Bangladesh Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research <div id="content">&nbsp;</div> en-US (Managing Editorial Board) (Editorial Assistant) Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 IMPACTS OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZERS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF COUNTRY BEAN (LABLAB PURPUREUS L.) IN SUMMER SEASON <p><em>A field experiment was conducted from April to September in 2018 at Nobogram Agro farm, Noakhali, Bangladesh. The experiment was done to determine the effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on growth and yield of country bean (Lablab purpureus L.) in Summer Season. The experiment comprises on country bean local variety named ‘Epsha-2’. There were four treatments viz., T1= Control (no fertilizer are used), T2= Inorganic (TSP 0.50 gm/pit + Gypsum 200 gm/pit + MOP 250 gm/pit), T3= Cowdung (5 kg/pit) and T4= FYM (5 kg/pit) and the experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with six replications. The parameters of the experiment were the percentage of seed germination, plant height at four-leaf stage (cm), days to first flowering (days), number of pod per plant, individual pod length (cm), pod width (cm) and pod weight (gm).Among all treatments farmyard manure (FYM) was responsible for a higher percentage of seed germination (100%), maximum plant height during four-leaf stage (6.08 cm), accelerated days to first flowering (48 days), increased pod number per plant (220.33), the maximum number of individual pod length (6.87 cm), pod width (2.07 cm) and pod weight (5.53 gm) over other treatments in summer country bean. So the results showed that farmyard manure strongly influenced plant growth and yield component of the country bean. In brief, application of FYM is necessary to increase country bean production in summer season.</em></p> Md. Sazzat Hossain Raihan, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, Md. Morshedul Islam, Rafat Nur Abdullah Khan, Belayet Hossain ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 EXPERIENCES OF RESTAURANT BUSINESS IN THE COVID-19: EVIDENCE FROM RAJSHAHI CITY, BANGLADESH <p><em>The restaurant business in Bangladesh has no institutional recognition. It has no mentionable business guidelines and juridical structures to combat any epidemic like coronavirus diseas-19 (COVID-19). Because of not having a legitimate basis this sector is suffering a serious financial crisis in the global pandemic. Revenues generating ability has drastically decreased when the government ordered for shutting down the non-essential organization to fight against the spreading the coronavirus. At the same time government also imposes stay order on various special programs like weeding, birthday, new-year celebration, and Iftar party which is directly related to restaurant business. This article, therefore, focuses on the impact of COVID-19 in the restaurant business in Bangladesh. Data were collected through purposive sampling method through a questionnaire. For analyzing the data the statistical package for the social science (SPSS) v. 24.0 was applied. Datasets were analyzed with a statistical tool named Pearson’s correlation coefficient (PCC). Descriptive statistics such as the frequency distribution and graph were also used for presenting and interpreting data. One sample t-test and dependent sample t-test were used to test the hypothesis. The COVID-19 decreases the revenues drastically (r = 0.904, p = 0.000). This is leading to the severe sufferings of workers and owners of the restaurants both fast food and general hotels, the restaurants and convention centers. This deteriorating condition will further be on the increase of the government incentives providing policy needs of the most vulnerable groups in the country in the coming months. Otherwise this small and medium sector will go out of the economy for sine die. From this research, it was apparent that if the educational institutions are not re-opened, the infections rate curve wipe out and the vaccine is not made the restaurant business will not see any good news for booming their business. Coordinated administrative systems, reinforce of the health sector, economy, industry, agriculture and food security should be focused on under the new normal standard of life.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Md. Abdul Kuddus, Naima Rahman, Anusuya Sarkar ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 EFFECT OF MICROFINANCE ADOPTION ON RURAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN SELECTED UPAZILA OF KUSHTIA DISTRICT OF BANGLADESH <p><em>This present study aims at analyzing how microfinance affects household income of its participants as well as to find out the factors that influence the participants to adopt loan for which a logit model was applied. This study was run on three villages of Daulatpur Upazila of Kushtia district namely Khalishakundi, Malipara and Silimpur from which 350 respondents were chosen randomly. The result reveals that Age (p&lt;0.05), household size (p&lt;0.01) and credit amount (p&lt;0.05) from microfinance had significant negative impact on average household income and spouse’s income had a positive sign with coefficient of 0.867 which was significant (p&lt;0.01). Logit model expresses that average income, age of respondent and household size all had negative sign implying that an increase of one of them will discourage the respondents tending towards borrowing loans from microfinance which were also significant (p&lt;0.01). This study also found several problems faced by the participants of microfinance such as high interest rate, delay of credit, rude behavior of representatives, short recovery time, influence of old members etc. as well as recommend the policy implication regarding them.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>G21, Q52, O18, D13</p> Bilkish Banu, Mohammad Mukul Hossain, Mohammad Samiul Haque, Babor Ahmad ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:01:49 +0000