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Articles by Mahfuzar Rahman
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  Abul Hasnat Muhammad Solaiman , Takashi Nishizawa , Tuhin Suvra Roy , Mahfuzar Rahman , Rajesh Chakraborty , Jannath Choudhury , Md. Dulal Sarkar and Mirza Hasanuzzaman
  Stage of maturity often affects the yield, dry matter, specific gravity and color of potato tubers. Comparative account of some processing traits of three local varieties of potato (viz., ‘Fata Pakri’, ‘Sada Pakri’ and ‘Rumana)’ harvested at 80, 90, 100 and 110 days after planting with those of True Potato Seed variety ‘BARI TPS-I’ is given in this study tuber samples were harvested after 10 -days of tuber skin-curing in the soil. Yield increased significantly up to the last date of harvest. Mature tubers exhibited significantly higher dry matter and specific gravity compared to immature ones. Tuber color was also significantly affected by time of harvest irrespective of varieties. The ‘BARI TPS-I’ gave highest tuber yield. ‘Fata pakri’ exhibited highest specific gravity and dry matter content. On basis of flesh color, ‘BARI TPS-I’, ‘Fata pakri’ and ‘Sadapakri’ were found suitable for chips. Bangladeshi potato farmers and processors will get benefited from the information generated regarding the appropriate harvesting time of local potatoes for processing industries.
  Md. Ayub Ali , Md. Shahidur Rahman Choudhary , Sheikh Kabir Uddin Hayder and Mahfuzar Rahman
  Floating Sex Workers (FSWs) are the most underprivileged among all the commercial sex workers in Bangladesh. They do not have voices in society and what have are heard always against them. Moreover, they are facing problems, hazards and leading very miserable life, in spite of being a member of the society. In this study, it is tried to explore the factors affecting in harassment and rehabilitation of FSWs in Bangladesh. For this, a total of 100 FSWs were interviewed from Rajshahi City Corporation during January to March 2011. Percentage distribution and logistic regression method is used to analyze the data. The results point out that age, education, place of origin and duration in the profession, among other factors have been identified as the factor affecting the harassment and rehabilitation process of FSWs more. This study also identifies that social acceptance, proper opportunity of employment and elimination of various obstacles could reduce the harassment and indicate the suitable way of their rehabilitation. Therefore, to address the issues of the FSWs in an appropriate manner and to alleviate their sufferings, befitting their rehabilitation, both government and NGOs must come up with some specific programs in relation to social education and awareness.
 
 
 
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