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Technical and or research reports
Deming, D. and Dynarski, S. (2008). The lengthening of childhood (NBER Working Paper 14124). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved July 21, 2008 from http://www.nber.org/papers/w14124.
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Saheed, S. M. (1992). Soil Survey: perspective and strategies for the 21st century. In: J. A. Zinck, Editor, An International Workshop for Heads of National Soil Survey Organizations, ITC publication, No. 21, pp. 55-60, The Netherlands.
Ø Citations in text: (Siddique, 2015) , (Siddique and Karim, 2014) , (Siddique et al. 2015) , Siddique (2015) , Siddique et al. (2015) , (Siddique, 2015 and Bryan, 2016) , (Siddique, 2015; Bryan and Carol, 2016; Marc, 2014)
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